Sat 25th Feb
£15.00 Doors 8.30PM
Scottish award winning blues legends KING KING make their first venture into Ireland!
In 2011, King King first broke cover as the hottest draw in British blues-rock. As co-frontman of the legendary Nimmo Brothers, Alan was already a towering figure on the international blues scene. The band, meanwhile, were amongst the most skilled and respected musicians on the circuit, and in May 2011, King King released their debut album ‘Take My Hand’ to critical acclaim.
King King have built their reputation the old-fashioned way, relentlessly touring and blowing the roof down on a nightly basis. This was blues-rock par excellence with a frontman with a tendency to hit the stage in a kilt. King King quickly established themselves as the best night out in whichever town they were in.
When King King’s second album ‘Standing In The Shadows’ was first released in 2013, the album was rapturously received with open arms by the band’s growing fan base. It was the kind of album that stayed true to the band’s Glaswegians’ blues-rock roots, and also managed to keep listeners on their toes.
There were the five triumphs at the 2014 British Blues Awards (including gongs for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Band’). The nods came from top media tastemakers, from DJ Paul Jones to the Classic Rock: Blues Magazine. The blood and thunder of their international headline tours, and recent support slots with John Mayall gave the British blues-boom godfather a tough act to follow.
In May 2015, “Reaching For The Light” was released. With so many bands seemingly content to settle for transient throwaway pop, Reaching For The Light is real music: an album to soundtrack the good times and soothe you during the bad. Of course, King King will take all the plaudits, sales and awards statuettes you care to sling their way – but that’s not the objective.