Kick Me Kenneth

Kick Me Kenneth

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Kick Me Kenneth kicks out widescreen jams that belong over the closing credits of the greatest movie John Hughes never made. They mesh new wave quirk with the fury of classic punk and the majesty of the new romantic era. Watch out for the band's upcoming six song EP - Finalement la Fin du Monde.

Biography

Since their formation in the autumn of 2003, Kick Me Kenneth (KMK) has been kicking out glittery, wide screen jams that belong over the closing credits crawl of the greatest movie John Hughes never made. Their Empire Strikes Back collectible tumbler runneth over with multi-layered new-wave/indie-rock goodness.
Like any good '80s teen flick, the KMK story begins with a girl. David Andersen first met Sam Sakhavarz through his then girlfriend at a party in the suburban wastlands of Mississauga. While the romance with girl didn't last, Sam and Dave clicked. Through their shared love of Britpop, the two embarked on a songwriting partnership that would weather several years' worth of name-changes and lineup shuffles. While studying at the University of Toronto, Sam met Jamie DaSilva and invited him to fill in on drums for a practice session. Jamie's merciless crash-bang-wallop drumming style proved to be the vital cog in the KMK machine had been missing. With the core personnel in place, the trio took the name Kick Me Kenneth - the title of musical Sam and Dave had been tinkering with since high school - and unleashed themselves on the Toronto club circuit.
The KMK sound meshes the nervy quirkiness of new wave with the fury and aggression of classic punk and the emotive soul-stirring magesty of the new romantic era. Their powerful rock mini-epics, sharp-as-broken-glass pop hooks, underdog esthetic and smug sense of entitlement have earned them a reputation as one of the city's better young acts, and their impressive live show draws new converts to the flock with each successive performance. In march, the band will release the six-song Finalement la Fin du Monde EP, and soon they'll be bigger than Jesus. Or at least Jesus Jones
The KMK sound meshes the quirkiness of new wave with the fury of classic punk and the majesty of the new romantic era. Their powerful rock mini-epics, sharp-as-broken-glass pop hooks & smug sense of entitlement have earned them a reputation as one of Toronto's better young acts, and their impressive live show draws new converts to the flock with each successful performance.
Watch out for the band's six song Finalement la Fin du Monde EP, coming in spring 2006.

Discography

December 2003 - Daytrip Surpriser EP
March 2006 - Finalement la Fin du Monde EP

Set List

Set list is usually between 10 to 15 original songs, with a carefully chosen cover thrown in to spice things up. A headlining set generally lasts an hour.