Simon Kirke concert has been cancelled

Event Cancelled: Refunds at point of purchase

TKS Productions Presents

Simon Kirke concert has been cancelled

The Empty Pockets

Wed, March 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm



Simon Kirke
Simon Kirke
Keeping the beat for two of the 1970's most popular hard rock blues bands, London born Simon Kirke formed Free with Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser and are best known for the anthem "All Right Now." Kirke and Rodgers then formed Bad Company with Crimson bassist Boz Burrell and Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs. They released multiplatinum albums featuring the radio staples "Can't Get Enough," "Movin' On," "Feel Like Makin' Love," "Shooting Star,""Ready For Love" and the gold single "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy." Simon also guested on recordings by other artists like Jim Capaldi, Mick Jones, Ringo Starr, John Wetton and Ron Wood, so expect a show filled with Kirke's solo material plus classic hits.
The Empty Pockets
The Empty Pockets’ often cerebral and sometimes playful indie rock sound is built upon a strong foundation of the timeless Americana, Blues, and Motown Soul that came before them.

Their journey began with the late, great Buddy Holly. Childhood friends, Solomon (guitar) and Rosenthal (drums), started a band by joining forces with Bellon (bass). Soon after recording an original demo as “Josh & The Empty Pockets,” the new group was showcased in a Chicago theatrical production of The Buddy Holly Story, performing as Buddy Holly & The Crickets six nights a week. There they met singer Brett (keys), who enlisted as the final band member. With more than one distinct vocalist now delighting their audiences, the band officially became, simply, “The Empty Pockets.”

Ever since, they’ve been embracing collaboration. Just as The Band famously came into their own behind various frontmen, The Empty Pockets have found comparable footing teaming up with a wide range of legendary artists; Kenny Loggins, Simon Kirke (Bad Company/Free), Al Stewart (“Year of the Cat”), Gary Wright (“Dreamweaver”), and Richie Furay (Buffalo Springfield/Poco). Their sound has evolved, influenced not only by these remarkable musicians, but also through collaboration with independent artists and, most importantly, among themselves. Through The Empty Pockets’ adventures, Solomon and Brett fell deeply in love and united their worlds as husband and wife. Since then, the band built a recording studio and continues to tour incessantly in pursuit of spreading joy through their music.
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240