December 21, 2015
By Joshua Weesner
"After a great run of 25 shows throughout North America, they took their final bow to cheers and applauds from the crowd. It was clear to all of us in attendance, that KICKING HAROLD had left an impression. They have no doubt gained many new fans with their blues style Rock ’N’ Roll, proving that hard work in a ruthless industry, can and does pay off.
Quoting the band: “We would like to thank everyone in The Winery Dogs camp for making this tour everything we could have imagined. You rock! All the best in 2016! Viva La Dogs!”"Full Article
ScreamingGuitars.comDecember 6, 2015
By Danny Coleman
This hard rocking trio anchored by more than experienced and capable front man Tim David Kelly on lead vocal and guitar has been making music since their debut demo EP in 1994. Several lineup changes later and an overwhelmingly fantastic new CD titled “Red Light District,” have the band poised for greatness. The addition of drummer Michael Odabashian and newest member Julia Lage on bass has reinvigorated the band and its fan base as they are currently on tour with super group; The Winery Dogs.
November 15, 2015
By Junkman, On-Air Personality
"Opening the show was KICKING HAROLD, a hard rocking trio led by singer/ guitarist Tim David Kelly, and featuring the lovely Julia Lage on bass and vocals as well as drummer Michael Odabashian. They performed an enjoyable set of straight ahead rock, sort of in the style of NIRVANA or ALICE IN CHAINS and featured a great down tuned version of the STEPPENWOLF classic “Born To Be Wild”, which also featured a bar or two from the Ted Nugent hit “Stranglehold”. I really like this band, and apparently they were the opening act of the entire tour."
November 11, 2015
By Tammy Greene
"The lineup of frontman Tim Kelly, bassist Julia Lage and Michael Odabashian on drums delivered a solid forty-five minute set in support of their latest release ‘Red Light District.’
Familiar listeners found themselves singing alongside the band on selections such as “Kill You” and “Down On You,” whereas the vast majority of the crowd was up in arms and roaring along to a closing rendition of Rush’s “Working Man.” Kicking Harold proved to be a beneficial dose of new talent..."Full Article
November 11, 2015
By Lisa Walters
"As Kicking Harold took the stage it was clear that though rock and roll fans may get older, our energy and enthusiasm for good music never dies. The tunes were groovy, upbeat, and unique; classic rock with a modern twist. Creative lyric writing along with catchy hooks and a great back beat has gained the trio many new fans, of all ages. Highlights of their set include the first track on the latest CD Red Light District, which is called “American Nitro”, and you if you’ve ever watched “Overhaulin” you will recognize their song “Gasoline” as the theme to that popular television series"
November 7, 2015
By Roy Rahl
"Kicking Harold.....a very good band that could easily hold an audience in a standalone concert. They managed to take an audience that was getting uneasy while standing around and turned it into an appreciative crowd. I was impressed, as were many of the folks standing near me. They were an excellent choice of The Winery Dogs as an opening band and I’m confident this will not be the last time I will hear about Kicking Harold."
November 6, 2015
By Natalia Britt
"The opening act that has been supporting The Winery Dogs on this tour is KICKING HAROLD, featuring vocalist/guitarist Tim David Kelley, drummer Michael Odabashian, and bassist Julia Lage. Their modern approach to mixing the elements of hard rock, post grunge and alternative sounds was a great warm up for the audience. Their 45 minute set featured some newer material combined with older classics including the hit song “Gasoline” – the theme song for the hit show Overhaulin’."
October 25, 2015
By Ryan Long
"Kicking Harold hold stylistic similarities to, say, Treble Charger or Eve 6. The overall vibe is decidedly punk/alternative rock, but it's delivered with sleek hard rock sensibilities. Add9 chords abound, and all three instruments deliver the goods with a respectable level of aggression. By the third song in, Kicking Harold had won the crowd over, which is fairly remarkable, considering that most Winery Dogs fans were there to see three of the "shreddiest" musicians in the business. And Kicking Harold, while awesome, is not much of a shredder's band. That, however, didn't stop them from closing their set with a genuinely badass Rush medley. By the time they left the stage, the audience wasn't just warmed up, we were on fire."
October 21, 2015
By Staff Writer
"This alternative hard rock band from LA have been active since the mid-1990's. Their stage set-up incorporated a gas station and motorcycles which thematically worked well with the high-octane show that they played in Nashville. Kicking Harold's sound was a mix of metal and rock paired with interesting word play. They performed originals along with a creative, heavy version of the classic biker anthem "Born To Be Wild" (Steppenwolf). Kicking Harold's tune about a muscle car going 100 miles an hour was propelled by a pace that matched the sentiments of the song. "Gasoline" was lit up with flammable riffs and rhythms."
October 21, 2015
By Staff Writer
The Opening band of the night was Kicking Harold was another 3-piece out of California. A solid four on the floor rock band with a big sound and decent groovy songs. The motor car theme of the band is certainly original and the musicians seem capable. The bass player Julia Lage has done work on some or Richie Kotzen’s recent work and was some BGV’s on the new Winery Dogs CD. A good band worth checking out if you are looking for new solid rock music. www.kickingharold.com
October 15, 2015
By Felicia Rose
"Opening the show was fellow Los Angeles based band Kicking Harold. Lead by Tim David Kelly on vocals and guitar, Drummer Michael Odabashian, and finishing up the lineup is Julia Lage on bass and backing vocals, Kicking Harold’s history dates back to the mid ’90s. While Kelly has credits to his name including co-writing “Money For That” for Shiny Toy Guns and co-producing Dokken’s 2008 record Lightning Strikes Again, Kicking Harold is always where his heart has lied."
"Kicking Harold’s music is heavy on the bass, and Blues style Rock-n-Roll, thus quickly making believers of the New York crowd. They continued on with “Sugarcoat My World” and a cover of Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild,” “Marigold,” as well as “I Want To Go Faster,” sounding tight and powerful. Midway through Kicking Harold’s performance, they began to gain some new fans in the audience, and by the time their fifty-five minute set was done, they had won over the room. At first they were a bit silent, just watching this band, but song-by-song performed, there were some loud cheers and applauds from the crowd. Be sure to check out their new album Red Light District and learn about a band worth checking out."