Leo Lyons and Tony
Crooks began a songwriting partnership back in 1987
which led to the formation of the band KICK.
The band’s first gig was a festival in Hamburg, playing
in front of 12,000 people: following this, they continued
to tour extensively for several years throughout the mid 90s,
during which time they released two CDs – Heartland
and Tough Trip Through Paradise.
was first released in Japan in 1992. The line-up was:
Andy Nye -
keyboards/backing vocals (formerly in Michael Schenker
Kex Gorin -
drums (formerly in Magnum).
Trip Through Paradise was released in 1994. The
line-up that year included:
Leo Lyons - bass
- drums (now with the Zombies)
- keyboards (now with Deep Purple)
- guitar/backing vocals
are not currently touring but Tony and Leo continue to work
together on different projects, building up a large catalogue
of songs, many of which have been recorded by other artistes.
The reformation of Ten Years After
in 2002 generated a new interest in KICK
and requests to re-release Heartland,
together with previously unreleased live material, are currently
underway, whilst Tough Trip Through
Paradise is available from the SHOP
page right now!
Please also check
out the KICK page at MySpace