King King with Bad Touch
Blues/Rock | Standing
King King are on a roll. Faced with their army of fans and armfuls of awards, it’s hard to believe that Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys) have come so far, so fast. As Henry Yates of Classic Rock Blues notes, “King King are the hottest draw in British blues-rock”. Yet there’s no smoke and mirrors behind their five-year rise: just killer songs, performed with true passion, by a fist-tight lineup.
Right now, the Glasgow band stand on the brink of their busiest period to date. Fresh from the studio, there’s the hotly anticipated third album, due Spring 2015. On the road, there’s the 34-date UK tour with John Mayall in October 2014, followed by a run of British headline dates next Spring, with plans afoot for wider touring in France, Germany, Scandinavia, and beyond.
In short, there’s no time for group backslaps, even as King King approach the end of a truly vintage year. As a measure of the band’s status, consider their five victories at the 2014 British Blues Awards, not least ‘Best Band’ (for a third consecutive year) and ‘Best Album’ for 2013’s ‘Standing In The Shadows’. Add to that, the inclusion of Shadows in both the Classic Rock Blues Mag’s Top 50 Albums of 2013, and Paul Jones’ BBC Radio 2 end-of-year countdown (the only British album in the running), and it’s raining statuettes.
Catch them if you can
|Fri 21st Apr||8:30pm||Buy Tickets|
|From 6pm on the night||£22.00|
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