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'.
October '14 Cellar session and rehearsal sessions
Heading into autumn '14 KING SIZE SLIM take to the rehearsal studio to tighten up new tracks for upcoming recording sessions. A spring '15 release is planned for a new album on Treehouse 44 records, featuring the three piece line-up with one or two special guests. Towards the end of september a new 'cellar session' live performance video was recorded in a special underground Old Town location in Hastings. This will be uploaded soon and will give a sneaky peak at the new KING SIZE SLIM material.
August '14 KING SIZE SLIM wins 'Emerging Artist' British Blues Awards 2014
After an enormously busy August, culminating in 6 shows over this last weekend, all at KING SIZE SLIM are proud to confirm a win at The British Blues Awards 2014.The awards were announced at The Great British Rhythm and Blues festival in Colne lancashire on Sunday 24th August. The public vote saw KING SIZE SLIM beat stiff competition from the other nominees in the "Emerging Artist' category.
Huge thanks go out to Treehouse 44 Records London, Rimshot studios, Rotosound Music Strings. We all look forward to taking the trio across the UK and Europe in the coming year and hope to see you all soon at a town near you.