Ricky Wilson, lead singer of award winning British band Kaiser Chiefs is an emblem to British men everywhere.
"Kaiser Chiefs have done rather well out of having ideas above our station,” decides Ricky Wilson, reflecting on the multi-platinum pop crusade that continues this summer with the release of brilliantly idiosyncratic pop record Stay Together — the follow up to the #1 album Education, Education, Education & War. “Making our first album, we weren’t trying to be the best indie band in Leeds. We weren’t even just competing with guitar bands. Almost by accident, we were competing with Girls Aloud.”
Funny how things turn out. Fast-forward twelve years and the country’s biggest girlband have split, reformed and split again. Kaiser Chiefs, meanwhile, have managed lose only one member and now present their sixth album. It’s a spiky, surprisingly romantic affair bursting with the verve, ambition and great tunes that first propelled the band to household name status, and it’s been produced — plot twist! — by Brian Higgins, the Grammy award-winning producer whose Xenomania hit factory conjured Girls Aloud’s record-breaking run of Top 10 singles.
Ricky filled the fourth and final spinning red chair as a coach on BBC One’s The Voice in 2014
Fronted by Ricky, Kaiser Chiefs are responsible for soundtracking much of the last decade in the UK with hits including I Predict A Riot, Every Day I Love You Less and Less, Oh My God and number 1 single, #1 UK & European airplay record of 2007, Ruby.
With studio four albums, Kaiser Chiefs have been nominated for a Mercury Prize, won 3 Brit awards, an Ivor Novello, 3 NME Awards, 3 Q Awards and performed as part of the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony, selling close to 7million albums worldwide along the way.
Known for his energetic live performances Ricky has previously hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks, BBC's T in the Park coverage, appeared on Peter Kay's Britain's Got The Pop Factor along with minor acting roles in St Trinian's and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Kaiser Chiefs will release their 5th Studio LP "Education, Education, Education & War" in Spring 2014 through Fiction Records (UK/EU), ATO Records (North America)
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