Tracks such as You Really Got Me, Dedicated Follower of Fashion, Sunny Afternoon and Lola will be heard at Arlington Arts Centre in Newbury tomorrow as the Kast Off Kinks are in town.
The line-up includes some former members of the famous London band The Kinks, who were regularly in the charts in the 1960s and ‘70s.
They include drummer Mick Avory, John Dalton on bass and vocals, and keyboardist and vocalist Ian Gibbons.
Dave Clark, of The Dave Clark Five, will also be joining the band tomorrow night as they embark on another huge UK tour, with the friends doing roughly 70 shows a year.
And with their visit to Mary Hare School 12 months ago being huge success, Ian hopes it’s deja vu tomorrow night.
Ian revealed: “It’s really great to be back together and playing all these fantastic songs again and people should come along as they will be surprised at how many you remember.
“Everyone on the night can expect to hear a lot of hits from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s, along with some lesser known album tracks and some Kinks songs covered by other artists.
“And we love performing to fans that love what we do as it makes it all very worthwhile.
“It can be a long day before we get on stage after the travel and sound check and so on, so it’s a wonderful feeling to know that you’ve made the audience happy.”
Following their formation in 1964, The Kinks dominated the charts in both the UK and US as they were one of the groups to be part of the British invasion craze during the decade, which also included bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, The Animals and Herman’s Hermit.
Their strong rock and roll sound and lively shows proved to be a huge hit during the swinging ‘60s, as the group achieved three number one singles in the UK, as well as getting 12 top-10 hits.
The success continued to grow during the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s where the band managed to chart an album in each of the three decades in the US.
And in 2017, the music of The Kinks is still popular with fans all over the world, with the band being regarded as one of the most successful British groups in history.
“It’s just great fun to be in the crowd and enjoying yourself. It’s a good distraction from the screens,” Ian said.
“The band are mainly ex members of The Kinks and we originally just played at charity events and fan club meetings but then about five years back we decided to do some shows and really enjoyed it.
“With new material, we have no plans at present, but who knows!
“It’s a pretty full show with all the hits, and that’s what people mainly want.”
Tickets cost £20 and the gig will begin at 8pm.