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Kicking Harold

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1994 | INDIE

Los Angeles, California, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1994
Band Rock Post-grunge

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Nov
08
Kicking Harold @ House of Blues

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA

Nov
07
Kicking Harold @ Count's Vamp'd Rock Bar & Grill

Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas, NV

Nov
06
Kicking Harold @ Saban Theatre

Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills, CA

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LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ULTRADOSE MUSIC -- Melodic Rock band, Kicking Harold, together with Big Machine Design, has created a digital "sleight of hand" music video for the band's new song, "Kill You". The video was inspired by Vine sensation, Zach King, and features a cameo appearance by Mary Carey.

Kicking Harold - the melodic rock band best known for their hit song "Gasoline", the theme song from the show "Overhaulin'", premiered the long-awaited video for their song "Kill You" this past Saturday at an exclusive show at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Today they release it worldwide via their YouTube Channel and the band's website.

The video - created by Big Machine Design - http://www.bigmachine.net - is done in a throw-back "story" style loosely based on the film "Raising Arizona". It features "Supergirl" - played by red-headed stunner, Sara Hedgren - as she is pursued by the members of the band in a cartoonish trailer park world. Each time Supergirl rejects the band's advances, she reveals a new "super power". These super powers are actually sleight-of-hand video effects, conducted in the same vein as Vine star, Zach King's popular illusions.

The story ends with a twist as Mary Carey emerges from Supergirl's trailer, and makes it clear Supergirl is "taken" when the two engage in a lesbian kiss.

"Kill You" is the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming album, "Red Light District", which is due January 2015. The album is available for preorder from iTunes beginning Friday, November 14, 2014. Fans who preorder the album will be able to download "Kill You" instantly, and receive the remaining 11 songs the day the album comes out.

More information available on the band's website or by emailing info@kickingharold.com.

Kicking Harold Official Website:http://www.kickingharold.com
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Web Site: http://www.kickingharold.com - International Entertainment News


LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultradose Music -- Kicking Harold are modern rock alchemists, and the operative word is "modern"- they synthesize hard rock, alternative, metal and dance-pop elements, and generate radio gold. But this isn't some hollow sleight of hand. New album Red Light District is due January 20, 2015 and boasts 12 expertly sequenced potential singles poised to erupt on multiple platforms.


The first order of business is to do right by Kicking Harold's loyal, patient fan base. Their single "Kill You" originally appeared on the band's 1996 MCA debut, Ugly & Festering. But due to spools of red tape that would strangle a lesser band, the fan favorite has long been out of print. Luckily, frontman Tim David Kelly conceived a novel solution: rerecording and modernizing "Kill You" as Red Light District's centerpiece single.

"I wanted to retrack "Kill You" to give something back to the original fans who can't get it anymore, and also use it as kind of a rebooting of the franchise for new fans, as they say," Kelly laughs. "People still love this song and we still play it live, so it made sense to give it some new life and a really cool new video as well."

Indeed, Kicking Harold are that rare breed of band who recognizes, respects and learns from their past. Fans of auto makeover reality show Overhaulin' (originally on TLC, recently revamped on Velocity/Discovery) will recognize staccato rager "Gasoline" as the theme music, making it an unexpected sleeper hit by generating millions of youtube views and spiked sales of the single.

Red Light District offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. Kelly loves the big riffs and dancier elements of new jacks like Young the Giant and Shiny Toy Guns.

"I have always tried to make albums where you have pretty, acoustic things next to really heavy, riffy stuff, so there is a broader range of material," Kelly says. "I like heavy music, but I am also very attached to melodies. I try to put the two together to get it as rocking as I can, while never losing the hooks, the pop part."

Joined by Bret Domrose (Dogstar) on bass guitar and drummer Peter Burke (Wilson Phillips, 10 Speed), Kelly has once again pulled Kicking Harold's Delorean out of the garage with the flux capacitor set to rock 2015 & beyond.

"Kill You" – Single Release November 11, 2015
"Red Light District" – Album Release January 20, 2015

For more information, visit http://www.kickingharold.com.
http://www.facebook.com/KickingHarold
http://www.twitter.com/KickingHarold - Yahoo


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Tim David Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Bret Domrose (bass) and Michael Odabashian (drums)—is a group of modern rock alchemists, and the operative word is "modern." They synthesize hard rock, alternative, metal and dance-pop elements, and generate radio gold. However, this isn't some hollow sleight of hand. Their fifth album, RED LIGHT DISTRICT, was released January 20 on their own Ultradose Music label, which boasts 12 expertly sequenced potential singles poised to erupt on multiple platforms.

