The Clash were an English punk rock band that formed in 1976 as part of the original wave of British punk. Along with punk, their music incorporated elements of reggae, dub, funk, and rockabilly. For most of their recording career the Clash consisted of Joe Strummer (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Mick Jones (lead guitar, vocals), Paul Simonon (bass guitar, vocals) and Nicky "Topper" Headon (drums, percussion).
The Kooks are a British rock band formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2004. The band was formed by Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris, Paul Garred, and Max Rafferty. The lineup of the band remained constant until the departure of Rafferty in 2008.