KING KING – EXILE & GRACE October 2017 UK Tour

KING KING – EXILE & GRACE October 2017 UK Tour

KING KING – EXILE & GRACE OCTOBER 2017 UK TOUR

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King King are pleased to announce their biggest UK tour to date. The band will play a series of high-profile concerts, including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 18th October. The tour supports the release of King King’s eagerly anticipated fourth studio album “Exile & Grace”, released on Friday 6th OctoberPlanet Rock will start an exclusive 48 hour ticket pre-sale on Planet Rock  – Wednesday 14th June. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday 16th June via the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be ordered online from  The Gig Cartel 

KING KING – EXILE & GRACE October 2017 UK Tour

Tour Dates
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Bath, Forum                                                       Saturday 14 October
Birmingham, Town Hall                                Tuesday 17 October
London Shepherd’s Bush Empire              Wednesday 18 October
Sheffield, Leadmill                                         Thursday 19 October
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall                               Friday 20 October

KING KING – EXILE & GRACE October 2017 UK TourForthcoming Album Exile & Grace was recorded at Superfly Studios, the quartet’s first album of new material since 2015’s multi-award winning “Reaching For The Light features the upcoming single “(She Don’t) Give Me No Lovin’”.
The new single was mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder and Therapy) and is released on Friday 23rd June.

Says King King’s frontman and guitarist, Alan Nimmo, “Exile & Grace definitely has a rockier feel and sound to it. We are following our influences from the Classic Rock genre, Bad Company, Whitesnake and Thunder. We really set out to challenge ourselves with this album. We’ve stepped up the quality of songwriting and pushed ourselves physically in both performance and delivery!”

King King’s 2011 debut album “Take My Hand” was crowned Blues Album of the month in Classic Rock. Following this success, King King’s next album Standing in The Shadows was the highlight of Classic Rock Blues magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2013. It’s no surprise then that King King won Best Album and Best Band at the 2012 and the 2014 British Blues Awards.

2015 saw the band fly even higher with the release of their “Reaching For The Light” album. King King were nominated for Best New Band at Classic Rock’s prestigious Roll of Honour and inducted into the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame for three consecutive Band wins.

King King have played in all corners of the globe. From the Mahindra Festival in Mumbai, India, to Ottawa Bluesfest in Canada, and numerous festivals throughout the whole of Europe. One of the highlights of 2016 was a UK arena tour with the mighty Thunder, which included playing to over 10,000 people at Wembley Arena and a sell-out headline show on home turf in Glasgow.

Their headlining tour in 2017 took them to mainland Europe and the UK. The band are back with a vengeance in October 2017 to perform songs from their new album “Exile & Grace.”
King King are widely recognised as the UK’s hottest rock blues band, the band continue to push the envelope by performing unforgettable live shows with first class musicianship.

 

King King live shows are a not to be missed event – this is what Bluesdoodles has said:- 

Artrix, Bromsgrove – Reaching For the Light, Bluesdoodles said ..album of platinum proportions…..  Tonight we heard tracks that prove a studio album sounds even better when the music is live and you can see, feel and hear up close and personal. King King the quartet that has a cascade of sounds with layers of tonal textures ……….with the sparkling vocals of Alan, he can whip up a frenzy, make you cry, laugh and definitely makes you want to get up and dance it is the infection that is King King live.

The Globe, Cardiff – Crazy, yes, the room went crazy with this perennial favourite. Then far too soon it was time for an encore Let Love In and another opportunity for Choir Globe to get involved.

City Hall, Salisbury – This is a night many will talk about do you remember when South African Dan Patlansky and then the mighty King King took Salisbury by a Blues storm. Yes, King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in Salisbury tonight.

 

KING KING – EXILE & GRACE October 2017 UK Tour

 

 

 

King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017

King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017

King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017

 

 

 

King King are pleased to announce a raft of new UK tour dates in April – July 2017.  Special guests on all April and May dates will be “Bad Touch”. All tickets are priced £20, are on sale from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and www.thegigcartel.com.

Due to front man Alan Nimmo having an acute laryngitis, King King have re-scheduled the following four UK tour dates. Existing tickets for re-scheduled shows remain valid –

  • King King at The Cube in Corby now on Friday 30th June
  • King King at The Wharf in Tavistock now on Friday 28th July
  • King King at The Tivoli in Wimborne now on Friday 16th June
  • King King at The Fleece in Bristol now on Saturday 1st July

The tour dovetails the release of King King’s forthcoming single taken from the much anticipated new studio album, and follow-up to 2015’s multi-award winning Reaching For The Light. The new album is scheduled for release in early September 2017- while we wait for the release of the album catch King King with special guests Bad Touch as they tour the UK

 

 

MAY 2017 UK TOUR

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Kendal Brewery – Thursday 4th May 2017

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Glasgow, O2 ABC – Friday 5th May 2017

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Holmfirth Picturedrome – Saturday 6th May 2017

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Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – Sunday 7th May 2017

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Newcastle, Wylam Brewery – Thursday 11th May 2017

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Glenrothes, Rothes Hall – Friday 12th May

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Inverness, Ironworks – Saturday 13th May

