BLING KONG

BLING KONG

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BLING KONG is the rock extravaganza built around 4 cheerleaders, 2 drummers, 2 guitarists, a bassist and a video DJ. Their music has earned them comparisons to the B-52s, Ziggy-era Bowie and Judas Priest. The current live show is the world's first choose-your-own-adventure rock opera.

Biography

The Redder office was besieged by sharply-dressed hoodlums and filthy-mouthed cheerleaders, its inhabitants bound and gagged by a pants-less giant ape. One lone intern was singled out, forced to bite a fountain pen, and transcribe a biography directly from the mouths of the screaming, gyrating crew:

Bow to your master when BLING KONG calls! We are the first rock extravaganza built around 4 cheerleaders, 3 drummers, 2 guitarists, bassist and a video DJ. We're the queens and kings of all things super-fantastic and our foray into world domination begins with our first EP, Do The Awesome.

This phenomenon started when a pile of us got loaded, came up with an idea for a line of T-shirts and decided to start a band to promote the line. No one really remembers why we have cheerleaders; it just makes sense. As far as all the drummers, theyre necessary to get yalls asses a-shakin.

Our live performances are the stuff of legend, earning us loads of good press and the attention of Redder Records, who asked to put out this record after attending only one of our sold-out shows in NYC. Cramming all our epic having-ness onto a disk was a daunting task, but with the help of Dean at Atomic Recording (Andrew WK, The Hold Steady, Bouncing Souls), we made something that will rip you down the seams.

Lets get epic! This disk is designed to incite rampant make-out at our shows, at parties, in windowless vans. We tour frequently for an 11-person group because it encourages the make-out and because it helps us meet a lot of great people and add to our growing list of rad stories. Sometimes we get hurt: when ...sizzler fell off the Knitting Factory stage under a stack of speakers but didnt stop singing. Sometimes it gets epic: the night that started with us getting kicked out of a townie bar after Princess led a 30-person a cappella rendition of Living On A Prayer. Sometimes stuff just gets weird like when we ended up in some dorm room where we made a couple kids massage each other with a can of baked beans as we threw change.

Just touch it! When the Philadelphia City Paper said we excel at excess ... and the synergistic pomp and pageantry of Andrew W.K., Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Iron Maiden, Spinal Tap and Ziggy Stardust, we said, Thats exactly the point! We take these influences (and many others) and use them as the raw materials to create something big and new and fun that lets us get sweaty singing about getting down.

But this is just the beginning. Well be touring this fall in support of Do The Awesome as well as launching a clothing line and preparing a spectacular set of new songs. Come out and join us!

Discography

"Do The Awesome" - EP on Redder Records
"Greatest Hits 3.16.Ö3-5.20.Ö3" - Self-released EP

Both made the CMJ charts

Set List

Our set is a choose-your-own-adventure rock-opera. The audience decides the fate of our characters at each show and, therefore, what songs we play.