Kira and the Kindred Spirits

Pumpehuset, Copenhagen, 7. March 2003

If there were an award for Best Danish Female Live Act at DMA, Kira Skov would be sure to take it. Never before I have seen a more devoted and vivacious performer than Kira. She is second to none at stage. She's not acting as the desperate performer you see on stage, - she merely is the woman crying out her pain from the buttom of her heart. What a distance from the products of the commercial concept bands to Kira and The Kindred Spirits' soulfull, expressive rock tunes! Until recently I believed that we merely had one female singer in Denmark at this international level. Namely the great Monique. Now I've learned that there are two! If Kira not becomes an intertnationally reputable artist, there's no justice anymore!

I saw Kira & Co at the same stage in November 2002, and was astonished by their expression from this first meeting with their music. This night they were even better and we got a 14 song set of intense music. If you do not know Kira & Co's music or if you only attend one single concert a year, you should go to a Kira and The Kindred Spirits concert, and you'll never regret it. Kira and her band is the best thing which has happened at Danish Rock scene since Savage Rose, Gasolin and Sort Sol - without any comparising whatsoever! I'm afraid that I've used all my superlatives on the November 2002 review, so what more can I say? They are just out of this world!!!

(This was a double concert with Kira and The Kindred Spirits and Stripclub Junkies. Photos of Stripclub Junkies can soon be seen on And some of the people I met after the concert can soon be viewed at PEOPLE I MET. That is Tim Christensen, Kira, Margrethe Bjørklund, Peter Helleman, Jens Helleman, Peter Kjøbsted, Morten Woods, Rolf Hansen, Bjørn Fjæstad (Baal) and Stine Larsen)

The set list was as follows:

01. Roll Me Over
02. Lethargic
03. Save Me
04. Losing You
05. King's Kitchen
06. I Need You
07. Lead You On
08. Down Under
09. Loose
11. Do You Want Me
12. Story of A Girl
...... Encore ......
13. Giving In
14. Little White Lies




Most of the set is from Kira and the Kindred Spirits' debut album, Happiness saves Lives, released on 17. June 2002, but song no. 1, 6, 9, 11 and 14 was still unreleased songs.
Kira and the Kindred Spirits are:

Kira Skov: lead vo, g
Rune Kjeldsen: g
Orson Wajih: b
Maria Kønkhe: Keyb, g
Johan Lei Gellett: dm

See also my photos of
Kira & the Kindred Spirits from
8. November 2002 here.

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Kira & the Kindred Spirits' website:


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