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Music Box: The Kooks - Tick of Time
The Kooks are a British rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004. The band is formed by Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harris (lead guitar), Paul Garred (drums), and Peter Denton (bass guitar). The lineup of the band remained constant until the departure of Rafferty in 2008. Dan Logan served as a temporary replacement, until Peter Denton joined the band permanently in October 2008. Early in 2010, Pritchard announced the departure of drummer Paul Garred, due to a nerve problem in his arm. Late in the year, Garred rejoined for studio sessions, however Chris Prendergast played drums when the band played live. In 2012, the band was accompanied on drums by Alexis Nunez (from Golden Silvers).
A self-described "pop" band, their music is primarily influenced by the 1960s British Invasion movement and post-punk revival of the new millennium.With songs described as "catchy as hell", The Kooks have experimented in several genres including rock, Britpop, pop, reggae, and ska, at times being described as "more energetic Thrills or a looser Sam Roberts Band, maybe even a less severe Arctic Monkeys at times".
Academy Update: Here's a Toast
A 2010 Air Force Academy graduate assigned to Schriever Air Force Base died of medical complications Nov. 29 at Penrose Main Saint Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs.
First Lt. Nicholas Goirigolzarri was assigned to the 50th Operations Group Standardization and Evaluation Division following a couple years with the 4th Space Operations Squadron, both here.
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to Lieutenant Goirigolzarri's family and friends," said Col. William Liquori, 50th Space Wing commander. "The Air Force lost an exceptional and talented Air Force officer. Nick will be missed. We will do everything we can to support the family and friends in their time of need."
While assigned to Schriever AFB, Goirigolzarri earned Athlete of the Year for 2012 in recognition of his base participation and overall physical fitness. He played an active role in the U.S. Air Force Academy Rugby program and played rugby for the Air Force from 2011 to 2013.
local memorial service is being planned for late next week. More details will be provided as they become available. For more information, contact 50th Space Wing Public Affairs at 719-567-5040.
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