New Years Eve warm-up show for Rock legends QUEEN
Ring...ring.... "Hello Toby, have you got a gig tomorrow night?...... Good, could you come to Westminster Hall and do the warm-up slot for QUEEN". In a happy twist to the end of 2014, the above conversation occurred on 30th December.
The last minute call came from the "Queen will Rock you" event production team who had seen a KING SIZE SLIM show some months before at an Arts Centre Venue on the south coast. To be part of the largest single event in the UK for NYE '14 is a fantastic opportunity and KING SIZE SLIM rose to the occasion warming the crowd nicely with an explosive solo set before the much anticipated main act. A new fan in audience was quoted as saying "King size is a bloody GENIUS! really great NYE show and worked the crowd wonderfully"
Queens legendary guitar player Brian May had this to say to Toby in a pre-show green room conversation "They showed me your video clips, Great stuff!,just go out there and give it to them!"
December '14 Double nomination in Wasser-Prawda magazine
All at KING SIZE SLIM are enormously proud to announce a double nomination in the Readers poll of german speaking Arts and Culture magazine Wasser-Prawda. Public voting begins December 1st and is open until December 31st.
A nomination in both the 'Blues- Debut' and the 'Blues- acoustic' category see the album 'MILK DRUNK' making waves in continental Europe and further afield. These international nominations alongside the British Blues Awards win are an exciting end to a great year for the KING SIZE SLIM sound.
KING SIZE SLIM - Milk Drunk is nominated in two categories. Voting is until 31st December. After adding your votes, click on 'Absenden' at the bottom.Heres the link.... http://ow.ly/F744w
November '14 New Cellar Session video
Its been a big year for KING SIZE SLIM, with a British Blues Award win, choice festival and club shows throughout the year including Love Supreme , The 100 Club and The Blues Kitchen in Camden and Shoreditch. Support shows for Son Of Dave, Paul Lamb and the KIng Snakes and The James Hunter Six along with a whole barrel of national and international radio play. A transition has been made from 'busy gigging' to 'in demand' with The London Gig Guide labelling KING SIZE SLIM as a "Shameless Favourite".
A new series of 'Cellar Sessions' videos are being uploaded over the last part of the year giving a sneaky peak at tracks from the new album as well live versions of tracks from 'MILK DRUNK' released back in October '13.
Sessions are now under way at the beautiful Rimshot Studios in Kent for the new onamatopoeically entitled album 'Chuka Chuka' with a Spring '15 release date on Treehouse 44 records planned along with promotional UK and European dates.
These shows start in ernest in January with a series of double bill shows with Treehouse 44 stable-mate and session player legend Skip 'Little axe' McDonald. Skip played guitar on many early Rap tracks as part of the Sugar Hill Records house band including the classic Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five track 'The Message'.