JUNE '16 JUNK DELUXE project
Taking a break from touring after a hectic May around the UK with loop-machine maniac Son Of Dave, Toby Barelli finds himself in the rehearsal studio preparing for the debut outing of a brand new collaborative project named JNK DLX.
Heres what the press says....
In between touring and recording with cult British bands The Alabama 3 and The Wedding Present, musicians Steve Finnerty and Katharine Wallinger, alongside award winning artist Toby Barelli (aka King Size Slim) ,George MacDonald, Thom Carter, and Yoon-Ji Kim have created the unique sonic landscape that is JNK DLX - Junk Deluxe. June 24th sees the band bring the ''gorgeous lushness that is Junk Deluxe'' (Andy Weatherall) to the beautiful surroundings of the Kino-Teatr St.Leonards,East Sussex
''...one of those gigs you'll regret you missed...an infectious groove...dreamy and ethereal''. Pete Donohue, Hastings Independent Press.
May '16 Festival Season kicks in....
Following on from the launch of the new album 'Chukka Chukka' festival bookings are being confirmed into early autumn across the UK and Europe. All at KING SIZE SLIM are particularly happy to be included in this years BOOMTOWN FAIR line-up. This near legendary Hampshire festival will host an exclusive KING SIZE SLIM set on the Rusty Spurs Stage on the Friday night. May Bank holiday will see a brief interruption to the SON OF DAVE + KING SIZE SLIM UK tour for an intimate afternoon solo set at the SMALLWORLD SOLAR FESTIVAL in sunny Kent.
Small World Solar Festival Sat 26th May Solar Stage http://www.smallworldsolarstage.org/
Boomtown Fair Fri 12th Aug Rusty Spurs Stage http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/tickets
April '16 Announcing UK tour dates with SON OF DAVE
All at KING SIZE SLIM are very happy to announce UK tour dates with 'harmonica and beatbox genius' SON OF DAVE. Toby Barelli will join SON OF DAVE for six dates on his upcoming spring 'Explosive hits' UK tour in special arrangement with This is Now agency.
The pair first met a couple of years ago as KING SIZE SLIM performed warm-up duties for SON OF DAVE at a fantastic show at The Marlowe Theatre,Kent. Their paths have crossed a number of times on the live circuit since, in green rooms and festival back-stages,sharing on-the-road stories and back-stage beers and generally getting along just fine. It seems only natural that they should appear on the same bill around the country.
Thursday 5th May The Waterfront Norwich https://thewaterfront.ticketabc.com/venues/thewaterfront/
Friday 6th May The Dark Horse Birmingham http://www.darkhorsemoseley.co.uk/
Friday 13th May Brass Monkey Hastings http://thebrassmonkeyhastings.com/
Friday 27th May Louisiana Bristol http://www.thelouisiana.net/
Sunday 29th May The Lexington London http://www.thelexington.co.uk/