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THE KINKS - SUNNY AFTERNOON, THE VERY BEST OF (2CD) Released 16th October 2015

Original Kinks recordings of songs from the successful West End musical ‘Sunny Afternoon’, including the hits ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’, ‘Lola’, ‘All Day And All Of The Night’ and more.

"I never heard a Kinks song that I didn’t like" - David Bowie

One of the most iconic and influential British bands of all-time, The Kinks release

‘Sunny Afternoon, The Very Best Of ’ – a must-have 2-disc retrospective – on October 16th on the BMG label.

The album features original versions of all the songs from the hit West End musical with added bonus tracks not included in the production plus some of Ray Davies's personal picks he feels fit into the context of the release, including other Kinks hits and classics, BBC interviews and BBC session tracks.

Along with a total of 9 UK top 5 hit singles including 3 Number 1s, the album, unlike other Kinks compilations, features tracks chosen by Ray that were not originally hits but over the years have become so due to TV shows, films and covers by other artists.

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, ‘Sunny Afternoon’ opened in the West End in 2014 and won 4 Oliver awards including Best New Musical, Best Actor In A Musical, Best Actor In A Supporting Role In A Musical, and Outstanding Achievement In Music for Ray Davies.

From the very instant ‘You Really Got Me’ roared to Number 1 in 1964 The Kinks (along with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who) came to define a generation and confirm Britain as the rock ‘n’ roll centre of the world.

With incomparable legendary frontman Ray Davies at the helm, brother Dave on lead guitar, Mick Avory on drums and Pete Quaife on bass, classic after classic followed ‘You Really Got Me’ into the charts, from ‘All Day And All Of The Night’ – which, along with its predecessor, is credited with helping to invent heavy metal and punk– to the risqué ‘Lola’, the pastoral ‘Tired Of Waiting’ and ‘Sunny Afternoon’, a chart topper when England won the World Cup in 1966.

Their 1967 smash hit ‘Waterloo Sunset’ is widely considered to be among the greatest singles ever released – with Pete Townsend, Blur’s Damon Albarn and Paul Weller citing it as one of their everlasting favourites.

The influence of The Kinks on generations of British and US music makers is incalculable, from glam rockers such as David Bowie, Mott The Hoople and Marc Bolan, to the new wave of Ian Dury, Madness, the punk of The Clash and The Pretenders (who had two top 40 hits with Kinks covers), to the heavy metal of Metallica and Van Halen to recent acts like Blur, Oasis, Mumford & Sons and Supergrass… the list goes on.

The Kinks and Ray Davies in particular have been resurgent recently with not only the West End musical being phenomenally  successful but also Ray closing the 2012 London Olympic games with a stunning rendition of ’Waterloo Sunset’, watched by nearly 1 billion people worldwide, and also releasing his autobiography ‘Americana: The Kinks, The Road and The Perfect Riff’.

The Kinks – ‘Sunny Afternoon, The Very Best Of’ tracklisting:




1      You Still Want Me

2      I Gotta Move

3      Just Can't Go To Sleep

4      Denmark Street

5      A Well Respected Man

6      Dead End Street

7      Dedicated Follower Of Fashion

8      You Really Got Me

9      Set Me Free

10      Till The End Of The Day

11      This Strange Effect (BBC Session)

12      Stop Your Sobbing

13      This Is Where I Belong

14      Where Have All The Good Times Go

15      All Day And All Of The Night

16      This Time Tomorrow

17      Maximum Consumption

18      Sitting In My Hotel

19      I Go To Sleep (Demo)

20      I'm Not Like Everybody Else

21      Too Much On My Mind

22  Tired Of Waiting For You

23  The Moneygoround


DISC 2   


1      Sunny Afternoon         

2      A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy               

3      Days              

4      A Long Way From Home            

5      Waterloo Sunset          

6      Lola

7      Look A Little On The Sunny Side               

8      Party Line

9     Who'll Be The Next In Line

10   Tell Me Now So I Know (Demo Version)

11    Starstruck      

12    Victoria         

13    Brainwashed                

14    Powerman   

15    Gotta Be Free              

16    The Way Love Used To Be          

17   Kinks BBC Interviews (1964-1966)

18   You Really Got Me (BBC Session Track)

19   Tired Of Waiting For You (BBC Session Track)

20   Death Of A Clown (BBC Session Track)

21   BBC Interview

22   BBC Interview

23   BBC Interview

24  Death Of A Clown (BBC Session Track)

25  WPIX U.S. TV Interview (1965) 


Bad Touch To Play Time Out London - Rising Stars Night of Blues and Rock at Jazz Cafe Tuesday November 10



Time Out Rising Stars is back! This time, they've handpicked five of the best blues and rock artists on the scene to entertain you for one exclusive Time Out evening at Camden Town’s historical Jazz Cafe. 

The whole thing only costs you a tenner! Where else can you catch the next generation of rock stars in an intimate setting for that little? Nowhere, that’s where! Rising Stars of Blues and Rock is exactly what the November pages in your diary have been begging for – don’t miss out!

Quite Great are thrilled to announce Bad Touch will be on the bill for the night of awesome Rock and Blues!

Get you tickets now!


Morecambe for No 1!

From the team at Quite Great we’re delighted to announce that we will be working with Morecambe Council and local star Ashleigh Wood to get Morecambe and Wise classic ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ to number one and put Morecambe back on the map!

