Kino (British band)

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OriginUnited Kingdom
Years active
  • 2004–2006
  • 2017–present
MembersJohn Mitchell
Pete Trewavas
John Beck
Craig Blundell
Past membersChris Maitland
Bob Dalton

Kino is a British neo-progressive rock band made up of members from other progressive rock acts (John Mitchell from Arena and The Urbane; Pete Trewavas from Marillion, Edison's Children and Transatlantic; John Beck from It Bites; Bob Dalton also from It Bites; Chris Maitland formerly of Porcupine Tree).

The band released their debut album Picture in February 2005.

The band was inactive from 2006-2018 with Mitchell having joined Beck and Dalton in the re-formed It Bites, replacing original singer/guitarist Francis Dunnery, touring in 2006 and releasing 2 albums.,[1] and the band no longer appearing on InsideOut music's website.[2]

However, in January 2018, it was announced that Mitchell, Trewavas and Beck had reformed the band with Craig Blundell replacing Chris Maitland on drums. A new studio album 'Radio Voltaire' was released in March 2018.[3]

Line up[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • John Mitchell - lead and backing vocals, guitars (2004–2006, 2017–present)
  • Pete Trewavas - bass, bass pedals, backing and occasional lead vocals (2004–2006, 2017–present)
  • John Beck - synthesizers, backing and occasional lead vocals (2004–2006, 2017–present)
  • Craig Blundell - drums and percussion (2017–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Chris Maitland (Picture Studio Recording) - drums and percussion, backing vocals (2005)
  • Bob Dalton - drums and percussion, backing vocals (2006)


  • Picture (studio album, February 2005)
  • Cutting Room Floor (compilation, December 2005)
  • Radio Voltaire (studio album, March 2018)


  1. ^ "It Bites - the Progressive Rock Pop Band". Archived from the original on 23 June 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
  2. ^ "INSIDE OUT MUSIC - Artists". Archived from the original on 29 April 2018. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  3. ^ Rob (22 January 2018). "Kino returns after 13 years with new album "Radio Voltaire"". Progressive Music Planet. Retrieved 11 March 2021.

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