"Kaiser Chiefs" are an English New Wave / Art rock band from Leeds, formed early in 1997 under the moniker "Parva". After reinventing themselves as the Kaiser Chiefs in 2003 the band made a strong impact on the British music scene, culminating in winning three Brit Awards for 'Best Group', 'Best British Rock Act' and 'Best Live Act' in 2006 http://brits.co.uk/artists/nominees2006.php
Prior to 2003 the members of the band had been a garage rock group called "Parva" (before that having been known as "Runston Parva"). However, after being dropped by their label, the band went back to their roots and adopted a more indie sound, helping the band reach their current popularity within the UK and beyond. Singer Ricky's first band was called The Laddercoins and was a progressional funk band that he formed with at the age of 16. His other bandmates James Pepper (lead guitar), James Wood (bass guitar) and Anthony Dean (rhythm guitar) reformed the band in 2006 to much critical acclaim.
Members of the band are ardent fans of the English football team Leeds United. The band was named after the South African Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, the former team of long-serving former Leeds c...
|music genre||New Wave music|
|current members||Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs)|