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Aberdeen, Lemon Tree – Sunday 14th May

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Leamington Spa, Assembly – Thursday 18th May

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Harpenden, Public Halls – Friday 19th May

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Southport, Atkinson – Saturday 20th May

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York, Fibbers – Sunday 21st May

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RE-SCHEDULED TOUR DATES

JUNE 2017

Wimborne, Tivoli – Friday 16th June 2017

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Corby, The Cube – Friday 30th June

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JULY 2017

Bristol, Fleece – Saturday 1st July 2017

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www.bristolticketshop.co.uk

Tavistock, Wharf – Friday 28th July

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King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017

King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017In 2014, King King’s second album Standing in the Shadows, firmly established them as a formidable force on the British Blues scene.  They still retain that accolade today with a growing legions of fans.

King King features Alan Nimmo (vocals, guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keyboards).  The band are widely recognized as the UK’s hottest rock blues band. They continue to push the envelope by providing their fans with the best live experience and musicianship.

Says King King’s frontman, Alan Nimmo, “We’re really excited to perform the new single live. It’s rockier than our previous material, but it still has an inherent King King sound to it. The new single is a nice taster from the upcoming album.”

Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock radio with the songs Crazy, Hurricane, and Rush Hour, the band recently went to Planet Rock’s studios to perform three acoustic tracks that will be aired on the station in early 2017.

King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017Bad Touch – the 5-piece rock band from Norfolk, who recently supported the Kentucky Headhunters on their critically acclaimed sell-out UK tour, recently released their second studio album Truth Be Told on Bad Touch Records, with distribution via Cadiz, on Friday 2nd December 2016.

To coincide with the new album, the band embarked on a UK co-headline tour on November 19th with the Australian rockers Massive.  They recently announced a March 2017 UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels.

The new album, recorded at Mwnci Studios in Wales, includes the singles 99% and Made To Break, both remixed for radio by Rolling Stones engineer and co-producer, Chris Kimsey.  In early 2017, Made To Break will be released as a single alongside an official music video.

“99% is a great song to ride around in cars and drink beer and smoke pot and listen to rock and roll on the radio,” says Chris Kimsey. “Not that I drink beer or smoke pot , but I remember the simplicity of music and life so it’s good to hear it is alive and kicking with Bad Touch.”

King King UK Tour With Bad Touch Summer 2017

Debut Album Broken Machine from Ash Wilson

Debut Album Broken Machine from Ash Wilson

Debut Album Broken Machine
from Ash Wilson

 

Prodigiously talented in the studio guitar and vocals melded into a harmonious medley that leads you down deep into the lyrics. (Having seen Ash play live at Skegness this skill is transferred to the stage, his live performance is spellbinding.)

The album is a British blues brotherhood, joining Ash Wilson on Drums and production is his brother Phil Wilson on Drums; taking time out from Laurence Jones drumming duties. Completing the Rhythm section is iconic and instantly recognisable is Roger Inniss. On loan from King King, Bob Fridzema adds the colour and meaty textures of the Hammond and keys. Into the mix for good measure Hoaxes guitarist pops up to engineer the album and join in the fun on The Hitcher. Now we are all introduced sit back and enjoy an explosion of contemporary blues energy combined with the legacy of the sixties and beyond. The music is encapsulated not so much in a Broken Machine but a swirling vortex or a time machine garnering blues tones from across the decades.

Opening with Show Me How To Love You, with this playing skill Ash audiences cheers and whoops of delights will tell you loud and clear. With a fuzzy, chugging opening chords we are drawn through the river mists to the banks of the modern electric Mississippi blues with echoes of the Hoax in the delivery of the vocals from Ash. Followed by an aptly titled number, World’s Gone Crazy, with a swirl of Jagger as he delves into the political backdrop of 2016. The single from the album is the Hammond Drenched rumbling Peace and Love that would fit into a Hoax album neatly with the guitar reminiscent of Jon Amor with a swagger. Now for the title track, what is this Broken Machine? Definitely not the band they are on fire. The cadence of Ash’s vocal changes with standout riff’s that rocks the boat. This is a track that sets down the burning ambition and strength of Ash Wilson and his band.  The Hitcher crammed with the sound that makes British interpretation of the Blues such a delightful listening experience. From the first note, Ash Wilson’s guitar joined by Jesse Davey is taking us on a road trip we all want to be part on. This is a quieter more laid back number with the distinctive guitar solo’s this takes back to the sound of crooners and hints of the big band fullness of sound.  Like all the music on the album, the songs have a story personal with ghostly memories of hurts, frustrations and joys from the past.

Closing the album with Holding Hands, a sweetest duet between guitar and Hammond. Bob And Ash working in harmony as the heartfelt ballad unfolds. The ballad of damage that never goes away how you are left a broken machine by past experience. There is no doubt the Ash Wilson has a vast amount of skills in the tank of playing the blues and potential to grow.

