DAVE DAVIES, guitarist and co-founder of the legendary group THE KINKS, will perform a rare concert at London’s Islington Assembly Hall on Friday 18 December 2015. Tickets go on sale Monday 13 July from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 871 8819 or from http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/dave-davies-tickets.
He’ll perform solo songs, hits and Kinks classics which showcase his unique writing style along with the revolutionary guitar sound he created and such classics as You Really Got Me. He will be joined by Jonathan Lea (guitar), Tom Currier (bass) and Dennis Diken of the Smithereens (drums).
Since the early 1960s, Dave has worked on a great number of critically acclaimed albums, ranging from solo hit song Death of a Clown, to experimental Kinks records like Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur and the classic song Lola in 1970. Dave further helped shape the sound of the Kinks with his singing and lead guitar on the classics Come On Now and I’m Not Like Everybody Else.
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Source: Classic Rock Magazine
Surviving Kinks members Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory all believe the band are closer than they’ve ever been to a reunion.
The originals: Pete Quaife, Dave Davies, Ray Davies and Mick Avory
They could be back in action to celebrate their 50th anniversary during 2014, after years of feuding between the Davies siblings meant previous attempts at getting back together ended in failure.
Guitarist Dave admits he still has reservations, telling Uncut: “I don’t want to see the legacy of the Kinks soured by two miserable old men doing it for the money.”
But he also says: “I said to Ray It would be a great shame if we don’t do something. I don’t think our love has diminished – I think the stage play has played itself out a bit, the pretence and the acting.
“It’s time reality took over and started directing the last years of whatever it is. It’s like Cain and Abel.”
Ray, who recently reported the chances of a reunion were 50/50, confirms: “It’s as close as it’s ever been to happening.”
Drummer Avory admits the three men haven’t actually met to discuss plans yet, but says: “It would be nice to do something all together, because the chances are diminishing as we talk. We’d have to knock our heads together and rehearse – we haven’t played together for God knows how long.”
Bassist Pete Quaife died in 2010. A deluxe edition of the Kinks’ classic album Muswell Hillbillies was released in October, featuring five previously unreleased tracks.
According to the Associated Press, AEROSMITH‘s Steven Tyler, FOREIGNER‘s Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, THE KINKS‘ Ray Davies, FLEETWOOD MAC‘s Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA‘s Jeff Lynne and ELVIS COSTELLO are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall Of Fame.
Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for October 16. The gala takes place June 13 at the New York Marriott Marquis.
“It means a lot that those songs have been recognized, and maybe, hopefully a little part of history,” Jones said of the band’s hits, which include ‘I Want to Know What Love Is’ and ‘Waiting For A Girl Like You’.
Eligible voters can select two nominees from the list of songwriter-performers and three non-performing songwriters. Voting ends December 17.