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King King

Thursday 31 May 2018

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King King+ support Steve Hill

Doors 7.30pm

Right now, King King are a band breaking into a swagger. There’s no denying the momentum of the Glasgow rockers saluted as "the best blues-rock band in the world" (Blues Rock Review) – but for Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys), it’s far from mission accomplished. "We’re not stopping to smell the roses," says Alan. "We want to take this band as far as we can." In another year of quantum leaps, perhaps the main event in 2017 is Exile & Grace, released October 6th. "There’s an underlying theme on this fourth album," explains Alan. "Some of the main songs are about the state of the world, y’know, this beautiful blue planet that’s turning into a battlefield. There’s an edgier, rockier feel this time around, but you’ve got the soulful ballads as well. It’s still King King. It’s just what we’re doing now." Exile & Grace is sure to give King King’s set lists a shot in the arm, as the band roll out on a white-knuckle live itinerary in 2017 that takes in summer festival and European dates, plus their biggest UK tour so far. "We decided to take that leap," reflects Alan. "We just need to believe in that old adage from Wayne’s World – if you build it, they will come. I think we’ve got the ambition and the drive to make it work." Anyone who has caught King King live in recent times will vouch for their ability to conquer any venue. In 2016, the band’s schedule took them everywhere from Mumbai’s Mahindra Festival to five UK arena shows with hard-rock heroes, Thunder. "To walk onstage and say, ‘Hello Wembley!’" reflects Alan, "that was a dream come true." With the line-up drilled to near-telepathy, May 2016 was also the perfect juncture to deliver their long-awaited live album. "We’ve been asked for one so many times," reflects Alan, "and with King King - Live, we managed to capture the vibe of that night. But I’ve got to admit, I was surprised by the reaction that album got. It went to #1 as soon as it came out… above The Rolling Stones! And it was like, ‘What just happened?’" There’s been no shortage of pinch-yourself moments for King King, ever since the band’s touchdown at the 2010 Monaghan Blues Festival and the following year’s British Blues Award-winning debut, Take My Hand (declared "tremendous" by Maverick). In 2013, Standing In The Shadows underlined the collective’s sharpening song craft, while 2015’s Reaching For The Light infiltrated Classic Rock’s Best Album poll – and secured a nomination for ‘Best New Band’ at the magazine’s coveted Roll Of Honour. "With each album, each year and every time we write songs," says Alan, "we’re always striving to get better." The creative bar might be set sky-high, but in 2017, Exile & Grace will raise it, consolidating King King’s status as studio alchemists and turning up the heat whenever they deploy these songs on the stage. "I really believe in this album," says Alan. "I suppose we were reaching for the light on the last album, and now we’re trying to grab hold of it. This is the next chapter in King King’s journey – and we want to take this band as far as we can!"

New Album Exile & Grace Out Now

Steve Hill, the one-man band blues rock machine, will release his new album "Solo Recordings: Volume 3" on No Label Records in the UK on Friday 10h November 2017. To support the release, Steve will support Wishbone Ash on their 27-date October UK tour.

"The one-man band style has made him the top star in the Canadian blues scene right now." (Bob Mersereau, CBC)

When it comes to one-man bands, guitarist and singer extraordinaire Steve Hill has no limits.

Anything goes. He is the true exponent of a one-man band. Steve performs standing up while singing and playing guitar, his feet playing bass drum, snare drum, hi-hats and with a drum stick fused to the head of his trusty guitar, any other percussion within reach.

Steve’s an overnight sensation that’s 20 years in the making. He’s an ambitious and raucous force to be reckoned with on the Canadian and international blues-rock scene. Now, he’s ready to break out internationally.

Following the success of his JUNO nominated Solo Recordings Volume 1, which also won "Album of The Year" at the International Blues Challenge in 2013, and JUNO Award winner Solo Recordings Volume 2, Steve Hill first released his brand new album Solo Recordings Volume 3 in Canada on March 4, 2016. Now, a year later, the album will finally be released domestically in the UK on Friday 6th October 2017.

Solo Recordings Volume 3 features originals that are outright rockers (Damned, Dangerous, Rhythm All Over, Smoking Hot Machine, Can't Take It With You, Walkin’ Grave) to more acoustic-based melodic tracks (Slowly Slipping Away, Troubled Times, Emily) and three re-imagined and rearranged covers (Still A Fool & A Rollin Stone, Rollin & Tumblin / Stop Breaking Down, Going Down That Road Feeling Bad). The album shows an

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