Updated: 3 days ago
August 20th 2022 19:30
Back by incredible popular demand. There’s no denying the momentum of the Glasgow rockers saluted as “the best blues-rock band in the world” (Blues Rock Review).
Back by incredible popular demand King King haven’t wasted a moment of their white-knuckle career. Formed in 2010, the band’s four-album hot-streak includes 2011’s Take My Hand (Maverick: “Tremendous”), 2013’s Standing In The Shadows (The Blues: “A sure-fire hit”), 2015’s Reaching For The Light
and last year’s Live album that topped the Amazon Blues Chart and was called “thumping-good” by Classic Rock.
In 2018, Exile & Grace provides the fuel that drives King King forward to major UK and continental headline dates, summer festival appearances, plus a support slot on Europe’s Walk The Earth tour that will see them warming up crowds everywhere from Glasgow Barrowlands to the Royal Albert Hall. “This is the next chapter in King King’s journey,” says Alan, “and we want to take this band as far as we can…”
King King are touring during 2021...
Cats in Space
Touring with legendary rock giants Deep Purple, Status Quo & Thunder playing UK arenas, plus Hyde Park with Phil Collins and Blondie the Cats have gained an ever growing army of faithful fans, gaining incredible live reviews along the way. From humble beginnings to Hammersmith Odeon, Hyde Park and the London 02 Arena it is just part of the amazing journey for these Cats so far...
They have released two critically acclaimed albums in ‘Too Many Gods’ (2015) and ‘Scarecrow’ (2017) which made the UK national top 30 chart, and was voted top 10 in the ‘Planet Rock album review’ of 2017. Reviews worldwide were nothing short of astounding, “Breath taking” as one reviewer put it!
Carefully-crafted British Rock and Soul that looks forwards as well as backwards, and inwards as well as outwards. Music that credits its listeners with intelligence and isn’t shy of putting its soul on the line.
There’s a refreshing simplicity and honesty in the quartet’s approach to their music, which pours the best elements of rock, blues and pop into songs about real, down-to-earth human experience. The real stuff that we all go through, full of questions, frailties, doubt, determination, light and shade.
“We fell into the blues-rock scene, but we’re not completely a blues band and we’re not completely a rock band, there’s lots of layers to it.” says Frontman Ben Edwards with some understatement, who’s joined in the line-up by his younger brother Sam on drums, Charlie Richards on guitar and Ash Milburn on bass.
The four-piece, based in the English midlands, have been consistently engaging brains and ears during a steady emergence over recent years. In the process, the Rainbreakers have built up an audience that hangs on their every song, in revered venues such as the 100 Club and the Borderline and throughout the UK and Europe.
They’ve shared stages with such notables as the Temperance Movement, Samantha Fish and Devon Allman, and no one wants to miss their next number. Their stage presence and innate resistance of genre restrictions always keep audiences wanting more. On record, the band emerged in 2015 with the Blood Not Brass EP, rightly hailed for the frenetic energy that was, on reflection, only part of their appeal. 2017’s second EP Rise Up hinted at the greater depth that was confirmed on the Rainbreakers’ debut album a year later, Face To Face.
Now that all translates into another offering, co-produced by the band with Tom Gittins from Monochrome Productions, on which the Rainbreakers have found their voice as never before.