Red kid

Red kid


RED KID draw on the rawness of late 70s new wave, ska and punk, and inject it with freshness difficult to pin down. Their live shows consist of the boundless energy of singer Ronan with the tight backbeat & killer harmonies of the band. It has been described as effortlessly swinging from punk to pop


Red Kid’s debut album “Rocket Ship” released in August 2008 to critical acclaim, two singles; “Rocketship” and “No Reason” top played songs on
Indy Radio Phantom FM; A hectic 12 month touring; including appearances at festivals such as Electric picnic, castle Palooza, the International Pop Overthrow in Liverpool and After Life.

2007/08 has been the most successful 12 months for the band. They began twice nominated for a Balcony TV award( best band, best live act), two sound tracks for TV Surf Documentaries, two B-sides used on large TV advertising campaigns, and their single, the high octane “Rocket Ship” …

"...a cracking tune that never lets up in pace. The band are renowned for their frantic delivery and chaotic shows – they have succeeded in capturing some of that energy on record. Singer Ronan Turner delivers some nice’n’sleazy CBGBs vocal creating, with some help from the other boys, a chorus that will stay in your mind for weeks.” HOTPRESS

Their live shows have been described as “legendary”, “effortlessly swinging from rock to pop to punk”. Musically, setting out to blend the melodies and back beat of classic pop-rock acts such as Bowie and the Beatles with the raw live energy of the Stones and the Stooges. Throw in a collective love of the quirkiness of talking heads and the velvet underground and you’ve got an idea of their sound. The album “Rocketship” was recorded in the now legendary, Pulse studios, who’s previous star studded artists include Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Brian Adams and Bon Jovi.

"Rocket Ship, fucking storms a path between the Sex Pistols and the Beach Boys and is totally fucking ace, obviously. The second flipper is also
ace, being a jaunty, Blur-ish on the meths with The Small Faces, excellent stuff. These people are brilliant, love them alot and then love them some
more! -

“an album of outstanding songs”, “Ronan Turner has been described as "charismatic", but a good front - man without a great band is just a show-off. Turner might be that, but Red Kid are a first-class outfit. The rock-pop vibe is perfectly executed, and there's not a bum song in sight, making you wonder where they've been hiding”. - The Irish Times : 5 Stars


Ep - "music by numbers" 2004

Debut Single - "Rocket Ship" 2007

Debut Album - "Rocket Ship" 2008

Set List

All Original material, set usually consists of about 45minns

Kings of the universe
Too young too die
Mr Shrooms
Body Talk
The Way
Monster Of Positive Rays
No Reason
Pretty Bird
Rocket Ship