Spotlight on 'King King // Broken Witt Rebels UK Tour'
King King features the talents of Alan Nimmo (Vocals, Guitar), Lindsay Coulson (Bass), Wayne Proctor (Drums) and Bob Fridzema (Keyboards). King King are widely regarded as the UK’s hottest Rock Blues band. They are going from strength to strength.
If you're a fan of Blues Rock then you will almost of certainly heard of King King. With an array of awards to their name and a strong and ever growing fan base to boot, you will be hard pressed to find a harder working band. Always gigging the band tour extensively all over the UK and Europe and it was only recently they had to put a halt to proceedings and reschedule their November 2016 UK Tour due to a vocal cord condition with lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo. The decision wasn't made lightly, but despite the ongoing condition the rescheduled tour has kicked off this January.
Alan Nimmo says, “I’ve seen my ENT specialist and he put a camera down my throat to look at what condition my vocal cords were in. Unfortunately, there was still a good bit of inflammation and redness. I’ve been working with a vocal coach and to build strength and stamina to aid my recovery.”
2016 saw King King scoop five British Blues Awards including Best Male Vocal (Alan Nimmo), Best Bass Player (Lindsay Coulson), Best Song (Rush Hour), Best Album (Reaching For The Light) and Best Songwriter. With 2017 well under way and the tour (which will no doubt be one of many) looming it is only a matter of time before the 2017 nominations start rolling in.
Credit where credit is due King King are unrelenting with their take over of the Blues scene and the accolades that follow are deserved. We will have the pleasure of joining the band at 1865 in Southhampton where our photographer Mark Langton shall be photographing and reviewing the show for us here at 3 Songs & Out. I myself had the pleasure of photographing the guys at The Live Rooms in Chester a few years back and to this day still mark it as one of my favourite shows. Their energy is infectious and the atmosphere is always welcoming as the audience and band sync as one.
“We will continue to take King King to new heights,” says Alan Nimmo. “We enjoy winning over new fans who’ve discovered us for the first time. We’re also excited to have Broken Witt Rebels supporting us on our November tour, as they are a fine example of how a young rock group can connect to their Rock and Blues influences and still make it sound fresh and exciting.”
SPECIAL GUESTS - BROKEN WITT REBELS
In the last six months, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham Blues Rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So much so that the band have rushed out their recent single, Guns, to capitalize on fan-driven interest. The official video for Guns has generated 4750,000 YouTube views. On 27th October 2016, the band won “Best Rock Act” at the first ever Unsigned Music Awards at London’s Troxy.
The Birmingham four-piece is comprised of James Tranter (Guitar), Danny Core (Vocals), Luke Davis (Bass) and James Dudley (Drums). Their bluesy southern swagger has drawn favourable comparisons with Kings Of Leon, Alabama Shakes and The Black Keys.
With 2 phenomenal live bands on one bill, attending really is a no brainer. If you're still not convinced check out King King's live video for 'Waking Up' taken from their first live album 'King King Live'.
Rescheduled Tour Dates
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Broken Witt Rebels
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