The album's first single, "Kill You," originally appeared on the band's 1996 MCA Records debut, UGLY & FESTERING. Due to spools of red tape that would strangle a lesser band, the fan favorite has long been out of print. Luckily, singer/guitarist Tim Kelly conceived a novel solution: re-recording and modernizing "Kill You" as RED LIGHT DISTRICT's centerpiece single. A video for the song features an appearance by adult film star Mary Carey and has already racked up over 45,000 views since its November 2014 debut.

"I wanted to re-track 'Kill You' to give something back to the original fans who can't get it anymore, and also use it as kind of a rebooting of the franchise for new fans, as they say," Kelly laughs. "People still love this song and we still play it live, so it made sense to give it some new life and a really cool new video as well."

Fans of auto makeover reality show "Overhaulin'" (originally on TLC, recently revamped on Velocity/Discovery) will recognize the song "Gasoline" from 2002's SPACE AGE BREAKDOWN album as the show's main theme music, making it an unexpected sleeper hit by generating millions of YouTube views and spiked sales of the single.

RED LIGHT DISTRICT offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. Kelly's love for the dancier elements of new groups like Young the Giant and Shiny Toy Guns, as well as his taste for the big grungy riffs of '90s rockers Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains is heard throughout.

"I have always tried to make albums where you have pretty, acoustic things next to really heavy, riffy stuff, so there is a broader range of material," Kelly says. "I like heavy music, but I am also very attached to melodies. I try to put the two together to get it as rocking as I can, while never losing the hooks, the pop part."

That explains RED LIGHT DISTRICT's lone cover: the band's unique take on INXS' sultry 1987 smash "Need You Tonight," which explodes with auto-wah attitude. "I felt like their songs were made to be done heavier—they always sound like heavy riffs to me, just done with clean guitar," Kelly says, going on to underscore KICKING HAROLD's winning philosophy: "I learned from a producer a long time ago that if you're gonna do a cover, do a #1 song, because it'll always be a #1 song."

According to a recent Music Connection magazine live review, KICKING HAROLD "has a high octane formula; tight little packages of rock with similar melody lines and rhythm patterns. The band categorizes itself as alternative pop for this very reason: short and sweet songs with a little dash of alternative flavor."

Stay tuned for new KICKING HAROLD tour news in the coming weeks...

www.kickingharold.com
www.facebook.com/KickingHarold
www.twitter.com/kickingharold
www.youtube.com/user/KickingHaroldHQ
www.instagram.com/kickingharoldhq
www.soundcloud.com/kickingharold - Top-40 Charts


Material: It’s an unusual night at The Whisky, with the average age of the performers being between 12 and 15. Topping the bill is the more seasoned and decidedly more risqué Kicking Harold.

Lead vocalist and songwriter Tim David Kelly is a great storyteller. “Dance To The Radio” offers a hopeful glimmer of character transformation and “Fred’s New Dress” is a highly descriptive tale of a Catholic cross- dresser. Kelly is also strong with hooks, internal rhyming within a single phrase and generally connecting to the zeitgeist on songs like “American Nitro” with catchy lyrics like: “I’m crazy, like DeNiro, Scorcese.”

Musicianship: The band describes themselves as grunge, and that tone is most apparent in material like “Kill You” and “Down On You.” Those songs definitely share an Alice In Chains vibe straight down to the guitar effects and excellent harmonizing by Kelly and Domrose. The band is mostly tight, with solid stops on “Drinkin’ To Forget You” and “Smash & Burn.”

Kelly generates in driving, funky-chunky tone for rhythm and really works his vibrato technique on punchy instrumentals. Odabashian and Domrose nail a double-timed transition on “Dance To The Radio” and are mostly in sync throughout the set.

Performance: Domrose helps mix up the set by taking over on vocals for an edgier cover
of the Delaney & Bonnie and Friends’ classic “Superstar.” Kelly engages the audience throughout the performance and gets the audience to sing along for the show finale. Despite only being a fill-in for the night, Odabashian is the literal show stopper, schooling everyone who came before with arguably the strongest drum finale of the night.

