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Rocking the Blues with King King
King King burst onto the UK blues scene at the Monaghan Blues Festival (also known as the Harvest Blues Festival) in 2010, and they have never looked back. Already consummate professionals when they formed, the band members hit an instantaneous natural stride that is tough to match. Since then, King King has released two studio albums, with a third in the works, and won tremendous accolades from critics and the public alike.
King King is in the midst of a packed tour that includes 34 stops across the United Kingdom with blues legend John Mayall. They will play independently in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and France before returning to the UK for an 18-city tour featuring the breakout young blues musician Laurence Jones. From playing alongside one of their inspirations to helping further the career of someone new, this is an exciting time for fans to get King King tickets and see them at their best.
King King was the name of the club where Los Angeles-based blues band the Red Devils performed, and the name of their debut album. Unfortunately, the club burned to the ground and Red Devils lead singer Lester Butler passed away in his 30s. King King lead singer Alan Nimmo was a big fan of the Red Devils, and chose the band name in tribute. King King recorded a bit for Paul Jones' Rhythm and Blues Show on BBC2 at the historic Maida Vale Studios, home to the BBC Orchestra since 1934 and a top recording studio since 1946. Many music legends have recorded there, including composer Alan Rawsthorne, the Beatles, and David Bowie.
King King is not the first band for any of its members. Lead singer Alan Nimmo has been performing since his teens, primarily with his brother Stevie in the Blackwater Blues Band, and then in the Nimmo Brothers. He was arguably the best-known of the line-up at the time King King formed, but everyone involved brings solid musical knowledge, experience, and talent. Rather than falling victim to the ego clash that often exists when top talents come together, the band fell quickly into a structure that is undeniably successful. King King draws inspiration not only from traditional blues, but also from rock musicians ranging from AC/DC and Whitesnake to Stevie Wonder and Prince.
King King's breakthrough moment was the 2010 Monaghan Blues Festival, when their startlingly strong debut had the crowd and the press buzzing. Since then, they have enjoyed a whirlwind of successes and accolades, festival appearances, and awards. The group has continued to release albums and prepare for their current tour. They have won British Blues Awards, both as a band and as individuals, every year since 2012.
King King has released two studio albums and is working on their third. Their 2011 first release, Take My Hand, took Classic Rock magazine's Blues Album of the Month title and won the British Blues Award for Best Album. King King's next album, 2013's Standing in the Shadows, was both critically acclaimed and heavily embraced by the public.
Since their breakout performance at the Monaghan Blues Festival, King King tickets have guaranteed fans a visually stunning, emotionally raw, technically spectacular live show. Dressed in kilts, band members let their frenetic energy and dedicated passion fly in a fast-paced, technically complex performance that pulls audiences onto their feet. Each show provides just enough moments for fans to take a breath and process what just happened before diving into another impassioned song. Expect to finish the night exhilarated and exhausted, with a sore throat from screaming and an infectious smile on your face.
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