Blues Power Live - King King & More
Dingwalls, Camden, London.
14+ only. 14s to 17s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
Planet Rock Radio, the UK's number one Rock and Blues radio station brings you a new live event in conjunction with The Gig Cartel. The event is called 'Blues Power LIVE' aptly named after the radio stations flagship Blues show, and is hosted and curated by none other than the Blues maestro himself; Bernard Doherty.
This, the launch show features the top touring acts from the world of contemporary blues rock, old school blues, and future breakthrough talent / the most hotly tipped, up and coming acts in the genre.
Throughout the music industry King King is a name synonymous with, not only great music and outstanding musicianship, but with, and perhaps even more importantly, having a damn good time every time.
When irrepressible leader Alan Nimmo walks out on stage wearing his now trademark kilt, fists in the air and a smile as wide and resplendent as Glasgow's River Clyde itself there is no doubt in anyone's mind that they are in for one of the best nights of their life - and that's before the music has even started!
King King have never been a band content to simply ride the crest of their self made wave but instead have continued to work tirelessly to make that wave even bigger, stronger and ultimately better.
Alan Nimmo is incapable of just sitting back when everything is going well and the accolades are flooding in. Absolutely not. He wants to take that level of excellence already achieved and turn it up a notch with every performance and every new release to try and become the best that he and his band can possibly be. And judging by public response he is most definitely succeeding.
After 2 long years which saw the music business on its knees, King King have not only survived but have come back with a new line up and an extra edge that is the envy of many of their peers.
The addition of Alan's brother Stevie on second guitar and vocals has added a breath of fresh air and a new dimension to the band. Something Alan had been looking for for quite some time.
Added to the already stunning line up of Jonny Dyke (keys), and fellow Scots Andrew Scott (drums) and Zander Greenshields (bass), the mighty King King is sounding arguably the best it ever has.
A string of sold out performances on their latest tours is testament to just that.
Alan Nimmo has been in the music business for many years now - more than he can care to remember - but one thing has never changed. His desire to make honest, real music which comes from deep down within the soul.
It may well have been high profile support slots with the likes of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Thunder and Europe which opened King King's music up to a much wider audience. But it was pure talent and hard work which got them there in the first place. The very same talent and hard work which has allowed them to continue on their ever widening path to success ever since.
Many may feel a need to pigeon hole music, to give it a name and a place. Not King King.
It's just music. Real music. And real music always has and always will stand the test of time.
King King's music is the kind of music that makes people happy.
And let's face it, especially in these all too dark and difficult times, who doesn't want to be happy?
Not convinced? It's simple. Come along to a show and find out for yourself.
'The best band in the world' might be a bold statement to back up. But rest assured Alan and the guys will give it their best shot every single night.
You can bet your kilt on it!
Described by Planet Rock Radio as a "British Blues Legend" and by Blues patriarch Walter Trout as, "One of the best ever", Danny has spent the last 20 years touring the world. With packed out club shows and world-famous festivals in China, the USA, Canada, Europe and all points in between!
Danny's last five studio albums have all reached the number one spot in the Blues charts across Europe and his new record, is being hailed as his best album to date. Recorded at Lincolnshire's famed Chapel Studios, and produced by Grammy award winner Ian Dowling, famed for his work with Adele.
"A fantastic guitar player, able to take a Stratocaster and really make it sing" Joe Bonamassa
"One of the best ever" Walter Trout
Rebecca Downes, the blues singer from Birmingham, UK, is a testament to the power of music to touch hearts and souls. With her soulful voice and authentic storytelling, she has breathed new life into the blues, leaving an indelible mark on the genre and securing her place as one to watch our for !