Summary: Kicking Harold has a high octane formula; tight little packages of rock with similar melody lines and rhythm patterns. The band categorizes itself rightly as alternative pop for this very reason: short and sweet songs with a little dash of alternative flavor. Adding to the pop confirmation are All- American car songs like “I Wanna Go Faster” and “Gasoline.” Just for this reason the set started to sound a little repetitive. At least for a live performance the drums could have been given a few extra bars between verses if not more room during the bridge sections. “Fred’s New Dress” in particular gives a glimpse as to where the band may be able to expand upon their style with a hint of a jazz breakdown.

– Brooke Trout - Music Connection


Ultradose Music's Kicking Harold, together with Big Machine Design, has created a digital "sleight of hand" music video for the band's new song, "Kill You". The video was inspired by Vine sensation, Zach King, and features a cameo appearance by Mary Carey.

Kicking Harold is a melodic rock band best known for their hit song "Gasoline," the theme song from the show "Overhaulin," premiered the long-awaited video for their song "Kill You" this past Saturday at an exclusive show at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Today they release it worldwide via their YouTube Channel (watch here) and the band's website.

The video – created by Big Machine Design – http://www.bigmachine.net – is done in a throw-back "story" style loosely based on the film "Raising Arizona". It features "Supergirl" – played by red-headed stunner, Sara Hedgren – as she is pursued by the members of the band in a cartoonish trailer park world. Each time Supergirl rejects the band's advances, she reveals a new "super power". These super powers are actually sleight-of-hand video effects, conducted in the same vein as Vine star, Zach King's popular illusions.

The story ends with a twist as Mary Carey emerges from Supergirl's trailer, and makes it clear Supergirl is "taken" when the two engage in a lesbian kiss.

"Kill You" is the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming album, "Red Light District", which is due January 2015. The album is available for preorder from iTunes beginning Friday, November 14, 2014. Fans who preorder the album will be able to download "Kill You" instantly, and receive the remaining 11 songs the day the album comes out.

- See more at: http://emptylighthouse.com/kicking-harolds-kill-you-music-video-features-mary-carey-1745945948#sthash.36Aa3V7b.dpuf - Empty Lighthouse


Hard rock trio Kicking Harold is best known for their song “Gasoline” from the television show Overhaulin’, but they certainly didn’t close up shop and stop there. No, Tim David Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Bret Domrose (bass), and Michael Odabashian (drums) have continued producing music for more than twenty years, and it just keeps getting better. Since their foundation in 1994, Kicking Harold has continued producing music like no one else in the industry—and they’re doing it with smiles on their faces.

Kicking Harold’s music defies categorization. It’s heavy—that’s one thing that’s certain—but it combines elements of hard rock, alternative, metal, and dance-pop music to create their own blend of “radio gold.” They’ve been described as “modern-day alchemists,” and it’s a title that certainly applies to this incredibly capable group of musicians.

Kicking Harold’s fifth album, Red Light District, just released on January 20 on the band’s label, Ultradose Music. It consists of twelve singles that are poised to set the music industry on fire, combining the drastically different elements of numerous styles of music to create a combination that is electric, incredible, and a can’t-miss production.

Kelly admits that he’s always enjoyed combining “pretty, acoustic things” with “really heavy, riffy stuff,” a contradiction in styles that nevertheless has worked for the band all this time. The band categorizes itself as “alternative pop”—“short and sweet little songs with a dash of alternative flavor.” Red Light District appears as yet another example of the band’s custom-designed style and talent—the perfect blend of classic and contemporary. It comes complete with a couple of old favorites—including “Kill You,” the first single on the album, which has been frustrating fans for years with the fact that it’s been out of print. Kicking Harold’s solution? Revamp the song, make it shiny and new, and rerecord it for Red Light District.

Fans are still loving the song, Kelly points out. They’re still playing it in concert. So why not take advantage of that, give the fans what they want, and produce it all over again? Obviously, it’s a win-win situation.

