Kick Shins

Barn Dance Band from Berkshire, UK

Kick Shins has been performing for many years.  We have played for almost any type of social event you can think of: birthday, wedding, anniversary, general social – and live on BBC Radio Berkshire at the Newbury County Show.  You can find out all about our musicians, history and the type of music we play by looking at the rest of this site.  We are based in Reading, Berkshire but have played at gigs from London to Gloucester and Derby to Southampton, as well as in Normandy and Moissac in France and Skien in Norway.

Our roots are in English folk music – we originally grew out of Berkshire Bedlam Morris.  From those early days we have developed a far more driving and rocky style.

Our 40th anniversary - video highlights of the evening

Our recordings - click to preview and stream

Click to view commendations