Late summer and Autumn has seen KING SIZE SLIM solo shows across the UK, France and Belgium. Now as the nights get longer so do the miles travelled. Toby Barelli KING SIZE SLIM will be ably assisting Blues-loop-machine maniac SON OF DAVE on selected dates on his UK tour. The package worked so well last year that the pair are on the road again in 2017 by popular request. Theres a winter solo tour returning to France, some lovely UK Sunday Sessions and a whistle-stop one-nighter on the middle-eastern Island of Bahrain all to come. Watch the gig-list for details...
Following a successful run of UK shows the KING SIZE SLIM:SOUND played a four night residency at Vesprem Utacazene Festival in Hungary. Blues loop machine maniac, and KSS' new best friend ,Son Of Dave joined the band for an impromptu set on the main-stage.
Shortly after their return flight the band gathered at Hastings historic 'The Palace' to record a live performance to an invited home-town audience, that audio footage is now in the mixing/mastering stage with a scheduled release for end of September '17.
Coming up for late summer and early Autumn...... Solo shows at Broadstairs Folk Week and Beautiful Days Festival , touring in Northern France and the return of the KING SIZE SLIM with Skip 'Little Axe' McDonald double bill show Sunday 5th November , Union Chapel, Islington.
A number of UK and International shows for the 4 -piece line-up including Focsani Blues festival in Romania and Rye International Jazz Festival will keep the band busy into the Winter.
KING SIZE SLIM 'Live at The Palace' recording latest....
Thursday 27th July 2017 20:00 at The Palace
After much discussion KING SIZE SLIM and The Palace have elected to make this a free entry show. However, pre-ordering the C.D will be available on the night. Essentially.... Come to the Show, pre-order and pay for the Album, give us your delivery details and as soon as its available you'll receive a signed, numbered copy hot of the press.
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.