Kicking Harold plans to release tour information for 2015 soon, so those hoping to see them live should stay tuned for further information. - AXS


March 10, 2015 — KICKING HAROLD—Tim David Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Bret Domrose (bass) and Michael Odabashian (drums)—is a group of modern rock alchemists, and the operative word is “modern.” They synthesize hard rock, alternative, metal and dance-pop elements, and generate radio gold. However, this isn’t some hollow sleight of hand. Their fifth album, RED LIGHT DISTRICT, was released January 20 on their own Ultradose Music label, which boasts 12 expertly sequenced potential singles poised to erupt on multiple platforms.
The album’s first single, “Kill You,” originally appeared on the band’s 1996 MCA Records debut, UGLY & FESTERING. Due to spools of red tape that would strangle a lesser band, the fan favorite has long been out of print. Luckily, singer/guitarist Tim Kelly conceived a novel solution: re-recording and modernizing “Kill You” as RED LIGHT DISTRICT’s centerpiece single. A video for the song features an appearance by adult film star Mary Carey and has already racked up over 45,000 views since its November 2014 debut.
“I wanted to re-track ‘Kill You’ to give something back to the original fans who can’t get it anymore, and also use it as kind of a rebooting of the franchise for new fans, as they say,” Kelly laughs. “People still love this song and we still play it live, so it made sense to give it some new life and a really cool new video as well.”
Fans of auto makeover reality show “Overhaulin’” (originally on TLC, recently revamped on Velocity/Discovery) will recognize the song “Gasoline” from 2002’s SPACE AGE BREAKDOWN album as the show’s main theme music, making it an unexpected sleeper hit by generating millions of YouTube views and spiked sales of the single.
RED LIGHT DISTRICT offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. Kelly’s love for the dancier elements of new groups like Young the Giant and Shiny Toy Guns, as well as his taste for the big grungy riffs of ‘90s rockers Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains is heard throughout.
“I have always tried to make albums where you have pretty, acoustic things next to really heavy, riffy stuff, so there is a broader range of material,” Kelly says. “I like heavy music, but I am also very attached to melodies. I try to put the two together to get it as rocking as I can, while never losing the hooks, the pop part.”
That explains RED LIGHT DISTRICT’s lone cover: the band’s unique take on INXS’ sultry 1987 smash “Need You Tonight,” which explodes with auto-wah attitude. “I felt like their songs were made to be done heavier—they always sound like heavy riffs to me, just done with clean guitar,” Kelly says, going on to underscore KICKING HAROLD’s winning philosophy: “I learned from a producer a long time ago that if you’re gonna do a cover, do a #1 song, because it’ll always be a #1 song.”
According to a recent Music Connection magazine live review, KICKING HAROLD “has a high octane formula; tight little packages of rock with similar melody lines and rhythm patterns. The band categorizes itself as alternative pop for this very reason: short and sweet songs with a little dash of alternative flavor.”
Stay tuned for new KICKING HAROLD tour news in the coming weeks…
www.kickingharold.com
www.facebook.com/KickingHarold
www.twitter.com/kickingharold
www.youtube.com/user/KickingHaroldHQ
www.instagram.com/kickingharoldhq
www.soundcloud.com/kickingharold
“Kill You” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f9hP29MwYc
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/red-light-district/id939163612 - 100% Rock Magazine


Label: Ultradose Music

Release Date: January 20, 2015

Rating: 8.5/10

Reviewed by: Todd "Toddstar" Jolicoeur



Solid rock and roll is hard to find, but with Kicking Harold, it comes quite easy. "American Nitro" opens the bands recent disc and it comes out swinging with great riffs and a full rock sound. The guitars, bass, and drums come together nicely underneath the vocals. "Dance To The Radio" is a cool track that builds on a darker sound than the previous track, but the solid rhythm section anchors the track and keeps the rock feel consistent from song to song. "Drinkin' To Forget You" has a poppier rock sensibility to it that allows the band to show off a different side of their sound. The chugging guitars work well on this keyboard driven track. "Sunflower" has a great acoustic opening that treks along slowly with mellow percussion and mellow vocals that add depth to the short song. A decent cover of INXS' "Need You Tonight" is a bit heavier and more guitar driven than the original, but the arrangement stays true to the original. This is a cool take on a great song. "Pink Flamingo" is built on a big bass foundation and grows from there, thanks to the vocals and steady drumming. The guitar work is simple, but fills the void and gives this song a cool vibe.



