The Mighty Kung Fu
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The Mighty Kung Fu

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom | SELF
Band Alternative Rock




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'The Band That Time Forgot' - 2005 (E.P)
Single 'Cheap Disguise' available on itunes
Local airplay on this song

'Magnetic Storm' - 2008 (E.P)
local airplay on single 'Flashmob'

'Shifting Skies' - 2011
Full E.P available on itunes
local airplay on single 'Sun'



Kung Fu started as a result of a terrible accident to Kenny McLaughlin who was knocked down by a car in 1999 at the age of 16. When Kenny woke up from a 2 week coma he suffered from memory loss and lost the ability to read and write. Making a steady recovery in hospital he realised the only thing he could remember was how to play the guitar.

Kenny had always wanted to play guitar and front his very own funk/rock band. After getting a very fortunate second chance at life he set about doing just that. After his release from hospital he contacted old school friend Nick Davis and together they started to jam songs.

While studying music production at Ayr college Kenny was introduced to Lawrence Reekie. He joined the band as bass player and things were starting to take shape. Lawrence's friend Paul O'Neil was soon recruited as drummer and Kung Fu were formed. The boys set about writing songs and were soon playing gigs in the local pubs and clubs. After 6 months drummer Paul decided to leave the band to join another. This was a set back but eventually through a friend Kenny met former Phil Donohue,Growler and Blindsight drummer Brendon McGill in February 2005 who took Paul's place. Just when things were starting to take off another set back-Lawrence decided he wanted to start his own band. Fortunately Nick's friend Allan played bass and he replaced the departing Lawrence. This proved a great addition for Kung Fu as Allan was already a fan and knew most of the songs. He also added another dimension to the Kung Fu sound.

The boys soon became regulars on the Glasgow gig scene and were starting to develop a good following whilst getting recognition from promoters.The first sign of this was when they were asked to support Belgian dance funksters 'Goose' at the legendary King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow in June 2006. The band performed immensly and got a great responce from the 200+ crowd. This inspired Kung Fu and it wasnt long before they were asked back to the same venue, this time to support chart toppers 'The Enemy' to a sell out crowd. The boys went down a storm with their funky rock tunes. Next on the agenda was a support with Kerrang Best International Newcomer Award Winners 2008 'Black Tide' at Glasgow Barfly.

The band decided shortly after this show that then next step was to record their first e.p. Kung Fu decided to do it properly and booked recording time in Chem19, home to such bands as- Franz Ferdinand,Mogwai and The Delgado's. It was in July 2007 that Kung Fu recorded 'The Band That Time Forgot' . All 200 copies were sold in a month.

After the sucess of their debut e.p the band was to recieve a blow when bassist Allan Little decided to leave the band in order to pursue his own musical goals. Allan immediately got the blessing of the rest of the band and Kung Fu started to audition for another bassist.

After a month of try-out's Kung Fu's new member was announced as ex-Symptoms bassist Andy Slater. The band took a couple of months out to make sure Andy was comfortable with the material then they hit the road again supporting Radio 1 regular 'Sam Issac'.

As this story comes to a close Kung Fu are in the studio recording their 2nd e.p and it's sure to be a big hit. This epic journey continues.....