KICK is already garnering the attention, admiration, and accolades of seasoned “ears” in the music industry. Radio personalities in several markets have been quick to offer praise; WZXL / Atlantic City program director Steve Raymond, a longtime fan of INXS, raved after listening to only part of one song, “Wow! These guys have got the vibe down. Really impressive!” 107.1 The BOSS (WWZY)’s midday air personality Michele Amabile concurred, “I had to go back and listen again with my eyes closed…. I could have sworn I was hearing Michael Hutchence!”
Sounding like legendary frontman Michael Hutchence is no easy task. “I guess the hardest thing, the most challenging thing when I started KICK,” acknowledges Massi, “was capturing the great variety in Hutchence’s voice…I do my best to capture his spirit.”
The focus has been on faithfully recreating the music in its most powerful sense; the bottom end is from bass player Don Leslie and drummer Johnny Dee, there is a brilliant combination of piano and synth by Mark Goodnough, the signature guitar tones are produced by guitarist Todd King and Jason Taylor, the saxophone by Nottingham, England’s Tom Wheat, and the spot-on lead vocals by Cory Massi, all lend to a powerful high-energy show.
KICK-The INXS Experience will take you back. It will reignite your passion for INXS. It will introduce you to music that is still as fresh today as the day it was written; from “Original Sin” to “Elegantly Wasted” and everything in between, including “Need You Tonight,” “New Sensation,” “What You Need,” “Don’t Change,” “Listen Like Thieves,” “The One Thing,” “Bitter Tears,” “Suicide Blonde,” “Not Enough Time,” “Beautiful Girl,” and “Devil Inside.”