King King // Cardiff | Cardiff

King King // Cardiff

What's happening?

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 Jonny Dyke (organ/piano), 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.” If the year ahead weren’t so busy, King King might allow themselves a moment to reflect on the triumphs of 2017. In another year of quantum leaps, perhaps the main event was Exile & Grace. Mixed by Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Feeder, Therapy?), this fourth album was released October 13th, unveiling a tracklisting that bristled with sharply observed lyrics and blues-rock firepower. “There’s an underlying theme on the new 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.” For a band with press plaudits to burn, it was no surprise to see Exile & Grace saluted by the rock media and crowned as Classic Rock’s Blues Album of the Year. Likewise, it was business as usual as the album stormed to the top of the iTunes and Amazon Blues charts. But this time around, there was no mistaking the sense of a band making its commercial breakthrough, as Exile & Grace hijacked the official UK album charts (at #31), putting King King amongst the A-list and firmly onto the mainstream radar.


Saturday, February 2nd 2019 07:00pm


Tramshed Cardiff
Clare Road Cardiff Cardiff CF11 6 United Kingdom

What's hot in Cardiff


Tramshed Cardiff, Cardiff

Other events in Cardiff

Hells Bells, The Globe Cardiff

Friday, March 15th 2019

King King

Saturday, February 2nd 2019

VNV Nation "Noire Tour" - Cardiff

Monday, January 28th 2019

Paul Carrack

Sunday, March 10th 2019

Boyzone 2019

Sunday, January 20th 2019

Monster Jam

Saturday, May 18th 2019

Deaf Havana - Cardiff

Friday, March 15th 2019

The Wonderful World Of Disney On Ice

Thursday, April 25th 2019

WWE Live 2019

Friday, May 17th 2019

Blue Planet II - Live In Concert

Thursday, March 14th 2019

Take That

Saturday, June 8th 2019

Whitchurch Jam Session #114

Sunday, January 27th 2019

Russell Howard

Monday, September 23rd 2019

David Gray

Friday, March 15th 2019

Spice World: Cardiff

Monday, May 27th 2019

Don Broco in Cardiff

Tuesday, February 5th 2019