A new year and a new chapter for King King, as the band releases one of the most eagerly anticipated Blues Rock albums of 2015.

King King are one of the hardest working bands around on the British Blues Rock scene. Their constant touring schedule saw them hit the road with the legendary John Mayall towards the end of 2014, before taking to the studio over Christmas to record Reaching For The Light, the follow up to their critically acclaimed second album Standing In The Shadows.

The band swept the boards at the 2014 British Blues Awards, filling their trophy cabinet with accolades for “Best Band,” “Best Album” for Standing In The Shadows, band member Alan Nimmo picked up “Best Male Vocalist,” Lindsay Coulson won “Best Bass Player,” and Wayne Proctor got “Best Drummer.” This is a band of pedigree.

King King have set the bar high with Standing In The Shadows, and as a result of which there is a distinct air of excitement about their upcoming album, which sees it’s official release on May 5th. The UK will get to have a taste of the new material when King King take to the road for an extensive UK tour throughout February and March.

The band has invited Laurence Jones as their special guest for the tour. Laurence was awarded “Best Young Artist” at the 2014 British Blues Awards and was recently seen wowing audiences across the land in support of Kenny Wayne Shepherd last year.

National Rock Review recently caught up with King King’s front man Alan Nimmo to talk about the new album, his influences and the band’s plans for 2015.

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King King Tour Dates
19 February – Kendal Brewery Arts
20 February – Lincoln Drill Hall
21 February – Chester Live Rooms
22 February – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
25 February – Worthing Pavillion
26 February – Lemmington Spa Assembly
27 February – Newbury Arlington Arts
28 February – Milton Keynes The Stables
1 March – Reading The Bowery District
4 March – Southampton Talking Heads
5 March – London Borderline
6 March – Exeter Pheonix Arts
7 March – Bilston Robin 2
8 March – Cardiff The Globe
12 March – Norwich Epic
13 March – Sheffield City Hall Ballroom
14 March – Manchester Band On The Wall
18 March – Leeds The Wardrobe
19 March – Gateshead The Sage 2
20 March – Stockton Arc
21 March – Glasgow O2 ABC
22 March – Aberdeen Lemon Tree
6 May – London Jazz Cafe (official Reaching For The Light album launch)

About The Author

Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.

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