3-time winners and 6 nominations at the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards, “hailing from the Land Down Under, where women glow and men thunder, Kings & Associates blend Blues, soul and funk elements into a sound best described as neo Blues, defined as rocking, grinding Blues music amalgamating improvised Blues, boogie flavoured jams and good old rock and roll....”
Spanning various genres, the neo Blues act KINGS & ASSOCIATES live show is both powerful and poignant. On the back of their US showcase in Nashville and semi-finals at the 2017 IBC in Memphis the Kings' have just released their 2nd album TALES OF A RICH GIRL. Tales was tracked and produced in LA by 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott Scott (Grammys with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and Tedeschi Trucks Band), and mixed in Nashville by 4 time Grammy winner Vance Powell (Grammys with Jack White and the White Stripes).
Receiving critical acclaim, the album hit no.15 on the Roots Radio international album charts and no.1 on the Australian Blues Radio charts, and has gained worldwide rotation on networks such as Triple J and ABC National Radio in Australia, National Radio NZ101 in New Zealand and the Paul Jones program on BBC2 in the UK.
The Kings were the only album to receive nominations in every category of the 2018 Australian Blues Awards ultimately winning 3 gongs...Best Band, Best New Artist, and Best Producer for Jim Scott. http://BBC 2 with Paul Jones: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09hn5mk New Zealand Herald Tour: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/hawkes-bay-today/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503456&objectid=11961823 Womad: https://www.womadelaide.com.au/program/kings-and-as