- Dates : 20 Oct 2012 8:00PM -
- Venue : Whitla Hall
- Organiser : --- Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen's, Belfast Festival
- Booking Information - Tickets £27.50 all seats. This is unreserved seating please arrive early to get the best seats.
One of the most successful and influential songwriters to emerge from the British Invasion of the 1960s, founded the rock band The Kinks with his brother Dave in London in 1963.
The band’s string of top ten international hits began with ‘You Really Got Me’, followed by ‘All Day and All of The Night’, ‘Tired of Waiting’, ‘A Well Respected Man’, ‘Lola’, ‘Sunny Afternoon’, ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’, and ‘Come Dancing’ among many others.
Following the initial British Invasion, further state-side success continued with The Kinks becoming a major stadium and chart act over the next two decades selling out the likes of Madison Square Gardens.
Affectionately referred to as the “Godfather of Brit Pop”, Ray Davies is cited as a major influence on artists such as Pete Townshend, Paul Weller, Morrissey, Damon Albarn and many more. Ray Davies’ songs have become hits for bands including The Jam, Van Halen, The Pretenders and The Stranglers.
In 2010 Ray released, “See My Friends”: a collection of collaborations with a formidable bunch of artists on tracks drawn from Davies’ 46 years as a songwriter – with Bruce Springsteen on Better Things, with Metallica on You Really Got Me, with Mumford & Sons on Days/This Time Tomorrow, with Jon Bon Jovi on Celluloid Heroes, and ten other equally inspired partnerships. It was Ray’s highest charting album since 1966.
Doors 7.30 pm
- Organiser Telephone : 02890971197
- Event Open To : Students, Staff, General Public, Members, Alumni, Press, Invited Guests Only
- Age Recommendation : Over 18s only