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.  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.

We cater for all size events, starting with a 4 piece band (including caller) up to 6 or more for very large events.

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I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the band for Saturday night. Everyone had a great time and you guys were fabulous.


I just wanted to thank you & your band for a great evening last night. My friends all said that they liked having you there and everyone enjoyed the dancing. See you in 10 years