Playing For Kicks

Classic Covers

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

Caroline St

Playing For Kicks

Songs For Everybody

Tina Turner, Style Council, Queen, Madness, Police, The Feeling 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.

Band Stand

Band stand

25 May 2024


St Martin

St Martin Des Bois

July 2024



Highfield Hotel

25 August 2024



25 May 2024 - Band Stand, Bingley
July 2024 - St Martin Des Bois, France
25 August 2024 - Highfield Hotel, Idle
5 October 2024 - Groovy Happening, Haworth
12 October 2024 - Highfield Hotel, Idle
12 December 2024 - People First Christmas Party
5 April 2025 - Groovy Happening, Haworth

Recent Gigs

March 2024 - Market Square, Bingley
February 2024 - Groove Pad, Shipley
December 2023 - Brown Cow, Bingley & Bradford & Bingley Rugby Club, Bingley
November 2023 - The New Roxy, Sowerby Bridge
October 2023 - Central Hall, Keighley
September 2023 - Highfield Hotel, Bradford
June 2023 - OSCA Foundation, Ovenden & Caroline St Club, Saltaire
May 2023 - Woodbottom WMC, Baildon
April 2023 - Miller’s Bar, Brighouse

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 150 gigs.




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. Our longest serving bass player, he 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...




Our newest member. Nat joined us at the beginning of 2023 and her fantastic voice and harmonies gives us a whole new dynamic

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