July '17 Live Album and European Touring
After a four day residency at Veszprém Street Music Festival ( 19-22 July ) the KING SIZE SLIM touring 4-piece band will return to their native Hastings to record a live album. The live recording will take place in the newly refurbished 'back room' at The Palace Bars , America Ground , Hastings on Thursday 27th July. Email for more details , firstname.lastname@example.org. The four piece line-up have been utilising a guerilla rehearsing technique flash mobbing various open air spaces in Hastings Old Town, with over 5000 hits on a facebook video posted from the phone of a passer-by this method of rehearsal has proved very popular.
The rest of Summer '17 is filled with solo and full band shows at Festivals and Arts Centres across the South. Autumn sees two runs of shows in Northern France. The first across Brittany , the second Picardie and Normandy.
Looking ahead further , discussions have begun with an number of Record Labels around the third KING SIZE SLIM studio album set for release in march 2018.
June 2017 A fesztivál ideje!
Summer festival season is in full swing. KING SIZE SLIM has already appeared at festivals in Hungary , the UK and France. still to come are solo shows at Love Supreme at Glydnebourne East sussex, Kents best kept secret 'Small World Solar' near Headcorn and the much celebrated Broadstairs Folk Week. The full four piece touring line-up ,featuring resonator guitars, double bass and two percussionists , have a four day residency at Vesprem Festival in Hungary and an exclusive one-nighter at Focsani blues Festival in Romania and a set at the wonderfully named Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival in the medieval town of Sandwich. Watch the gig list as dates are added through the summer into Autumn.
March '17 Mardi Gras and Summer Festivals
Mardi Gras, Carnivale, Fat Tuesday! ..... The weekend looked like this , 5 acoustic shows , 2 full shows and the debut of the new KING SIZE SLIM:SOUND line-up. All of this amongst the beautiful annual chaos that is Hastings Fat Tuesday.
Toby Barelli aka KING SIZE SLIM played a variety of shows across the weekend with impromptu acoustic sets all over town culminating in an al fresco set through the cold southerly wind and rain on the terrace of the legendary Old Town Public House 'The Nelson'. In its time, The Nelson, has seen performances and sessions from luminaries such as John Martyn and British Folk legends The Albion Band.
'Slim Monday' @The Palace featured special guests and an 'in-the -round' all acoustic performance from the new Double Bass,two percussion, resonator guitar line-up.
Festivals engagements for summer '17 continue to roll in, with all at KING SIZE SLIM very happy to announce 'KING SIZE SLIM live at Beautiful Days Festival' in August. Rumours abound for other major festivals across the UK and Europe.