As a debut album Broken Machine stands out from the crowd. Why? Ash Wilson’s vocals, powerful, gentle, crooning and always as clear as a bell. You expect guitar playing to electrify, percussion on the beat but the vocals make or break many an album. Broken Machine is made by vocals that will always connect and are the extra instrument that blues must have lead breaks however fast and furious do not cut the mustard. Vocals and Lyrics are the winning combination.  Added to this is the production which is crisp and the focused intent to take you on a musical journey of blues, contemporary and reflecting styles and textures through the Ash Wilson guitar. Another gem from Superfly Studios.

Ash WilsonBroken Machine – Wilson Brothers Music Via Cadiz Records

NINE pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Show Me How To Love You
  2. World’s Gone Crazy
  3. Peace and Love
  4. Broken Machine
  5. Words Of A Woman
  6. Out Of Time
  7. The Hitcher
  8. Hold On Now
  9. Lonely Room
  10. Holding Hands

On Tour with Dan Patlansky

Cadiz Records

Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017

Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017

Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017

Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017The eagerly awaited debut album from UK Singer-Songwriter and Guitar Player Ash Wilson, Broken Machine. One listen to the single Peace and Love you are pulled deep into the machine. The band surrounding Ash Wilson add lay down great grooves. They are  Drummer and brother Phil Wilson, award-winning Bassist Roger Inniss, award-winning and talented dutchman, Bob Fridzema and special guest guitarist the mighty Jesse Davey.

The album is maybe best described by multi award-winning UK Blues Hall Of Fame inductee Wayne Proctor, (King King, Ben Poole, Stevie Nimmo), as “A fine record that grooves, rocks, twists and turns. You’re all gonna love it! Now grab a cuppa, press play and turn it up! LOUD!!”

 

Released Friday 21st April 2017
Available on CD and Digital Download
Pre-order the CD from Amazon UK or the
Digital Download from iTunes

Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017Wilson Brothers Music in association with Cadiz Music Distribution are pleased to announce the release of singer-songwriter and guitarist Ash Wilson’s debut album ‘Broken Machine’ on Friday 21st April 2017.

Lincolnshire’s Ash Wilson is one of England’s most distinctive vocalists, guitarists and songwriters in contemporary blues music today. The debut album entitled ‘Broken Machine’is a watershed achievement for Wilson, both in terms of the many musical styles in the tracks, which begin and end with the blues at its core.

With the explorations and growth of him as a singer, songwriter and guitarist the album has resulted in spiritual growth expressed through the medium of his music.

‘Broken Machine’ sees Ash working together with his brother Phil Wilson who whilst drumming on the entire album also produces, mixes and co-writes the material on the debut album.

‘Broken Machine’ features the outstanding talents of bassist Roger Inniss (Chaka Khan, Laurence Jones), keyboardist Bob Fridzema (King King, Dana Fuchs), plus very special guest guitarist Jesse Davey (The Hoax) who plays on the ‘The Hitcher’.

Recorded at Superfly Studios, Ollerton, UK
Engineer: Andrew Banfield
Mixed By Phil Wilson
Mastered by Jesse Davey

 

Broken Machine Never with Ash Wilson Find of 2017

Nothing To Lose Sings Red Butler

Nothing To Lose Sings Red Butler

Nothing To Lose Sings Red Butler

 

Let us all step on board with Red Butler as they say we have Nothing To Lose. Having listened to the ten tracks the British blues world and beyond has everything to gain. Red Butler have an energy that is barely contained throughout as they play British R n’B coloured and shaped by the past but never trapped in a time warp. With hints of Zeppelin, Blind Faith and many more this is a blues album with a rock steady base.

Following the success of debut album Freedom Bound, and performing live, winning awards and recognition as they represented UK at the European Blues Challenge. The experience of performing live to audiences far and wide has honed the guitar skills of Alex Butler, shaped the vocal delivery of Jane Pearce and tightened the rhythm section the combined enterprise of drummer Charlie Simpson and bassist Mike Topp.  Nothing To Lose produced by Wayne Proctor at Superfly Studios has the stamp of a House of Tone production, a sharpness of tone and energy controlled but never dampened the spirit of the blues flame is clear throughout as the Rock/blues quartet play the songs they love and many will have heard live.

The first track of the album influences the listener, Got To Make It is a question they are asking. Yes, they will make it, continue to gain recognition if they continue to deliver music that has listenability and struts and pushes aside those who want to box musicians in. This is Red Butler’s voice and they are making us listen to them as the music captures you and the lyrics draw you into the narrative. Closing with Never Go Back, a soulful track that is so true you have to move forward creating and giving music a freshness, Red Butler have definitely achieved this on the second album with the combination of Jane’s vocals that interprets every song to suit the mood and captures the last track perfectly added to that is a stunning Alex Butler solo.

The tracks in between shape the tone that is brand Red Butler, with a version of Sandi Thom’s Belly Of The Blues, starting with guitar that fills you with anticipation then the breath and Jane’s expressive vocals. Mesmerizing, and a track that will always shine whenever and wherever you hear it.  Their own compositions slot in perfectly strong and are full of emotive phrasing as they explore the lexicon of modern blues influenced music. Nothing To Lose enters the broad church of blues inspired music but the musicians are not boxed in. What does shine through is the quality of the musicianship, as ever Charlie’s drumming is huge the perfect punctuation marks that keeps adding tonal interest and shape. The interaction between Mike’s bass and the guitar of Alex is a duet that plays throughout competing for attention but never overwhelming the vocals. On the album the additional phrasing from guest Bob Fridzma on Wurlitzer, Hammond and Clavinet gives the studio versions of the numbers additional strength.

