The first show as a group happened in a backstreet Belfast bar in December 1999. People were beginning to take notice. In August 2000 Kidd Dynamo recorded a live session for 'The Session In Northern Ireland'. They played shows with JJ72, Johnathan Richman and The Webb Brothers. The Kidd Dynamo track 'Like The Cars' won the 'Across The Line - Demolition Derby' competition in May 2001 as a result they supported My Vitrol, Wilt and Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol) in the Conor Hall, Belfast. The entire live set was broadcast on radio the following week..
Kidd Dynamo's debut single 'I Am A Landslide' was released in October to rave reviews and considerable airplay.