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/
February 2016 KING SIZE SLIM ' 2 Seas Session' Bahrain
In November '15 KSS headquarters received an intriguing phone call, a special invitation to perform and record an exclusive live session at 2 Seas Studio Bahrain for an in-house project entitled '2 Seas Sessions'. An early January morning, 7 hour flight Heathrow to Bahrain, over 3500 miles and Toby Barelli landed on the Island Kingdom of Bahrain in the Persian Gulf. Two productive days later and a '2 Seas Session' completed. Featuring a selection of songs from the forthcoming album 'Chukka Chukka' and one ,specially requested, choice cover version, The session went well and and a lot of fun was had with the fantastic on-site crew. Full video and audio to be released as part of a series by 2 Seas in the coming weeks.
Heres what 2 Seas have to say......
' To sum up what we do: record and film stripped down acoustic versions of music by artists we love. Intimate, authentic, unique and atmospheric live sessions, with no genre bias, we just love good music.
Our mission is record and film artists from the four corners of the planet and to promote the work online for the rest of the world to see and enjoy.
Signed household names and completely unknown unsigned street performers, get the same chance and treatment to come and join us, the only requirement is that it is live and we think it is great.'
January 2016 Warming up for new album launch
In 2015 KING SIZE SLIM performed 169 Shows, toured a double bill show with guitar hero Skip McDonald across the UK , broke new ground in France, Belgium and Catalonia, and made waves in the UK festival scene with wonderfully received shows at Beautiful Days, Red Rooster and Acoustic Festival Of Great Britain amongst others.
The first few months of 2016 will see the release of the second album for Treehouse44 records, the onomatopoeically titled, 'CHUKKA CHUKKA' with a West London launch show and touring to be announced. Also in spring 2016 theres a return to France and Belgium, and debut solo shows in Holland and also in Bahrain.
Rehearsals start in earnest in January with an all new 4-piece line-up named 'KING SIZE SLIM and the LEVY' for festival and concert shows in the UK and Europe. Four part close harmony vocals, layered percussion, bass and guitars and a little Hastings magick mixing together to create the heavyweight acoustic sound of KING SIZE SLIM live and direct.
Levy (le-vi) Levy, Lévy or Levies (/ˈliːvaɪ/)
A levy, or levies, is/are a military force raised ("levied") in a particular manner. Typically this means units raised by conscription, but not always. In the British Empire, levies were units raised by local officials for local tasks, typically for local order and security.