Category: KICK

EDEN – Oblivion (Nick Workman of Vega)

Formed in the mid-2000’s, EDEN UK was another vehicle for Nick Workman to showcase his formidable vocal pipes which ultimately ended with him joining the Martin brothers to form VEGA. After KICK disbanded, Workman and guitarist Vince O’Regan (BOB CATLEY) started to give shape to this new band, EDEN, and released their debut CD in 2006.
For this second effort “Oblivion“, the band asked renowned Steve Newman (Newman) for helping with production, and to do the mix the album. The result is a hard rockin’ collection of songs with an 80s / 90s feel and updated sound which reminds a lot of HOUSE OF LORDS, plus a bit of WHITESNAKE, HEARTLAND, and NEWMAN, all with a certain edge.

EDEN (Nick Workman of Vega) – Into The Within [reissue]

EDEN (from UK) is built around the talents of great vocalist Nick Workman (VEGA) and Vince O’Regan (BOB CATLEY, LEGION). “Into The Within” is their last album, and while the Eden never disbanded, judging the success of Vega I can’t see a new album coming shortly. So Z-Records decided to reissue “Into The Within”, an album that certainly deserved more...

WILDKARD (ex KICK with Nick Workman of Vega) – Megalomania

Megalomania” by WILDKARD is, simply put, one of the best melodic rock / AOR albums released in 2000’s and a must have in your collection. WildKard was in fact a sequel of Kick, featuring members Chris & Mikey Jones and current Vega vocalist Nick Workman plus members of Finnish melodic rockers House Of Mirrors.
Originally called “The Zero Hour Project”, these songs recorded in the U.K. and Finland were written by Chris and Nick while Kick was still taking shape back in the Nineties and were heard only by a privileged few, but it was only a matter of time that they would see the light of day.
So these songs were written before Kick, but recorded after Kick disbanded, with the project named ‘WildKard’. And the style is pure late ’80s British AOR!

MIKEY JONES (Kick) – The Light Of Day [Remastered & Expanded / Kick Audio Vaults]

After British melodic rockers Kick disbanded in 2005, founder MIKEY JONES started to record this, his first solo album “The Light Of Day“, here being reissued as part to the ‘Kick Audio Vaults‘ remasters including bonus tracks.
Former Kick and current Vega vocalist contributes backing vocals, and while the album’s style obviously has some Kick touches, Mikey delivered a more varied sonic palette, at places bringing to mind Alice Cooper’s Hey Stoopid era and Nineties Bon Jovi and…

KICK – Memoirs [CD version exclusive bonus tracks]

British Melodic Hard Rockers KICK released three albums before disbanded in 2005. The idea to reform Kick aroused in 2011, but with singer Nick Workman busy finding success with Vega, the Jones bothers Mikey & Chris decided to record this new KICK album “Memoirs” with Mikey on lead vocals.
This CD version includes two exclusive bonus tracks, and we have as well the three digital download bonuses….

KICK (Nick Workman of Vega) – New Horizon [Remastered & Expanded]

KICK were one of the most underrated bands on the planet, having crafted all over 3 albums a unique sound which encompasses the best of traditional British hard rock with radio friendly modern melodic rock choruses. Their last album “New Horizon” has been Remastered & Expanded with extra tracks, a worthy addition to your collection for sure.

KICK (Nick Workman of Vega) – Sweet Lick Of Fire [Remastered & Expanded]

Formed by brothers Chris & Mike Jones, melodic rockers KICK enlisted one of the genre current best vocalists; Vega’s Nick Workman. “Sweet Lick Of Fire” is Kick’s second album where they expanded the sound mixing rocking riffs with commercial choruses and a slick modern sound, often compared with Harem Scarem style at the time. Kick was a band that played...

KICK (Nick Workman of Vega) – Consider This… [Remastered & Expanded +8]

British brothers Chris & Mike Jones operated under the name XL since the late 80s writing songs for other artists, then in 1998 hooked up with Nick Workman (future Vega vocalist) and created KICK. They were signed by Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) label Beast Records and their debut album “Consider This…” was released in Japan and later Europe in 1999. Kick did high profile tours with Europe, Thunder and Magnum.
“Consider This…” was a breath of fresh air for the melodic rock genre resurgence at the end of the Nineties, and exposed to the world the amazing vocals of Nick Workman.
This “Consider This… [Remastered & Expanded +8]” release was remastered by the Jones bros with the addition of 8 bonus tracks.

FREEFALL (pre KICK) – Rebel Hard [Remastered & Expanded +6 / Audio Vaults]

Alongside the XL / pre KICK album featured here, you need to check out the Chris & Mike Jones project they developed in between these bands in 1996: FREEFALL, that would soon become the excellent KICK.
The Jones brothers only album under the FREEFALL moniker was titled “Rebel Hard“, here remastered and expanded with the addition of 6 bonus tracks. In fact, this is the Japanese edition which already included 3 bonus, plus 3 previously unreleased songs.
Here the guys deliver a mix of – the at the time – their heavy DEF LEPPARD influence, add a pinch of early GUN, and of course the upcoming KICK. Catchy melodic hard rock with an abundance of hooks, endlessly-layered backing vocals, and….