Love Sex & Romance
Formed in 2001 when given an opportunity to open for Karen Tyler at a private BBQ & Blues, Strictly for Kicks has grown up as a band with energy, charisma, talent, and a strong and loyal following. Now performing at a variety of venues in California, including Blues Festivals, Brewfests, private events, and clubs, SFK is thrilled by the enthusiastic response of dancers and fans at their shows. SFK is also honored to be the Sacramento Blues Society President's band of choice for her own Blues events. Although slow and soulful songs find their way into the mix, SFK's specialty is high-energy, danceable Blues and Blues-Rock with an emphasis on fun. The highlight for the band last summer was their appearance at the Fair Oaks Blues in the Park event on June 18, where they shared the stage with Chris Cain, Daniel Castro and Shana Morrison. SFK's first CD, Love, Sex, and Romance, is now available on their own label, Random Rhythm Records. Since the CD's release on CDBaby.com in January of 2006, the response for the CD has been tremendous. Within the first week of release, radio stations in the United States, France, Canada, and Belgium requested the CD for airplay. 'These guys are awesome - they rocked us at [the] Fair Oaks [Blues and More Festival]!!' -- Kim DuVall - Director, Sacramento Blues Society, July 2005 'I was amazed by Strictly for Kicks. Not only do they play with an assurance and subtlety rarely seen in up-and-coming bands, but they have a sense of history -- the knowledge of where the music they play comes from -- that flavors their performance without taking away from the originality and honesty of their approach. I can't remember the last time I enjoyed an 'unknown' band so much. I doubt they'll be a 'best-kept secret' for long.' -- Mick Martin, California Blues Radio DJ and front man for his own internationally acclaimed band, Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers.