The Kast Off Kinks

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The Kast Off Kinks
From left: John Gosling, John Dalton, Mick Avory, Dave Clarke.
From left: John Gosling, John Dalton, Mick Avory, Dave Clarke.
Background information
OriginLondon, England
GenresRock
Years active1996 - present
Associated actsThe Kinks
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersDave Clarke
John Dalton
John Gosling
Mick Avory
Past membersJim Rodford
Ian Gibbons

The Kast Off Kinks are a band composed of former members of the band The Kinks. They mostly tour Europe and attend reunions for fans and for charity, such as the Leukemia Research Fund. They have put out one EP, The Archway EP, in conjunction with The Kinks' fan club.

Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Dave Clarke – lead vocals, lead guitar (The only member not to have played with The Kinks)
  • Mick Avory – drums, percussion (member of The Kinks 1964–1984, 2018–present)
  • John Dalton – bass, backing vocals, lead vocalist on Willesden Green (Percy, 1971, the only Kinks song never sung by one of the Davies brothers)[1] (member of The Kinks 1966, 1969–1976)
  • John Gosling: keyboards, backing vocals (member of The Kinks 1970–1978)

Former members[edit]

  • Jim Rodford - bass guitar, backing vocals (member of The Kinks 1978–1996) died 2018
  • Ian Gibbons – keyboards, backing vocals (member of The Kinks 1978–1989, 1993–1996) died 2019

Dalton and Gosling both retired from The Kast Off Kinks in 2008, but Dalton still appeared numerous times with the band afterwards, Gosling sometimes joined them at fan convention performances. Following Ian Gibbons' death in 2019, Gosling agreed to return to the Kast Off Kinks.

Guest musicians[edit]

The original bassist for The Kinks, Peter Quaife, played at selected shows with the band before his death in 2010. The Kinks' drummer from 1984 to 1996, Bob Henrit, has also occasionally performed with the band. At Kinks fan conventions since 2007, The Kast Off Kinks have been joined on stage for a few songs by The Kinks' main songwriter and frontman Ray Davies.

Former Kinks backing singers Debi Doss and Shirlie Roden also perform regularly with The Kast Off Kinks, and Ray Davies' first wife, Rasa Davies, has made occasional guest appearances as backing vocalist. Mark Haley finally guested with the band at the 2011 fan convention in London and again in 2012 in both London and Utrecht.

Timeline[edit]

Due to a lack of information, not everything is known for certain.

? (Some sources say 1994, 96, other dates)-2008 2008-2010 2010-2018 2018-2019 2019-?
Dave Clarke Lead guitar, vocals Lead guitar, vocals Lead guitar, vocals Lead guitar, vocals Lead guitar, vocals
John Dalton Bass guitar, backing vocals guest guest Bass guitar, backing vocals Bass guitar, backing vocals
Mick Avory Drums, percussion Drums, percussion Drums, percussion Drums, percussion Drums, percussion
John Gosling Keyboards Possibly a guest Possibly a guest Possibly a guest Keyboards, backing vocals
Peter Quaife Bass guitar (guest) Possibly a guest deceased deceased deceased
Ray Davies guest guest Possibly a guest Possibly a guest Possibly a guest
Jim Rodford Possibly a guest Bass guitar, vocals Bass guitar, vocals deceased deceased
Ian Gibbons Possibly a guest Keyboards, vocals Keyboards, vocals Keyboards, vocals deceased
Bob Henrit Possibly a guest Possibly a guest guest Possibly a guest Possibly a guest

Annual shows[edit]

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