Eight original members of one of the 70’s most revered and respected British Soul pioneers – KOKOMO, whose line-up reads like pages from Who’s Who in British Music, are reuniting for a series of festival and gig dates.
Kokomo’s 1975 debut album is considered a classic among collectors, whilst the band’s reputation as one of the finest ‘groove’ units ever to come out of this country remains largely intact.
Formed in 1973, Kokomo’s original 10-piece and somewhat disparate line-up consisted of four vocalists: Dyan Birch, Frank Collins, Paddie McHugh and Tony O’Malley (also on keyboard) – all from ’60s pop sensations ‘Arrival’. Alan Spenner (bass) and Neil Hubbard (guitar) were recruited from Joe Cocker’s Grease band; Mel Collins (saxophone) from King Crimson, and percussionist Jody Linscott (who went on to tour with The Who, Elton John, Dave Gilmour and more), Terry Stannard (drums) and Jim Mullen (guitar) completed the line up.
Kokomo was never shackled to the traditional soul/R&B club circuit. Rather, the band launched onto the U.K. pub rock scene where their loose-limbed funk workouts were in an absolute class of their own and they took London by storm!
The Standard Lamps comprise singer/guitarist Mike Wilton, Matt Bennie on drums and James Livett on bass. They first came to prominence supporting Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in February 2014.
Doors – 7.00pm
Standard Lamps – 7.45pm
KOKOMO – 9pm
Curfew – 11pm
STANDING // 14+ (UNDER 16’S TO BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)