February 2015 new KING SIZE SLIM album..... press record!
Allowing the dust to settle a little following KING SIZE SLIMs fantastic New Years Eve warm-up set for rock legends Queen , Toby Barelli took to the rehearsal and recording studio for sessions for the new KING SIZE SLIM album. Long-time compadre Carlos Fortin and Hastings percussionist of choice James Gulliver joined Toby for rehearsals and then recording sessions at Rimshot Studios. More sessions are in the diary featuring some very special guest musicians and artists.
KING SIZE SLIM ' Chukka Chukka ' TreeHouse44 Records Scheduled release April '15
In the meantime festival bookings flow in from the UK and across Europe. In the next few weeks KING SIZE SLIM will be performing at Le Blues Autour du Zinc in France, and alongside BIG BOY BLOATER as part of his UK tour, also at a very special private event on the south coast.
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