Chart toppers the Kaiser Chiefs arrive in Brighton ahead of secret gig

Photo by Mike Burnell

Photo by Mike Burnell

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Chart toppers the Kaiser Chiefs will play a special gig as part of the Great Escape Festival this afternoon.

Photographer Mike Burnell caught up with the band as they prepared for their secret gig at Concorde 2 scheduled for 1pm.

The band have packed out venues since they released their debut album Employment back in 2004.

Singles such as I Predict a Riot and Ruby have established them as one of the biggest bands in the country.

They were introduced to a new audience this winter when front man Ricky Wilson took up the role as judge on BBC talent show The Voice.

Bass player Simon Rix spoke to Argus entertainment reporter Dom Smith ahead of the gig.
He said: “We make it our ambition to make sure everyone had best time ever.

“We are not just band who get up and play songs for cash. We’re really looking forward to playing Brighton and doing a small intimate venue.

“It’ll be a great show. We’ll put as much into as if we were headlining Glastonbury or doing an enormo-dome. Our fans know it, too.

“We’ll get everyone going, that’s one of our strengths. A lot of that is down to Ricky he is very competitive person. He is determined everyone has a good time no matter what he has to put himself through.”

 

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12:55pm Fri 9 May 14

Klanker says...

"prepared for their secret gig at Concorde 2 scheduled for 1pm"

There goes that secrecy...
"prepared for their secret gig at Concorde 2 scheduled for 1pm" There goes that secrecy... Klanker
  • Score: 9

12:55pm Fri 9 May 14

BlackRocker says...

". . . secret gig at Concorde 2 scheduled for 1pm"
So, it's not a secret, then!
". . . secret gig at Concorde 2 scheduled for 1pm" So, it's not a secret, then! BlackRocker
  • Score: 4

2:14pm Fri 9 May 14

banargustrolls says...

Chart Toppers? Really... isn't he that doughnut off that TV programme for doughnuts.
Chart Toppers? Really... isn't he that doughnut off that TV programme for doughnuts. banargustrolls
  • Score: -3

4:22pm Fri 9 May 14

Asleep in Dorset says...

'chart topping band' playing gig in Brighton...........a
rrive in Brighton.....stop the press!!!! Who ?
'chart topping band' playing gig in Brighton...........a rrive in Brighton.....stop the press!!!! Who ? Asleep in Dorset
  • Score: -4

12:42am Sat 10 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Apparently they are massive in Leeds...or at least bits of it.

I suppose playing free gigs at Elland Road will endear you to many...
Apparently they are massive in Leeds...or at least bits of it. I suppose playing free gigs at Elland Road will endear you to many... ZeeGee, ffs
  • Score: -6

7:54am Sat 10 May 14

Music Lover says...

You depressing cynics, you really need to get out more.

The Kaiser Chiefs have won more awards than you can shake a stick at including the Ivor Novello Award for best Album and 3 Brit Awards. Their latest Album has been in the top 10 for the last 2 months including 3 weeks at No 1. they've sold millions of records worldwide.

It was great gig from an Arena size band that i'll long remember whilst you were all sitting at your laptops trying to be amusing.

Get a job!
You depressing cynics, you really need to get out more. The Kaiser Chiefs have won more awards than you can shake a stick at including the Ivor Novello Award for best Album and 3 Brit Awards. Their latest Album has been in the top 10 for the last 2 months including 3 weeks at No 1. they've sold millions of records worldwide. It was great gig from an Arena size band that i'll long remember whilst you were all sitting at your laptops trying to be amusing. Get a job! Music Lover
  • Score: 13

8:47am Sat 10 May 14

Anna Phylactic says...

Dammit. I wish I knew where and when this secret gig is.
Dammit. I wish I knew where and when this secret gig is. Anna Phylactic
  • Score: 2

12:04pm Sat 10 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

Chart toppers? Lol. Not by the looks of it. Never heard of them but they look like a bunch of **** pretentious morons..
Chart toppers? Lol. Not by the looks of it. Never heard of them but they look like a bunch of **** pretentious morons.. FatherTed11
  • Score: -4

1:21pm Sat 10 May 14

rogerthefish says...

There secret gig was last night friday in the Horse and Groom-Hanover and it was fantastic.
There secret gig was last night friday in the Horse and Groom-Hanover and it was fantastic. rogerthefish
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2:14pm Sat 10 May 14

FatherTed11 says...

rogerthefish wrote:
There secret gig was last night friday in the Horse and Groom-Hanover and it was fantastic.
I doubt that.
[quote][p][bold]rogerthefish[/bold] wrote: There secret gig was last night friday in the Horse and Groom-Hanover and it was fantastic.[/p][/quote]I doubt that. FatherTed11
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