The highlights for me are Big Bad Wolf, this is an up tempo whirlwind that suits them and makes a real statement.  Say Hello (To My Little Friend) shakes more than a guitar nod to King King as the track opens, then Jane joins the party my little friends this is Red Butler through and through. Like many times before and in the future the shaping of a track reminds you of another band. Black Flies has a deep opening combo of bass and guitar and then as the guitar flies the drums and vocals join generating a measured number that brings in the different the music and turns the corner with a big rock infused chorus.

Nothing To Lose certainly puts Red Butler firmly on the map of bands that just keep giving and music lovers have everything to gain from the music.  As the rocky number You Only Live Once says, yes you do and make sure Red Butler experience is part of your musical journey as Red Butler sings you have Nothing To Lose.

EIGHT pawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN ….

Track Listing

  1. Got To Make It
  2. Nothing To Lose
  3. Say Hello (To My Little Friend)
  4. All You Got To Do
  5. Calm Before The Storm
  6. Belly Of The Blues
  7. Big Bad Wolf
  8. Black Flies
  9. You Only Live Once
  10. Never Go Back

Back On Tour – November Brings Back King King

 

 

NOTE!!! King King DATES Re-Scheduled

SEE link HERE For New Dates

Due to a recent vocal cord condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo, the majority of King King’s November 2016 UK tour dates with special guests Broken Witt Rebels, have been re-scheduled to January, February, March and May 2017. The news follows the release of the band’s first ever live album ‘King King Live’ that went to #1 in Amazon’s Best Sellers Blues Rock Chart, and the upcoming release of their radio remix of their new single ‘Waking Up’.

Says King King’s frontman, Alan Nimmo, “I’ve seen my ENT specialist. He put a camera down my throat to look at what condition my vocal cords were in. Unfortunately, there’s still a good bit of inflammation and redness. I’ve been working with a vocal coach to build strength and stamina to aid my recovery.
“We will be re-scheduling most of the dates on the UK tour to January, February and March, however, we will commit to the remaining four shows on the November UK tour, beginning at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall (25 November), continuing through to the Live Rooms in Chester (26 November), The Grand Venue in Clitheroe (27 November) and wrapping up in London at Islington Assembly Hall (29 November).”

NOVEMBER 2016
 Aberdeen Lemon Tree – Thu 24th
Edinburgh Queens Hall – Fri 25th
Chester Live Rooms – Sat 26th
Clitheroe Grand – Sun 27th
Islington Assembly – Tue 29th

Re-scheduled 2017 UK Tour Dates

Cardiff  The Globe Fri 13th January 2017
Frome Cheese & Grain – Sat 14th January 2017
Brighton Old Market – Wed 9th February 2017
Norwich Waterfront – Fri 3rd February 2017
Southampton 1865 – Sat 4th February 2017
Exeter Phoenix – Sat 18th February 2017th
Fri Brighton Old Market – Fri 3rd March 2017
Bilston Robin 2 – Sat 4th March 2017
Aberdeen Lemon Tree Sun 14th May 2017

 

Back On Tour – November Brings Back  King King

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To coincide with the November tour, King King are pleased to announce the release of a new live album that will be released on CD and digital download in October. The album will include the full audio from a storming live concert in Glasgow, plus exclusive DVD filmed at the Holmfirth Picturedrome.

Back On Tour - November Brings Back King King

NOVEMBER 2016
 Brighton Old Market – Wed 9th
Norwich Waterfront – Thu 10th
Southampton 1865 – Fri 11th
Frome Cheese & Grain – Thu 17th
Bilston Robin 2 – Fri 18th
Cardiff Tramshed – Sat 19th
Exeter Phoenix – Sun 20th
Aberdeen Lemon Tree – Thu 24th
Edinburgh Queens Hall – Fri 25th
Chester Live Rooms – Sat 26th
Clitheroe Grand – Sun 27th
Islington Assembly – Tue 29th

Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs Crazy, Hurricane, and most recently, Rush Hour, King King received a nomination for Best New Band at the 2015 Classic Rock Awards. King King followed up with a UK arena tour supporting Thunder that was highlighted at a packed concert at London’s Wembley Arena, and, as a result, won them over a raft of new fans.

The band’s 2015 album, Reaching For The Light, was voted #1 album by Blues Rock Review.  In 2014, King King won a total of five 2014 British Blues Awards, includingBest Album and Best Band. The nods came from BBC Radio 2 presenter Paul Jones to Classic Rock’s The Blues magazine. Their support slot on John Mayall’s 2014 UK tour pushed the band to another level.

