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About The Kooks

About The Kooks

Showing up a decent decade later the pinnacle of Brit-pop, their debut, Inside In/Inside Out, showed up in 2006, that very year as the Arctic Monkeys' debut. The two bands might have been gentle rivals, however their close synchronous debuts addressed the introduction of another age of British guitar bands, one as obliged to the Strokes as to exemplary rock. Inside In/Inside Out was a significant hit in the U.K., topping at number two while heading to fourfold platinum status.

Success came simple, yet it was somewhat difficult to keep up with. Konk, their 2008 sophomore album, entered the U.K. charts at number one yet slid down rather rapidly. 2011's Junk of the Heart didn't restore their fortunes, however the group of four adhered to it, reappearing in 2014 with Listen, a record that widened their sound to incorporate soul, dance, and new wave while holding their adoration for the exemplary British pop/rock that had forever been at their foundation.

How they met

That initiation occurred in 2004, when performer/guitarist Luke Pritchard, guitarist Hugh Harris, bassist Max Rafferty, and drummer Paul Garred met at Brighton Music College. Acknowledging they had comparable preferences, they took their name from a melody on David Bowie's Hunky Dory and recorded a demo tape that, alongside a modest bunch of gigs, before long pulled in interest from a few record labels.

Four months later their development, the band endorsed with Virgin Records. They recorded their debut, Inside In/Inside Out, in 2005 - two singles, "Eddie's Gun" and "Couch Song," showed up throughout the span of the year. and it was released in January 2006. Debuting at nine on the U.K. charts, it climbed its direction to two as "You Don't Love Me" arrived at 12, while "Innocent" and "She Moves in Her Own Way" broke the U.K. Top Ten.

This multitude of hits helped Inside In/Inside Out accomplish fourfold platinum status in the U.K., yet the album didn't draw in much notification in America, whenever it was releasec in October of that year; it did well in Australia, notwithstanding, acquiring a platinum confirmation.


As the Kooks started preparing their second album in mid 2008, bassist Rafferty was terminated; his impermanent substitution was Dan Logan, who'd recently played with Cat the Dog. Konk, named after the studio where it was recorded (a studio possessed by the Kinks' Ray Davies), showed up in the midst of this turmoil in April 2008.

It debuted at number one on the U.K. outlines - - and topped at 41 in the U.S. - - in any case it didn't do as well as the debut, with simply the lead single, "Consistently Where I Need to Be," arriving at the Top Ten; it would ultimately be certified gold in the U.K. Before the year's over, Peter Denton joined as bassist.

During the recording of their third album in 2009, drummer Garred withdrew; the band spun through substitutions in the studio and stage prior to choosing Alexis Nunez. Garred wrapped up sessions for their third album, Junk of the Heart, which likewise saw the band rejoining with their original producer, Tony Hoffer.

Junk of the Heart saw the Kooks smooth out their sound, yet it didn't pay off monetarily; it debuted at ten on the British charts however created no hit singles. Aware that it was the ideal opportunity for a difference in pace, the band employed London hip-hop producer Inflo to rudder 2014's Listen, which was also their first to highlight Nunez on drums. The subsequent record bore more grounded dance, soul, and electronic impacts without jettisoning pop. It was released globally in September 2014, debuting at 16 on the U.K. charts and 85 in the U.S. In 2017, the band reconvened for a goal-oriented "best-of" visit on the side of the arrival of the profession spreading over The Best of... So Far arrangement.

The next year, they gave their fifth LP, Let's Go Sunshine, which included the singles "No Pressure" and "All the Time." To celebrate the album's delivery, the Kooks played a show at London's Moth Club which was recorded and later delivered as a component of Record Store Day 2019. At that point, bassist Denton had left the gathering and was supplanted on visit by Peter Randall. The single "Got Your Number" appeared in May of that year.

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Conor Marshall
Best concert I have ever been to in my life
Harry Kenny
Unforgettable experience, my girlfriend Sarah and I will always cherish this night!


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What are the costs?

Artists who are also internationally known have a price tag between £15,000 and £50,000. The most popular DJs who are famous worldwide have a starting price of £100,000. Of course, there are exceptions to this price classification. Would you like to know which artists you can book with your desired budget? We are happy to provide you with independent advice on this.

What is a rider?

