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Kaiser Chiefs

Mostly Credited As: Kaiser Chiefs
Sometimes Credited As: Parva
Runston Parva

Birth Name: Kaiser Chiefs
Date Of Birth: 1996
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Leeds, England

Kaiser Chiefs


The members of ' The Kaiser Chiefs ', Ricky Wilson (Lead Vocals), Andrew ' Whitey ' White (Guitar), Simon Rix (Bass), Nick ' Peanut ' Baines(keyboard) and Nick Hodgson (Drum and Vocals) started off with a simple plan. Earning an early slot at the Leeds Festival.
Little did they know the would achieve their plan and more.
In 2004 they sprung onto the music scene. ' Oh My God ', their self-financed first single went in at 66 after they recorded it in Nick's bedroom. The follow up single, ' I Predict A Riot ' flew in at the fringes of the top 20 and earnt them a record deal with 'Universal'.
Their debut album ' Employment ' has spent over 50 weeks in the Top 10, selling more than 1.2 million copies in the UK. And their popularity shows no signs of waning. In February 2006 they stole the show at ' The Brit awards ', picking up 3 awards and kicking of the show with their hit 'I Predict A Riot'.
In January 2007, their second album 'Yours Truly, Angry Mob' was announced with the first track 'Ruby' being played from the end of January. Ruby then climbed to the number one position in the british charts in February. The second album went on to reach the number one album spot.

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TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

The Invictus Games (2014) 
  Day 4 01x06: (Sep/14/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Live At Edinburgh Castle (2014) 
  Episode 1 01x01: (Jul/19/2014) As Themselves 

This Morning (1988) 
  May 28, 2014 26x181: (May/28/2014) As Themselves 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Marc Maron, Kaiser Chiefs, Chuck E. Weiss 13x55: (May/07/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  "Throwing Shade", Kaiser Chiefs, Noah Gundersen 13x21: (Mar/03/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Sunday Brunch (2012) 
  Peter Serafinowicz, David Baddiel, Ricky Wilson 03x10: (Apr/27/2014) As Themselves 
  Kaiser Chiefs, Lenora Critchlow, Sharon Horgan & Holly Walsh 01x12: (Jun/10/2012) As Themselves, [Interviewees]

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Zac Efron, Seth Rogen, Matt LeBlanc, Kaiser Chiefs 15x04: (Apr/25/2014) As Themselves 

Blue Peter (1958) 
  Mother's Day Card, Kaiser Chiefs and the Muppets 56x22: (Mar/27/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Benicassim Festival 2013 (2013) 
  Kaiser Chiefs at Benicassim 2013 01x06: (Nov/01/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Episode 2 01x02: (Sep/15/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Episode 1 01x01: (Sep/14/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Reading + Leeds Festival (2007) 
  Kaiser Chiefs & Django Django 06x07: (Aug/26/2012) As Themselves 
  Kaiser Chiefs 03x02: (Aug/28/2009) As Themselves 

Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009) 
  Michael McIntyre, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Kaiser Chiefs 08x06: (Jun/01/2012) As Themselves 
  Elle MacPherson, Bruce Forsyth, Louis Walsh, Kaiser Chiefs 06x02: (Jun/24/2011) As Themselves 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Jim Gaffigan, Kaiser Chiefs 19x119: (Apr/11/2012) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Penelope Cruz, Sarah Vowell, Kaiser Chiefs 12x122: (Mar/30/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  September 16, 2011 12x259: (Sep/16/2011) As Themselves 

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Simon Pegg 08x02: (Dec/21/2008) As Themselves 

The Dome (1997) 
  The Dome 48 11x04: (Dec/05/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Sen. John McCain, Steve Byrne, Kaiser Chiefs 17x36: (Nov/11/2008) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Eric Bana, Oscar De La Hoya, Kaiser Chiefs 15x145: (Apr/30/2007) As Themselves 
  Hilary Duff, Jim Norton, Kaiser Chiefs 13x170: (Jun/13/2005) As Themselves 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Phillip Schofield & Fern Britton, Rufus Wainwright, Sir Alan Sugar, Kaiser Chiefs 12x07: (May/11/2007) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe, Sharleen Spiteri, Kaiser Chiefs 09x09: (Nov/04/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  David Spade, the latest "Dancing with the Stars" castoff, Kaiser Chiefs 05x70: (May/01/2007) As Themselves 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Diddy, David Gregory, Kaiser Chiefs 14x116: (Apr/05/2007) As Themselves 
  Carson Daly, George Lopez, Kaiser Chiefs 12x132: (Jun/08/2005) As Themselves 

Top Of The Pops (UK) (1964) 
  Christmas Special 2006 (Dec/25/2006) As Themselves (Performers) 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Maggie Gyllenhaal/Kaiser Chiefs 23x227: (Jul/19/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Nick Baines, Kaiser Chiefs, Cheryl Ladd, Simon Rix 01x96: (Jun/02/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
Featured Songs

Hollyoaks Songs:
Il Etait Temps + Everyday I Love You Less And Less 
Jack The Lad + Everyday I Love You Less And Less 
Maxed Overdraft + Saturday Night 
The Charm Offensive + Everyday I Love You Less And Less 
Hell For Leather + I Predict a Riot 
Chasing Amy + Everyday I Love You Less And Less 
Royal Pains Songs:
TB or Not TB + Good Days Bad Days 
Suits Songs:
Bail Out + Good Days Bad Days 
Soccer AM Songs:
Season 12, Episode 3 + Highroyds 
Season 11, Episode 22 + Ruby 
Las Vegas Songs:
Can You See What I See? + I Predict A Riot 
The Loop Songs:
Bear Drop Soup + I Predict A Riot 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
Do You Remember The First Time? + Ruby 
Mickey Smith: From Zero To Hero + Oh My God 
Cybermen + I Predict A Riot 
From Script to Screen + Modern Way 
Waterloo Road Songs:
Episode 1 + I Predict A Riot 
The O.C. Songs:
The Return of the Nana + Na Na Na Na Naa 
The Brothers Grim + Saturday Night 
Drop Dead Gorgeous Songs:
Series 1, Episode 2 + Na Na Na Na Naa 
Verbotene Liebe Songs:
Episode #3026 + Ruby 
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Trivia

The Kaiser Chiefs originally formed in 1997, under the name 'Parva' before becoming The Kaiser Chiefs in 2003.

The band are named after South African football team 'Kaizer Chiefs'.

Ricky Wilson donated his Red Tambourine to radio station 'Xfm' so it could be auctioned off for charity. The winning bid was £375.00 and the money went to homeless charity 'Shelter'.

The band were the opening act in the Philadelphia 'Live 8' concert.

In September 2005, an Internet-only video for the song 'Sink that ship' was released. It was used as a promotional video for the EA game 'Burnout Revenge'.

In February 2006, the band won three 'Brit' awards. The three awards were 'Best Group', 'Best British Rock Act' and 'Best Live Act'.

Several members of the band are huge Leeds United football club fans, even naming the band after the former team of long-serving former Leeds captain Lucas Radebe.

Kaiser Chiefs were nominated for the 2005 Mercury Music Prize.

The highest position the band have reached in the british charts is number 6 with the re-release of "Oh My God".

The song "Lap of Honour" has only been released in Japan and the single version of "Na Na Na Na Naa" was only released in Japan and Australia.

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