 

Bluesdoodles reviews and more:

King KIng AlbumBack On Tour - November Brings Back King KingKing King – Reaching For The Light – HERE

Thunder, King King Entertain Colston Hall – HERE

John Mayall, King King Entertain St David’s Hall – HERE

Broken Witt Rebels – Georgia Pines – HERE

 

Back On Tour - November Brings Back King King

Back On Tour – November Brings Back  King King

Tour Dates

 

BRIGHTON, OLD MARKET – WEDNESDAY 9th NOVEMBER
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NORWICH, WATERFRONT  – THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER
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SOUTHAMPTON, 1865  – FRIDAY 11th NOVEMBER
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FROME, CHEESE & GRAIN – THURSDAY 17th NOVEMBER
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BILSTON, ROBIN 2 – FRIDAY 18th NOVEMBER
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CARDIFF, TRAMSHED – SATURDAY 19th NOVEMBER
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EXETER, PHOENIX – SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER
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ABERDEEN, LEMON TREE – THURSDAY 24th NOVEMBER
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EDINBURGH, QUEEN’S HALL – FRIDAY 25th NOVEMBER
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CHESTER, LIVE ROOMS – SATURDAY 26th NOVEMBER
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CLITHEROE, GRAND – SUNDAY 27th NOVEMBER
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LONDON, ISLINGTON ASSEMBLY – TUESDAY 29th NOVEMBER
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Back On Tour - November Brings Back King King
In the last six months, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham blues rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So much so that the band have rushed out their latest single, Guns, to capitalize on fan-driven interest. The official video for Guns has generated almost 400,000 views on YouTube in less than 48 hours.

Chosen by the fans, Guns is now the second single to be taken from the band’s <strong>Georgia Pine EP. Produced by Tom Gittins (Robert Plant), the previous single, Low, was a featured track of the week on Radio X, and play-listed on Planet Rock, who are currently playing Guns.

GUNS pays homage to their hometown of Birmingham with a melody and energy that tears through you, with the refrain. “Born and raised where Guns are made, they burn bright like a cigarette.”

The Birmingham four-piece is comprised of James Tranter (guitar), Danny Core (vocals), Luke Davis (bass) and James Dudley (drums). Their bluesy southern swagger has drawn favourable comparisons with Kings of Leon, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys.

King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in Salisbury

Dan Patlansky supporting King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in SalisburyDan Patlansky supporting King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in Salisbury

King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in Salisbury

 

Tonight there was a very special buzz around City Hall, Salisbury. With a plethora of Thunder T-shirts through the years, a smattering of Satriani and many more King King Shirts. Both Dan Patlansky & King King, continue to be noticed for all the right reasons Blues that rocks your soul having toured with Joe Satriani and Thunder respectively.

 

Dan Patlansky supporting King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in SalisburySeats were filled and the lights dimmed and the music caught your breath as South African Dan Patlansky took control of the stage. This is the first opportunity to hear tracks live from his latest superb studio album Introvertigo. They sound even more exciting when you can see Dan’s magic fingers playing with the six-strings. The band was on fire providing a lusciousness of tone and sound for the guitar to soar up above with Dan’s vocals as hot as chestnuts heated over a brazier of firing blues.  Into the mix, this band is not messing around as they play Stop The Messin’. Then a change of guitar and slide for Heartbeat, drum’s pulling up the heat of Africa the beat resembling a heartbeat that is both fast and primeval. This track live is a fret teaser and the speed of Dan’s fingers is mesmerizing and the beating of hearts increased with the hot delights. The tempo changed and we had some slow blues as Old Red his preferred guitar worn with love entertained once again. With great interaction, Dan was warming the crowded venue for King King. The echo effect of Dan’s voice as he drew us in along with the melting and merging of tones contrasting and harmonizing this is exciting blues. Dipping into his previous album Dear Silence Thieves, via Backbite, the clock is speeding and Dan plays loud, raucous and always he has control of the guitar, holding by one string dancing up the fretboard and contending with an amp that just doesn’t want to play the game. Dan Patlansky excites, with is freeform blues-rock, with an instrumental that has the audience collectively holding their breath the guitar playing is phenomenal, Hendrix heart and soul has entered the building as Patlansky entertains, the audience is now hot with excitement.

 

