King King rolled into Belfast last night with a performance of quality rarely seen in such an intimate setting.  The Empire Music Club played host to one of the UK’s finest blues acts, those lucky enough to attend knew that fact whole heartedly by the time the four piece left the stage.

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The guy’s tour dovetails the release of their 1st ever live CD ‘King King Live’ released back in October.  Unfortunately lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo was forced to postpone the immediate tour dates due to illness, with surgery required to get him back on his feet and into this beautiful setting tonight. There were no signs whatsoever that Alan was still in recovery as he worked his way through a majestic set of some of their finest work. Nimmo is not only a stunning vocalist but a guitar player of serious quality, touch & technique, poise & control Nimmo has it all; and it was all on display last night.

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The crowd simply soaked it up, song after song, solo after solo, with Bob Fridzema joining in on the Hammond organ the chemistry was simply electric.  The guys took us on a rollercoaster ride through the years with a collection of up-tempo numbers, funky high energy tracks like ‘All Your Life’ to slower emotive crowd favorites ‘such as ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Long History Of Love’.

 

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Nimmo throughout not fluffing a note and assuredly backed up by Lindsay Coluson on bass and drummer / producer Wayne Proctor on drums. Clearly a well-oiled machine the guys seamlessly run through their set without batting an eye. Nimmo’s vocals on point and solo work are outstanding, rapturous applause greeting every perfectly timed crescendo of notes. It’s a joy to watch such an accomplished player enjoying the crowd interaction, he bounces off their energy as he pulls his gee-tar face grimacing with each bend of the string.

 

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The evening is perfectly brought to a finale with a high energy and crowd happy anthem ‘Let Love In’ leaving the pulsating gathering in awe and ecstatic. The boys wrapped up and joined their adoring fans down below, taking time for pictures with fans and signing merchandise.  No airs or graces here just four guys in touch with their fan-base and more than happy to kick back and relax in this beautiful intimate setting.

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I spoke with Wayne briefly after the show and asked him for his thoughts on King King’s 1st Belfast show “We had a great time, the crowd were really into it and we’re delighted with the turn out for our 1st visit”.  Wayne talked about the future run of shows and their desire to get back to the studio for the recording of the new album “We’ve been working hard for a while now on the new album, it’s very classic rock influenced and we feel its something that’s pushing us out of our comfort zones, in a good way.”

 

“We should have a single out in the not too distant future, we have 3 tracks currently in line and any one could be the single, its been a real group effort on this one pushing ourselves to put something out there that will levitate us to the next level. This is an album we really feel proud of and we just have a feeling that we’ve done something genuinely special.”

 

The guys will be rolling through a town or city near you, I cannot recommend a better evening loosing yourself in the company of 4 quality musicians.

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Review By Mark McGrogan

Photography By Mark McGrogan

Set List

1)    Lose Control

2)    Wait On Time

3)    Waking Up

4)    Rush Hour

5)    Long History

6)    More Than I Can Take

7)    You Stopped The Rain

8)    Take A Look

9)    All Your Life

10)  Stranger

11)  Let Love In

 

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