"Underneath It All" incorporates a modern rock groove into the bands sound, but it works within the confines of this disc. The chorus is catchy and features some really good fret work. "Hollywood Way" opens with a sexy bass line that gets a little heavy with the addition of a big bass line and deep vocals that add a darker hue to the sound of the song. The sound of this takes me back to the Corabi/Kulick sound of Union. "Kill You" is all rock and roll. This song allows each component to step up from time to time, whether it is the lower register of the vocals during the verse or the steady guitar and bass underneath the verse. "Sleep It Off" comes out charging with searing guitar leads, supported by a heavy bass line and solid drumming. The vocals kick in and this song has a dirty / gritty rock feeling that stains your skin and gets under your nails. "It Still Hurts" is different than most tracks on the disc, but doesn't stray too far from the path paved thus far. Disc closer "Let's Fly Away" seems a bit out of place with its punk feel and attitude. The guitars chug along add texture to the track. - ToddStar


Modern rockers Kicking Harold has booked an upcoming show:

Mar 25: Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA

They are streaming the music video for their first single “Kill You”, off their fifth album Red Light District, out now via Ultradose Music, below. The video features an appearance by adult film star Mary Carey.

Fans of auto makeover reality show “Overhaulin’” (originally on TLC, recently revamped on Velocity/Discovery) will recognize the song “Gasoline” from 2002’s Space Age Breakdown album as the show’s main theme music, making it an unexpected sleeper hit by generating millions of YouTube views and spiked sales of the single.

Red Light District offers the perfect balance of classic and contemporary. Kelly’s love for the dancier elements of new groups like Young the Giant and Shiny Toy Guns, as well as his taste for the big grungy riffs of ‘90s rockers Stone Temple Pilots and Alice In Chains is heard throughout. - Ghost Cult Magazine


Discography

• 2015: Red Light District (Ultradose Music)

• 2010: Zombies, Cars & Evil Guitars (Mityma)
• 2006: S.A.B.D Re-Release with bonus tracks (Mityma)
• 2002: Space Age Breakdown (Mityma)
• 1997: Return Of The Bulb Men (Headliner)
• 1996: Ugly & Festering Re-release (MCA)
• 1995: Ugly & Festering (Headliner)
• 1994: EP (Self released demo)

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Kicking Harold - a post-grunge power trio that synthesizes hard rock, alternative, metal and dance-pop elements to create their infectious hooks – just completed a 25-city US fall tour supporting The Winery Dogs, and promoting their highly acclaimed new album, “Red Light District”.  As former MCA darlings, the band’s long-time fans love their early radio hits: “Kill You”, “Fred’s New Dress” and “Down On You”.  However, Kicking Harold is most well-known for their song “Gasoline”.  Over the past decade the song has become synonymous with the hit show “Overhaulin’” – a reality-based auto makeover show which uses “Gasoline” as its theme song.  Ask anyone who watches Overhaulin’ what the theme song is, and chances are they’ll start singing “I am Gasoline…and matches” followed by some epic air-guitaring. 

Kicking Harold is lead by Tim David Kelly – songwriter, singer, guitarist and mastermind behind the band’s resurgence.  After producing albums for the likes of Dokken and Shiny Toy Guns, working on side projects (“Zombie Oil”, “Bloodshot Gamblers”), and dedicating time & care to his father, in 2015 Kelly returned to his first, true love: Kicking Harold.  And he didn’t do it quietly.  In the past year the band has turned out an album with 12 fresh-sounding, stand-alone hits, released a fun yet impressively cutting-edge video for their re-make of “Kill You”, and endeared & excited crowds across the US on their Fall tour. 

As impressive as Kelly is, he doesn’t do it alone.  He’s backed by an enviable rhythm section: Michael Odabashian on drums, and Julia Lage on bass & backing vocals – each one is so charismatic, it’s easy to forget the wicked talent which lies behind their enthusiastic delivery.  Their enthusiasm coupled with the band’s ritual of meeting fans after each show to take photos and sign CDs, has won Kicking Harold a ton of loyal new fans – fans eager to see them come to town again. 

As remarkable as last year was for this band, one gets the impression that these guys are just getting started.  Look for more from Kicking Harold in 2016.

Full Press Kit available here:

http://www.kickingharold.com/press-kit

Watch the "Kill You" music video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8f9hP29MwYc

Watch the "Gasoline" music video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPPfzpHw_IY

Watch the band live in concert:
Covering "Working Man" by Rush - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NfAso1Bbt0

Band Members