King King WM-1209A short-break and the crowded venue fidgeting in their seats and then with a swirl of his red kilt and beaming smile Alan Nimmo sets the King King train underway in Salisbury tonight. King King’s reputation continues to grow as they tour making new friends on the way and always entertaining with blues that has special cadence unique to them. With a number of albums under the kilt we re-visited the earlier recordings and were entertained with songs for the acclaimed 2015 Reaching For The Light.  They may have opened with Lose Control, but everything was firmly under control for, Alan Nimmo fronting vocals and guitar, Bob Fridzema of keys and the powerhouse holding the rhythm Lindsay Coulson and Wayne Proctor. Glaswegian Alan, full of smiles and the vocals strong despite the fact this was the penultimate date on the tour and Alan waiting for what he calls his wee operation on his vocal chords. Everyone wishes him well though there are a few festival dates still to catch King King over the summer.  The studio version of Rush Hour is awesome, live it takes on another dimension of energy.  Why? It is the audience who participate picking up the beat set down by Wayne Proctor who builds the anticipated rhythm with style and flourish of the sticks Lindsay’s’ bass line fills in the gaps providing a rhythmic tempo allowing Alan to strut and swirl upfront. Two crowd stopping heart-searing moments in the momentous set were first Long History of Love and later in the set Jealousy. Bob’s Fridzema’s, Hammond combined with the whirling Leslie creates a sound that swells and grows filling every drop of air with sweet chords of Long History of Love. The music is so powerful you can taste it. Then add into the mix Alan Nimmo’s vocal and Fender the music is putty in his hands and we adore King King for playing music that hits our souls.  The emotion and inner tension of fellow Glaswegian Frankie Miller’s classic Jealousy is held in Alan’s hands from the first to the last note.  The warmth of the emotion, the agony of the pain jealousy causes are all captured in the guitar chord and the inflection of Alan’s voice. Wow! Who cannot be moved by this spine-chilling hairs on your arms raising performance? This is not the final number the tempo changes the audience fills with delight as the first notes of Crazy flow through the auditorium.  Then Alan’s party piece as he turns the volume down, down, down until you can hear the strings ping. The audience sits in respectful hush, the silence is deep and Stranger To Love wins us over again as the volume rises and the tuneful voice of Alan fills the hall again. Then they leave, and we want more but this is the last song of the night, the crowds stand in unison and cheer for more. With a smile and wave King King are back on stage for one last number the crowd-pleasing melodic Let Love In we sung, Alan sung we were all in harmony. The power of live music uniting us this is Blues-Rock infused with layers of tones and the deep feel of the blues.

 

Their status as performers extraordinaire was confirmed again with tonight’s no wonder King King are award winning, mega-popular and Reaching For The Light was the album of 2015 for many.  This is a night many will talk about do you remember when South African Dan Patlansky and ten the mighty King King took Salisbury by a Blues storm. Yes, King King Reaching Spiraling Heights in Salisbury tonight. Dan Patlansky opening raised the roof. Blues swirled with rock heartbeats with both bands fuelled by delicious cake from Cupcake Heaven enjoyed as part of a rocking afternoon tea.

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The Globe Reaching For The Light with King King

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The Globe Reaching For The Light with King King

 

 

Opening tonight to a sell-out crowd at The Globe in Cardiff was Laurence ‘call me husky’ Jones, carrying on like the trooper despite a sore throat. It was a warm welcome from the many Laurence fans who still remember the young boy who played and delighted Cardiff many years ago. With a new drummer Phil Wilson and bassist Roger Innis this was going to be blues all the way from the dim blue light semi-illuminating the stage (The Globe is currently having the lighting updated). The set saw Laurence opening with a baritone guitar adding another weapon to his guitar driven blues armoury. This was a short set in which Laurence fitted a basket full of blues vibes. Within the set we were treated to All I Need off his current CD, What’s It Gonna Be. Good Morning Blues, a legendary Leadbelly number that Laurence played earlier in the year on stage at Carnegie Hall for the Leadbelly festival was the stand-out number for me, and the set was closed with a tribute to the late great BB King. Less singing tonight and more guitar blues breaks was welcomed by many and definitely warmed the atmosphere ready for the mighty King King.

It was richly deserved that King King who have travelled many miles and played at gigs when a few dozen people have loyally turned up, know that the fruits of their valiant efforts have been rewarded they are a name that people travel to see not once but as often as possible on a tour. The cheers were warm and full of delighted King King WM-7268anticipation as the jammed-to-the-rafters venue welcomed King King on stage. We were delighted that the kilted scot Alan Nimmo and his band of musical boys were back in town. We have the albums but King King live have a verve and an irresistible charm of rock that kicks the blues out of your soul.

Opening with Lose Control, the audience may have been at fever pitch King King just played on with controlled passion that filled the rafters of The Globe with a warm sound. Alan Nimmo out front throughout the evening displayed the twin talents that make him such a superb front-man. His guitar playing was at times raw, then gentle and always sweet. Then he opens his mouth and his tenor delights as the words are caressed and formed by his silvery tongue. The emotion is added to lyrics that make you want to rock n’ roll. Cry and sigh he nailed every song tonight. His confidence is high having been opening with the band for among others Thunder and John Mayall; this he uses to great effect. The crowd warms to his cheeky smile and tales he had the Welsh audience singing loudly and with delight he even said we had the job. King King like all great bands is more than the sum of the total parts. To Alan’s left is the mighty Bob Fridzema on keys and Hammond C3 he produces a wall of sound that adds another tonal layer of chords. His playing can be intense and then on other tracks gentle, a subtle whisper, adding hidden depths. To his right Lindsay Coulson, with his trademark dark blue bass and King King embellished strap; an evergreen presence who has shared every moment of King King’s journey. Sitting behind his Ludwig drum kit sits the awesome pivotal force Wayne Procter and his drumming. He adds a deep beating tone and texture to King King. What a quartet! With each year a new signature arises from the set list and at the moment it is Rush Hour from their current album Reaching for The Light. The whole set was a standout – Frankie Miller’s Jealousy full of emotional control as Alan combines guitar work that zings and his vocals purr and curl around the six-strings. Tonight, You Stopped the Rain was dedicated not to his older brother Stevie Nimmo, but his mother who is poorly in hospital. Everyone at the Globe sent speedy recovery wishes. Rather than go through the set list which is below it was the atmosphere that King King live creates that is what makes them a must see band in 2016. The instrumental included in the set was a fantastic addition. King King WM-7343Having Bob to open and lead the tempo adding some funky chords, subtle jazz interludes then back into rocking good blues. All four had fun following the path Bob was musically leading them and gave the instruments a moment to shine above Alan’s vocals. Live music will always have a special frisson of energy and emotion. King King delivers this live energy that is plugged directly into your musical antenna and sends shivers of delight up your spine and deep into your soul and memory. They manage to make you dance, laugh and cry and have a thoroughly great time.

