Playing For Kicks

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Playing for Kicks play songs you know and love from the Cure to Nena and The Killers to Earth Wind and Fire. There's something for everyone and you're sure to have a great night.

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Playing For Kicks

Songs For Everybody

ELO, The Commodores, Supergrass, Stevie Wonder, The Jam, Madness, Abba, The Jags, Blondie and many more...

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Playing For Kicks

Book us!

Looking for a band for an event, function or your music venue? Come along to one of our gigs to check us out, and/or contact us to check our availability.

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We play at all sorts of venues and events including pub gigs, parties and charity events. Here's a taste of what we've been up to and where we're going to be over the next few months.

Ossett Cricket Club

Cricket Club

Friday 6th March 2020


The Bradford Hotel

The Bradford Hotel

Thursday 19th March 2020


Contact Us

Your Party?

Give Mike a Call

07956 404017


Friday 6th March 2020 - Ossett Cricket & Athletic Club
Thursday 19th March 2020 - The Bradford Hotel
Saturday 18th April 2020 - Acorn Inn, Eldwick
Saturday 6th June 2020 - New Inn, Wilsden
Thursday 25th June 2020 - Caroline St Club, Saltaire
Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Groovy Happening, Haworth
Thursday 29th October 2020 - Caroline St Club, Saltaire
Saturday 19th December 2020 - TBC

Recent Gigs

February 2019 - Caroline St Club, Saltaire & Shipley & District Social Club
December 2019 - Utley Rugby Club
November 2019 - Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
October 2019 - Bradley Woods, Brighouse & Salt Cellar, Saltaire & Caroline St Club, Saltaire
September 2019 - Central Hall, Keighley
August 2019 - The Woodman, Wibsey
July 2019 - Town Hall, Hebden Bridge
June 2019 - The Cricketers Arms, Keighley & Caroline St Club, Saltaire
April 2019 - The New Inn, Wilsden

The Band

Formed in 2010, Playing for Kicks have taken our eclectic assortment of rock and pop covers as far afield as France and Wales, but mainly all corners of Bradford. Our line-up has changed little over more than 120 gigs and has been settled since early 2016.




Plays the easy bits and leaves the tricky stuff to others, mainly so he can bop about, while imagining he’s in front of the mirror with a hairbrush.




Somehow combines laid back cool with great dynamic playing. The most recent addition in early 2016 has proved a real asset!




Feeds us with her energy, loves stepping forward, but is never happier than when she’s bashing away at the back... ahem...




plays pretty much anything, and has had to occasionally, but for now he's stuck with keyboards, harmonies, roadie and chief sound engineer.




Incredibly easy going, while somehow managing to play all the clever stuff on guitar. Sometimes known as 'happy'.

To book Playing For Kicks or check availability you can contact us:

by email -

by phone - 07956 404 017 (Mike)

or visit us on Facebook