Davies, Kenwood House, London Ray
of sunshine on wet home turf
Reviewed by Ben Walsh
26/6-09 NME: Ray
Davies draws huge crowds to Glastonbury
Acoustic Tent headline set
abt and kaa 26/6
"the neighbourhood where I grew up is really
abt & kaa
Friday, 19 June 2009: "I gotta tell
you - I miss the Kinks,"
says Ray. "I heard 'Lola' on the
radio a few months back when Chris
Evans played it, and I was amazed
how strong the intro was. With the
other, fuzz-guitar-driven stuff I
could always get that energy and
power from my brother Dave. Jimmy
Page and Eric [Clapton] are great
technical players, but you wouldn't
have got that from them."
our interview winds down, Davies
tell me there is a new film
about the Kinks in the offing, and
that Julien Temple, best known for
his documentaries about the Sex
Pistols, wants to direct it. Davies,
meanwhile, is planning to make
a new album in
Nashville, and he also wants
to finish Flatlands, the
Norfolk-set choral work he began
with the Britten Sinfonia back in
1998. But what of humble old
songwriting? Is he doing any of that?
"Yes. I like to write at the
weekends these days; it always
reminds me of when I didn't have to
go to school. Last weekend, I wrote
two country songs, one of which is
about the difficulties of family
relationships. It's called 'Brothers
Pilgrim Sisters Country / Bluegrass
During spring -09 16 songs have been
recorded at KONK studios in London with
producer and legendary Kinks rocker Ray
Davies. Album's on the way.
The "Bukta" Festival 2-4/07-09 Ray Davies to
"BUKTA", Tromsø, Norway
Is this the
first time Ray is going to play in
the midnight sun?
08.08.06: Guardian on the "BUKTA"
Festival: Tripping the light
fantastic "If you plan to
be in Norway next summer, make time
to fit the Bukta festival into your
schedule. To be honest, it doesn't
really matter which bands are
playing; the point of going to Bukta
is just to be there and enjoy the
fantastic atmosphere, because there
really isn't another live music
event like it in the world."
NEW RAY ALBUM
in studio with
Ray - Out this
Davies is once
again in studio,
album with the
According to the
Chorus’ web site
album of Ray’s
hits, and it
will be finished
by the first
half of this
This seems to be
Ray Davies year,
at the West End.
We hope and beg!
fingers for a
about a CD and a
DVD with this
Here are Ray and
his angels from
debut in the
East, is on
in front of
of Wales "
10th DUTCH KINKS FAN MEETING You find
the whole invtation amd some more here:
‘ARTHUR - 40 YEARS’
ON SUNDAY APRIL 26, 2009,
FROM 11.00 UNTIL 18.00 UUR
ROCKCAFÉ ‘STAIRWAY TO
MARIAPLAATS 11-12 – 3511 LJ
UTRECHT (CENTRUM) WITH
THE KAST OFF KINKS 2
with former Kinks-members
(bass guitar and vocals)
and the only ‘not-Kink’
(lead guitar and vocals)
of the people in this photo
from "Stairway to Heaven"
might bee there.
You must come too and then
you will find out!
Davies with a new album.
Crouch End Festival Chorus
- a North London-based choir
with an international
reputation. The chorus it to
team up for a third time
with Kinks legend Ray Davies
- this time to record an
album of his hits in early
Ray Davies is to
perform at this year's
Laugharne Weekend in Wales.
The Welsh literary festival
welcomes poets, authors and
'travelling musicians' and
venues range in capacity
from Dylan Thomas' Boathouse
(24) to Laugharne Castle
(300). Davies will be
performing a spoken word
show based on his book
Dave Davies Video Section is
Dave Davies Videoes on
It's a tribute to Dave
on his 62th birthday (3
the WhyKinks editors.
46 videoes in 7
entertainment section of
jan 9 2009 Presents songs about disaster, comforting us
in the new year!?
This lines by Ray Davies ends the story. Try the link for
more. “Tornado, cyclone and hurricane/
Can batter the houses with the thunder and rain / Blizzards can blow, the waves hit the shore/ But the
people recover and come back for more / Somehow the people
fight back, even if the future looks black / Life
goes on and on and on/ Life goes on and on and on."