As King King’s reputation grows and the expectation of the audience before a note is struck rises they have to continue to grow and showcase the music that will keep everyone coming back for more. Tonight King King surpassed expectations they were on fire, the selection of tracks from across their career fitted the bill, leaving us wanting more and counting down the days when they are back on a stage so we can hear King King live, sparkling and full of blues in their soul that has the edge of rock to spice it up.

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Set List

Lose Control (King King Album – Take My Hand)
Wait On Time – Thunderbirds
Waking Up (King King Album – Reaching For The Light)
Rush Hour (King King Album – Reaching For The Light)
Long History of Love (King King Album – Standing in the Shadows)
More Than I Can Take (King King Album – Standing in the Shadows)
You stopped The Rain (King King Album – Reaching For The Light)
Jealousy (King King Album – Standing in the Shadows)
Crazy (King King Album – Reaching For The Light)
All Your Life (King King Album – Take My Hand)
Stranger Love (King King Album –
Reaching For The Light)
Encore – Let Love In (King King Album – Standing in the Shadows)

Disappointed to have missed King King well they are back on tour soon with special guest Dan Patlansky

– get your tickets fast they are selling like the proverbial hot cakes..

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Clap of Thunder Rocks Colston Hall Bristol

Clap of Thunder Rocks Colston Hall Bristol

 

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Colston Hall, Bristol we made it through the chaotic traffic that was conspiring to make us late. We overcame and were there to see the first band in a smorgasbord of styles on offer tonight. With three bands it was going to be wall to wall guitars, vocals and keyboards with King King, Terrorvision and THUNDER!

What a start King King are not a bottom of the bill blues rock outfit. Thirty minutes are just not long enough we wanted more of Alan Nimmo’s honey dripping vocals that pour over his guitar strings. They made the best use of the time, chatter kept to a minimum they let the music do the talking. One thing for certain they made another phalnax of fans tonight, who will want to hear the band again very soon – you are in luck they are back on tour – checkout dates and venues HERE. King King are more than a little bit special they are a quartet of talent. King King are a band that celebrate each other’s abilities, thus the musical depth is greater than the sum of the individual inputs. Kilted and dazzling as ever front man Alan Nimmo adds the shining finishing touches to the surround provided by his musical comrades. The keys add lead breaks and curlicues of chords to every track thanks to Bob Fridzema, and the rhythm section, drummer Wayne Proctor and Lindsay Coulson on bass adding yet another tonal layer to the King King’s rising blues Rock Banner. What an opening act! We wanted more but sadly was not to be appropriately squeezed into a whistle-stop tour of King King songs was Hurricane kicking up a storm before Thunder, and then Bristol had a chance to sing with Rush Hour and You Drive Me Crazy. King King came and once again excited and royally conquered Bristol with blues rock that appeals and thrills every time.

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What an efficient turn- around equipment taken off the front of stage and Terrovision were set up and ready to take over the baton handed to them by King King to entertain.

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Terrovision, a band from Bradford not one I have heard much of so intrigued. Would they be terrifying or a visual delight? It turned out they for me were neither! For me they just did not connect in my musical lexicon. They were a letdown following the opening set. They delivered a set of high-octane power rock-pop, many fans in the audience were delighted with the antics. The second keyboard player of the night, who kept rocking the keyboard into a strange angle which added nothing the sound. Terrorvision definitely infused the high energy set with powerful riffs. Tony Wright fronting the band cavorts across the stage delivering his vocals whether on Discotheque Wreck the opening number right through to the expected songs in the set. The fans loved the trip down nostalgia road – My House, Alice and What’s The Matter. The set was showmanship over substance why take your shirt of Tony it added nothing to D’ya Wanna Go Faster as he leaped around the stage. Thankfully he did put another shirt on. Terrorvision fans were delighted they understand what Terrorvision are about musically this metal-pop just did not ignite.

Thunder WM-5944Another quick set change. Entering the stage to Edgar Winter on the PA followed by a clap of thunder! Danny Bowes and Thunder under a blaze of lights hit the stage in Bristol the applause, shouts and whistles were thunderous. The atmosphere just got hotter and hotter the energy and the thrill of the audience was uniform from the front of the stage up through into the seats upstairs. Starting the show with Wonder Days, title track off their current nostalgia drenched album. Danny had complete control of the crowd generating an electric atmosphere that he continued to re-fuel throughout the set.

