The UK band The Kooks was formed by college students in Brighton in 2004. Three musicians, Hugh Harris, Paul Garred, and Luke Pritchard met in high school. In college, they became friends with Max Rafferty.
Pritchard was the one, who got the idea to form a band. It happened in a clothing store where he and Garred were shopping. Later, in one of his interviews, Garred said that the young artists had a clear idea of what a famous musician should look like. So they began with buying outfits. The young men started getting together to play for fun. Soon they got a chance to perform in public.
Since 2003, the lineup of The Kook’s hasn’t changed dramatically. The only serious change took place in 2003 when a bass guitar player Dan Logan replaced Max Rafferty. Three other group members are a guitar player and a vocalist Luke Pritchard, a drummer Paul Garred, and a guitarist and back vocalist Hugh Harris. The group members note that they found inspiration in the work of such artists as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Chris de Burgh, and Bob Dylan.