Chris Daniels & the Kings

Chris Daniels & the Kings

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Chris Daniels & the Kings are one of the world's best "horn-rock bands" in the tradition of Blood Sweat & Tears, Average White Band,Booker T. and the Memphis Horns and Tower of Power.

Biography

Chris has toured Europe more than a dozen times and played in the States from South Carolina to Seattle, New York City to LA. The seven piece rockin' band, called "funky-blues" by the Europeans, is an all out "horn band" celebrating their 21st year of making great R&B,Funk, "jump blues" and rock n roll. They have been compared to"Little Feat with horns" and "John Hiatt meets Tower of Power." Since 1991 the band has made a name for themselves touring overseas: playing for the Queen of Holland at the 50 Year VE Day Celebration and for 450,000 at Parkpop in Den Hague. They have had number one hits in Holland with their critically acclaimed CDs: The SPARK, Is My Love Enough, That's What I Like About The South, In Your Face and Louie Louie.

"10" the band's new recording,features the sound of sweet soul music and funky blues that is at the heart of the Kings. From the remake of the Electric Flag's classic "Killin Floor" to a brazen horn-rock interpretation of SRV's "CrossFire" through new Chris originals "Howlin at The Moon","White Hot Lightning" & "Come On ,Sit Down In My Kitchen" this new Cd heralds areturn to what Chris & the Kings always do best.It's a fine gumbo of Memphis horns, Texas blues, New Orleans punch and bounce and sweet soul and roots music that is just get down funk for your feet.

Their 9th CD, " THE SPARK " was released in Europe,-Holland and Germany/Austria/Switzerland and Japan and is also available in South America. Their "Best of" CD was on K-Tel (yes the same guys that do late night TV ads for Slim Whitman) titled "CHOICE CUTS" became a top 5 hit on AC stations all across the USA.

Their 2004 CD "THE SPARK" features a remarkable list of "special guests" including Sonny Landreth, Sam Bush, Bill Payne, Mollie O'Brien, Hazel Miller, Richie Furay, Tony Furtado, Steve Riley, Sam Broussard plus many many more. The CD is available in Benelux(Belgium,Netherland/Luxembourg) on Music & Words blues label "Red White and Blues" in Japan on "Buffalo Records," (home of Hot Cub of Cow Town and the Asylum Street Spankers), on PKS in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and through DJK compilations in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

Their jump blues tribute CD, "Louie Louie," dedicated to famed Dutch radio personality Big Al, is an award winning tribute to the music of Louis Jordan, Louis Prima, and Louis Armstrong. Now in its fifth pressing that CD was released in the States and overseas in 1999 (distributed by BMG Germany) and has won awards from Colorado to New York and LA.

Chris Daniels & the Kings have toured over two continents and have been asked to appear in such diverse places as South America, Curacao, Japan, and all over Europe. Chris has appeared with the B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Al Kooper, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, The Fixx, to name only a few. They are headliners at international festivals, such as Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies THE BLUESMASTERS, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium. The Kings have toured as the back up band for Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, Bo Diddley, Francine Reed and Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek in Paris and Amsterdam, and for Bonnie Raitt, members of Little Feat, and Was Not Was at the Roxy in LA
Die hard fans from Italy to Holland rocked with this remarkable artist who has appeared on HDnet (High definition TV), VH-1, TNN, Much Music/Canada, NIppon TV/Japan, Crooked River Grove, KUSA, and on Onhe Filter, AVRO, KAVRO, Paris MTV, and Brussles 1, in Europe, and on Swing TV in Buenos Ares, Argentina.

Discography

10
The Spark
Choice Cuts
Louie,Louie
Live Wired (and 5 more Cds...)