A rider is a document in which the wishes and requirements of an artist are recorded. Well-known artists in particular often have a number of wishes, such as their own dressing room, a certain number of bottles of drinks, a meal and so on. In addition to this 'hospitality rider', artists often also have a 'technical rider'. This rider states, for example, which speakers, inputs and monitors are desired. In many cases, the artist's sound engineer takes this himself. He can also plug into your available sound set. On the technical knight you can see whether your sound set meets the artist's requirements. If you don't understand this. No problem, we are happy to help you with this!

What is included in the price?

Everything required for a successful performance is beach standard included. So the price is all-inclusive and there are no additional costs. Included are:

  • Screened, professional entertainment
  • Money back guarantee
  • Travel expenses
  • VAT
  • Replacement entertainment in case of illness
  • Online wish list
  • Personal event manager
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Assembly and disassembly (if required)
  • Light and sound technology (if required)
  • Other necessary equipment (if required)
How is the price determined?

The price mainly depends on the following factors:

  • The desired duration of the performance
  • Travel time and travel costs
  • Any lighting and/or sound technology required
  • Any waiting and preparation time
  • The group size
  • Familiarity of the act.

Ultimately, every party is unique. Therefore, we are happy to discuss your requirements in advance and can make an appropriate tailor-made proposal.

How is the quality of the entertainment guaranteed?

A specially trained team does advance screening of our entertainment. Here, we look at:

  • experience,
  • training,
  • price-quality ratio,
  • representativeness,
  • originality
  • reliability in keeping appointments.

What else we do:

  • All acts are previewed through demos and live performances.
  • Personal introduction before acts can perform on behalf of Evenses
  • Our entertainment also has an online portal where they can view all the information and requirements of your booking at all times
  • We call and text the entertainment prior to the booking for a final check
  • We only work with entertainment that we stand behind ourselves and that meets our quality standards. In all other cases, they do not appear on our website.
  • As we have been in business for almost 15 years, we have a good long-term cooperation with almost all our entertainment
What is the process of a booking?

Our job is to completely unburden you so that you end up having a successful party. This is how you achieve a successful party:

  1. Look at our website and choose the entertainment you like. Difficult to choose? Contact our team and we will help you find the right option
  2. You will receive a no-obligation proposal. Does it not quite fit your needs? Let us know and we will try to adjust it. Is the proposal to your liking? Then you can indicate that you wish to book.
  3. You can submit your wishes and other details online. We will make an agreement and invoice. This can be paid and signed online. We will schedule all the entertainment correctly. We will get in touch shortly before booking.
  4. We're all set. We are going to make it a successful occasion!
How can I cancel?

Do you want to cancel unexpectedly? Please contact us, we will then try to resolve it as best we can for both you and the entertainment you have booked. In consultation, we usually come to the best solution.

This is our standard cancellation policy:
After you have confirmed your booking, you have 14 days of reflection time. You can then cancel, without giving any reason, free of charge. This only applies to bookings beyond 45 days on the day of booking.

If the cooling-off period has expired, or the booking is made within 45 days, we will charge a cancellation fee. You can take out cancellation protection at the time of booking for 6.8% of the booking amount.

Cancel without cancellation protection:
20% up to 90 days or more before booking
40% up to 31 days before the booking
60% up to 14 days before booking
80% up to 7 days before booking
100% up to 0 days before booking

Cancellation with cancellation protection:
up to 90 days before booking
20% up to 31 days before the booking
30% up to 14 days before the booking
40% up to 7 days before the booking
50% up to 0 days before the booking
With flexible cancellation, if the supplier agrees, the Client can move the booking date once free of charge.

For well-known artists, we adhere to the cancellation conditions as they apply with this party.

How does payment take place?

You can make your payment via our secure online environment. We use the payment provider Mollie for this. You can choose from all common payment methods.

  • Ideal
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  • Credit card
  • PayPal
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  • Bankcontact
  • KBC/CBC pay button
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You can choose the following payment terms:

  • 100% deposit in advance
  • 50% when booking is placed, remaining 50% 14 days before booking
    For companies only:
  • Pay 30 days after booking (2.9% surcharge)
  • Pay 60 days after booking (6.8% surcharge)
What if my party cannot go ahead because of Corona?

Would you like to book entertainment, but not sure if your party date can go ahead? With us, you can move your booking free of charge at any time if your party cannot go ahead due to government measures. We offer this guarantee completely free of charge!

What if last-minute it turns out the act cannot perform?

We always have a backup option available. Our team is available 24 hours a day. If the entertainment you have booked is unable to perform due to force majeure, we will do everything we can to make it happen. Because we have such a large network, we always succeed.

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