February '17 New touring line-up for Eastern Europe Shows
2017 started sharp for all at KING SIZE SLIM with invitiations to play Budapest Spring Festival and Focsani Blues Festival later in the year. These shows will be solo and with a full four piece line up respectively. The unusual new line up features two percussionist and Double bass to compliment the warm driving grooves from Toby Barelli's tricone resonator guitar.
Rehearsals started in early February with sneeky secret gigs providing a flavour or the new sound. The four piece show named KING SIZE SLIM; SOUND will debut live in March playing across the UK and Europe throughout Festival season.
KING SIZE SLIM ;SOUND Spring '17 shows
28th March..... Roots Club @The Wrotham Broadstairs
29th March.... What's Cookin' London E17
30th March... KINO Teatre. St.Leonards, East Sussex
December '16 Last shows of the year and recording at On-U sound
Following end-of-year shows with in Brighton with Son Of Dave and a couple of crazy local shows KING SIZE SLIM made his way to Ramsgate in Kent , the home of On-U sound Records. Guitar hero Skip McDonald ( Sugar Hill Gang,Tackhead, Real World) invited his touring buddy to record live guitars and vocals for his forthcoming 'Little Axe' album. "I want that King Size sound you get outta that steel girl of yours".
They spent a very productive session with On-U sound Boss and producer Adrian Sherwood at the controls. The release of the new 'Little Axe' album is expected in February '17.
All at KING SIZE SLIM are excited about the new year and a good many more trips along the coast to On-U sound in 2017.
KING SIZE SLIM: SOUND....... 2016 has been another busy and creative year for all at KING SIZE SLIM. Starting back in January with a special invitation to 2 Seas Studio in the Kingdom of Bahrain to record a number of original tracks at the world-class recording facility. Then the release of the much anticipated album 'Chukka Chukka' in April garnered great reviews including a 4/5 ' Terrific Stuff' star rating in leading UK music magazine R2 along with plenty of local, national and international radio airplay across Europe and the rest of the world
Touring began in early May with a long list of UK solo shows and a UK tour with Harmonica-blues-loop-machine maniac Son Of Dave.
Following on into the summer with a bunch of festival dates including BoomTown, Broadstairs Folk Week and Cicle de Blues de Barcelona. Collaborations this year include work on Skip 'Little Axe' McDonalds latest album , and live work with Steve Finnerty of Alabama 3's project JNK DLX.
As we head towards the end of the year theres still a heap of live shows to come and recording work on the next KING SIZE SLIM release due in mid-2017.
All at KING SIZE SLIM hope to see you at a show near you soon.
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