Events

Recordings

Recorded in September 2014 at Ranscombe Studios, the following Soundcloud playlist is an example of our live sound.

These sample tracks were recorded live in one single take with no overdubs.

Repertoire

This spotify playlist is the complete listing of all the songs we cover.

For private bookings we can consider your personal requests.

Bio

The Kick-Backs are a six piece contemporary covers band, comprised of two female vocalists, guitar, keyboards, bass and drums. Our set list covers a wide variety of well known artists from genres of pop, rock, soul and funk. We cover songs by artists such as P!nk, Alanis Morissette, Joss Stone, Beverly Knight, Sheryl Crow, Dusty Springfield, Amy Winehouse, The Pretenders, REM, Robbie Williams, Stooshe, Scissor Sisters, The Noisettes, Bonnie Raitt, Radiohead, Jessie J, Duffy, Adele, Stereophonics, Fontella Bass, Marvin Gaye, Chaka Khan, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Bruno Mars, Alicia Keys, The Goo Goo Dolls, and many more.

What we are not is a pub band with the usual suspects in the set list (you know what we mean.)

We want you to be surprised (in a good way) about what song is coming next. We love playing and we want you to enjoy it as much as we do.


Doug

Saxophone and Clarinet

Greg

Drums, backing-vocals & Soothers
The grand-dad (literally) of the band, Greg’s also returned to live music after a long break – having spent his teens thumping out the rhythm in a prog-rock school band……but now adding backing vocals, too.  His ambition is to use enough cymbals to completely mask himself from the audience.

Jamie

Keyboards, guitars & I.T.
Son of guitarist Andy (but not such a health-&-safety risk), multi talented University-student Jamie enriches the band’s sound with electronic keyboards & I.T. tools……& recently, rhythm guitar.  The vocals & keyboard duets with Katie are high-points in the bands’ live shows.

http://www.jamiestevenscomposer.com

Ashleigh

Ashleigh joined the band in November 2016, and has been semi professionally singing since she was 16. Mainly singing as a soloist and occasionally as a guest singer for other local bands through family and friends in Kent. She has also partaken in several stage performances including her local Panto and fulfilled a dream of being a Disney Princess. Ashleigh is thrilled in joining The Kick Backs showing her inner Diva and sharing the stage with the band.

Steve

Bass Guitar, artwork & canines
The bands’ patriarch & holder of the musical keys……Mr Cool, personified……enough said.

Andy

Guitars, backing-vocals & H&S-risk (the M.D.)
Andy compensates for losing the “growing old disgracefully” battle to sister Michele with gadgetry & toys to enhance the bands’ musical & visual presence & quality.  Playing lead & acoustic guitars (since aged 7, in fact), he manages all the right chords – though not necessarily in the right order.  His nickname is a throwback to his younger pyromaniac (love of fireworks) days, rather than any rock-star-type predilection for “doing a Townshend” in attacking amps & drum kits.

Michele

Vocals, percussion bits & hair-straighteners (the boss)
A 25-year break from singing in live bands has evidently failed to suppress this (country-influenced) rock chic’s appetite for putting heart & soul into the raw, energetic songs & occasional forays into ballads & lighter pop songs (& in duets with fellow vocalist Katie).  It probably goes without saying that Michele proudly embraces growing old disgracefully with pronounced dignity.

Testimonials

The Kick Backs were the perfect and fitting end to our family music event in Bearsted Kent. With an attendance in excess of 4000 with ages ranging from the very young to the slightly more antique, it was fantastic to see them all on their feet,hands in the air and singing along to the varied mix of music that the group have to offer. In fact, we were so thrilled with the entertainment they provided for our sell out 2016 event that they are coming back for 2017! Roll on the good times!

Jo, Music On The Green 2016


Many thanks to the Kick Backs who played a fantastic gig for us at Earls last night. Great music, great crowd and great atmosphere! Hopefully we’ll see them again soon!
Earls, Maidstone


Comms Business Awards 1 World Cup 0 … but we did have The Kick-Backs

The evening’s entertainment ended with live music from a fantastic band called The Kick Backs – very apt considering the timing. They are based out of Kent, not far from our office. I hadn’t heard of them before but I will definitely be going to see them again – great band, great live sound with fantastic harmonies from the lead vocalists Michele Baxter-Stevens and Katie Gillbert. If you get a chance, I thoroughly recommend going to see them.
Steve Smith
http://astro.co.uk/comms-business-awards-2014/

 

Venues we have played…

Enquiries

The Kick-Backs are available for both public and private bookings. We have Public Liability Insurance and PAT Certification.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss any aspect of our show and set list or any specific requirements you may have.