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Winners of the Best Blues Band Best Blues Album in 2012, the meteoric rise to prominence of British bluesbreakers King King has seen them racking up a host of accolades.
Since they began touring three years ago, King King’s unique brand of multi-faceted blues rock has won over audiences as diverse as The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival, the Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, the internationally acclaimed Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival in Peer and even Glastonbury.
Touring throughout Europe and Scandinavia, the band have attracted enthusiastic audiences both as an impressive live act and on the airwaves, with veteran BBC DJ and blues aficionado Paul Jones being moved to remark: “Here at Radio 2, we think Alan Nimmo and King King are going to go all the way”, following their two live sessions at the BBC’s legendary Maida Vale studios.
The driving force behind King King’s unstoppable charge is Alan Nimmo, a virtuoso frontman possessed of an almost impolite level of charisma and the talent to back it up. An award winning bluesman in his own right and widely known across the UK and Europe, Nimmo’s full-blooded style, technical brilliance and impassioned vocals are infectious and instantly recognisable. Surrounding himself with the hottest talent currently working the scene has made King King an irresistible melting pot of influences. The result is a sound which is energetic, potent and irresistibly funky, to quote Guitar & Bass: “King King play the kind of blues that’ll lift the most stubborn of frowns”.
With a burgeoning fan base and continuing flood of accolades there’s no rest in sight with 2013 seeing the band release their second album “Standing In Ths Shadows” alongside an extensive UK tour and a highly anticipated debut in Germany and Austria.
Their award-winning album Take My Hand has met with a rapturous response, prompting Maverick Magazine to stamp five stars on its review, and remark: “These guys are terrific…. A tremendous debut album from a band who should go far” with Blues Matters magazine reporting “With this album, what King King prove is that when it comes to the high rolling wave of British Blues, they are riding way above the surf.”
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