The Kooks in popular British rock band that was formed in 2004 on Brighton, East Sussex. The members are Hugh Harris (lead guitar/synth), Alexis Nunez for drums, luke Pritchhard in vocals/guitar and Peter Denton for Bass guitar. Rafferty is the former member until 2008 and he temporarily replaced by Dan Logan but Peter Denton is the stable substitute. But in the year 2010, one member again separated ways in the band Paul Garred because of his arm (Nerve problem). Later on, he still joining the band in the studio performance but he was replaced by Chris Prendergast in Live performances. Until the year 2012, a former member of Golden Silvers “Alexis Nunez” begins to be a permanent member of the group. The band was influenced by prominent bands and artists like Bob Dylan,Chris de Burgh, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Their style had a big impact in Kooks songs especially in their three albums.
The band was discover by Virgin Records and many recording company in Brighton Free Butt Festival in 2005 and they signed a contract. According to the band, they want to make live performance and writing a song as their center of attention. They collaborated with Tony Hoffer who arranged the record.
They held a tour together with “The Thrills” and after that, they working on their debut album called “Inside in/Inside Out” that was recorded in Konk Studios (London) in the year 2005. After the released, it was sold for 19, 098 in it’s first week and reached number 9 in UK Album Chart. The album was a big hit in UK that got Certified 4x Platinum Records and Certified Platinum in Europe which they captured the attention of their fans and in their way they won in the MTV Awards in the year 2006 for Best UK and Ireland Act as well as nomination in Brit Awards.
Two year later, they introduced their 2nd album called “Konk” In April produced by Tony Hoffer and it was credit in studio where it was recorded and they collaborated with Arctic Monkeys and Mike Crossey,. The album peaked in UK Albums Chart and sold 65,904 copies within its first week, while it ranked number 41 in Billboard 200 in US. It was a boomed that got Certified Gold in huge countries like UK and Ireland.
While in 2011-present, they released 2 albums called “Junk of the heart” (2011) and “Listen” (2014) which also a big success to the band. But this is the time Paul Garred leave the band because of his nerve problem.
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