Thunder is a band that refused to fade away, they have a fan base that is alive, well and growing this is the renaissance of a much underrated rock band. The reward a top-ten album, chart topping DVD and sell out shows – Colston Hall was sold out months ago.

Danny’s vocals are superb as he spits out the lyrics and then throughs in a gentler side. With his long-time partner in music Luke Morley on guitar. Adding into the Thunder mix that blew up a storm are one of the most popular drummers Gary ‘Harry’ James combined with Chris Childs the rhythm is assured. We still need a another layer of tones so who else could fill the role it has to be multi-instrumentalist Ben Matthews who not only plays a splendid cowbell his true role is guitarist and keyboard player. Fantastic to see him back on stage after his brush with Cancer.

This is not a strutting testosterone fueled rock band. Thunder want to have some cheeky fun, they want to have a rock fest of joyous energy. The set list was laden with songs from Wonder Days. There was also time to revisit past glories including River of Pain from the 1995 Behind Closed Door album and further back Like A Satellite. The crowd whooped with delight and earned a chiding from Danny as he smiled and said “you’re not helping”. Despite the passage of time, which Danny referred to his vocal prowess has not diminished with the passing years. He is unarguably on of the finest rock voices on the circuit today.
Luke Morely played with his characteristic way, tasteful considerate and never overwhelming the band. As Danny Bowes left the stage the acoustic was his chosen guitar with a gentle number fitting neatly into the set a juxtaposition to the rest of the evening. The interlude was short-lived the Gibson flying V tool over the voice was back and the band picked up the rock tempo with a flick of the lights adding more power to the set Rock Conquers All. The Colston Hall crowd loved every maneuver Danny used to get them participating the sparks between stage and audience were as intense as an electric storm. The cowbell added to I Love You More Than Rock and Roll, and Ben used the bell for a short while in the next track before casually throwing it towards the back of the stage where it was deftly caught. Picking up the guitar the bell was silenced.

The noise rose and rose as the demand for an encore was screamed, stamped and shouted for and the enthusiastic and happy audience was rewarded with Serpentine from Wonder Days and the inevitable Dirty Love.

Thunder tonight, played a magnificent set of classic rock sparking with lightening of guitars and keys and the thunderous power of ‘Harry’ on drums. SUPERB!!!

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King King ~ REACHING FOR THE LIGHT TOUR 2015

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REACHING FOR THE LIGHT

Perfect 10 from Bluesdoodles contender for Album of the 2015 why as we said “King King have nailed it with this album of platinum proportions”

Read what we said about Reaching For The Light HERE

“We’re really proud of this album,” says front man Alan Nimmo. “It’s faster, louder, more energetic and more exciting. It’s got the potential to blow the roof off.”

Bluesdoodles Liz Aiken chatted to Alan read what we talked about HERE

photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy
photo credit ~ Adam Kennedy

Multi award-winning, blues rock band King King have just released a lyric video for a new song “Waking Up” taken from the new album Reaching For The Light

Reaching For The Light TOUR ~ Autumn 2015

King King tour the UK this October/ November with support from blues rock guitarist Ben Poole & blues, soul, jazz and rock singer Rebecca Downes. Tickets are available online HERE and 0844 478 0898.

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE – Wednesday 21st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898

BURTON UPON TRENT, BREWHOUSE
– Wednesday 21st October 2015

Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online HERE
Book Online: www.brewhouse.co.uk

HARPENDEN, PUBLIC HALLS – Friday 23rd October 2015
Box Office: 01582 767525 or Book Online: Gig Cartel

TAVISTOCK, THE WHARF – Saturday 24th October 2015
Box Office: 01822 611166 or Book Online: HERE

COVENTRY, THE COPPER ROOMS
Sunday 25th October 2015
Box Office: 024 765 72777 or Book Online: HERE

CARLISLE, THE OLD FIRE STATION
Tuesday 27th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HOLMFIRTH PICTUREDROME
Thursday 29th October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CLITHEROE, THE GRAND
Friday 30th October 2015
Box Office: 01200 421599 or Book Online: HERE

GLENROTHES, ROTHES HALL
Saturday 31st October 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898
Book Online: www.thegigcartel.com
16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT

YORK, FIBBERS
Sunday 1st November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

CHESTERFIELD, REAL TIME LIVE – Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

HULL, FRUIT – Wednesday 4th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

FROME, CHEESE AND GRAIN – Friday 6th November 2015
Box Office: 01373 455420 or Book Online: HERE

SHOREHAM, ROPETACKLE ARTS – Saturday 7th November 2015
Box Office: 01273 455992 or Book Online: HERE SOLD OUT

LONDON, ISLINGTON O2 ACADEMY – Wednesday 11th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 249 1000 or Book Online: HERE

BROMSGROVE, ARTRIX – Thursday 12th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SALE, WATERSIDE ARTS CENTRE – Friday 13th November 2015
Box Office: 0161 912 5616 or Book Online: HERE

MORECAMBE, THE PLATFORM – Saturday 14th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE

SHREWSBURY, THEATRE SEVEN – Sunday 15th November 2015
Box Office: 0844 478 0898 or Book Online: HERE