After a wet and gloomy July, August is set to deliver days of sunshine and seaside perfect weather. Morecambe Council have lined up the help of Quite Great and Ashleigh Wood to join forces and make Morecambe the popular, go-to seaside town for UK holiday makers this summer!

Let’s all work together to make this happen, with already 1000+ likes in just over a week! Support the cause and join the Facebook group here:


We’re Delighted to Announce that Quite Great are now working with Dame Shirley Bassey’s favourite vocal trio, Blake 



When Dame Shirley Bassey first saw the male vocal group BLAKE perform on ITV's This Morning eight years ago she, along with millions of viewers, was so smitten that she promptly requested that they perform at her birthday party that same night. Since then the Dame has watched BLAKE at many of their live concerts, including a recent preview of their latest show called 'In Harmony', currently touring the UK now. Quite Great are pleased to announce that they will be taking care of the publicity for the tour.

The Quite Great radio team are thrilled to be working with the modern-classic icons. The radio promotions guys will be promoting the tour dates September through to October and will on the look out to help find local choirs to join the guys at some of their venues.

It's this brand new show that BLAKE will be bringing to Lancaster this September, at The Grand on the 9th.  They will be performing 2 hours of uplifting and emotional music from the pop, classical and musical worlds, which guarantee there ‘won’t be a dry eye in the house’ - OK Magazine.  The songs have been curated from 6 albums spanning their 8 year strong career, including their BRIT-Award winning debut album and their latest offering 'In Harmony'. Combined with ad-libbed banter & comedy, live instruments, stunning projected videos and dramatic lighting, BLAKE are assured to thrill anyone with a love of powerful songs and ratpack fun. 

BLAKE has an impressive CV of achievements including several number 1's, multi-platinum selling albums, regular appearances on UK television (including 5 shows this last year), three performances in front of the Queen and various worldwide tours to Asia, America, Russia and Europe. However, it’s the constant support from BLAKE’s loyal fans that can be attributed to their long lasting success. From performing alongside them on stage in local choirs to funding them through PledgeMusic to create their critically acclaimed 5th album ‘In Harmony’, BLAKE’s fans have been with them every step of the way.  

‘In Harmony’ - OK! Magazine ****

Three guest artists appear on BLAKE's  ‘In Harmony’, including Brit-Award nominee Camilla Kerslake, Number 1 selling classical soprano Rebecca Newman and Filipino superstar Rachelle Ann Go, who recently won a World Music Award for her role in the new production of Miss Saigon on the West-End in London.  

"A stunning concert and one of the entertainment highlights of the year" -   The Cornish Guardian

BLAKE are once again searching the UK for talented local choirs to join them on stage as part of their ‘In Harmony’ tour. Over the last five years the group have been joined by more than 250 local choirs around the UK and overseas, in venues as far apart as Manchester, Moscow and Manila. Choirs simply need to email their latest videos to the BLAKE website and the chosen groups will perform alongside BLAKE on five big ensemble songs, as well as present their own solo song to the audience. Performers in past guest choirs for BLAKE’s shows have recently been seen attaining places at prestigious London music colleges and even taking star roles in West End shows.

Brilliant” ‘In Harmony’ - Woman & Home


Watch BLAKE performing ‘Hallelujah’ live in concert…



Sat 18th                 Hippodrome, Eastbourne                    

Wed 22nd             Holt Festival                                                 



Fri 21st                 The Stables, Milton Keynes                  



Sat 5th                   Memorial Theatre, Frome                   

Tues 8th                Lyceum Theatre, Crewe                       

Wed 9th                The Grand, Lancaster                             

Thurs 10th            The Plaza, Stockport                               

Fri 11th                  St Helens, Merseyside                          

Sat 12th               Tivoli Theatre, Wimborne                      

Tues 15th              Opera House, Buxton                            

Thurs 17th            Playhouse, Harlow                                  



Fri 2nd                    The Place, Oakengates, Telford         

Sat 3rd,                           Courtyard, Hereford                                

Sun 4th                Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury               

Fri 9th                               Clair Hall, Haywards Heath                   



Wed 11th              Regent Centre, Dorset                          

Fri 13th                  Playhouse, Epsom                                   

Fri 20th                  Capitol, Horsham                                                                              

Sat 21st                 Exmouth Pavilion, Devon                     

Sun 1st                  Queens Theatre, Hornchurch             




All This Noise Announced for Bestival Ahead of New Single



All This Noise are the ones to watch for 2015! Bestival just announced the band for this year's lineup in September, which will see the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Gorgon City and Duke Dumont take to the stage. Their new single ‘Seven Billion Like You’ is set for release on 15 June 2015, which has been supported by BBC Radio 6 host Tom Robinson.

Listen here:

Forming in late 2014, they've been compared to the likes of The Cure, Radiohead and Depeche Mode. The single has a very original sound - relaxed with a slightly haunting twist, and was mixed by Al Riley (The Maccabees and U2).

Singer/lead guitarist, James has worked as a sub-editor for Mixmag and has been published in The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Independent, whilst Alan, bassist/producer, has been a session player for bands such as Freaky Realistic (Polydor), Mint Royale (Sony). With his own studio in West London, he records, produces and mixes for multiple bands, working with artists such as Wolf Alice and Charlie XCX.

If you want to hear more from the guys they have a show coming up on June 10th at the Underbelly, Hoxton:


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