Chris Daniels & The Kings

Chris Daniels & The Kings

 Denver, Colorado, USA

Chris Daniels & the Kings: smokin' hot Memphis and Louisiana style soul and rock band with a full horn section. We've got the best horns around! See the video at


Chris Daniels & the Kings played their first show on March 14, 1984. The seven piece rockin' band, called "funky-blues" by the Europeans, is an all out "horn band" celebrating their 24th 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 '91, the band has made a name for themselves touring Europe: playing for the Queen of Holland at the 50 Year VE Day Celebration and for 450,000 people at Parkpop in Den Hague. They have had number one hits in Holland with their critically acclaimed CDs: Stealin' The Covers, 10, The Spark, Is My Love Enough, That's What I Like About The South, In Your Face, When You’re Cool, Choice Cuts, Live Wired and Louie Louie. Chris Daniels & the Kings have toured over two continents and have been asked to appear in such diverse places as The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, South America, Japan, and all over Europe. Chris has appeared with 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 have been headliners on international festivals including the Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies The Bluesmasters, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium. Chris & the Kings have also served as the back up band for Sonny Landreth at the Paradiso in Amsterdam, David Bromberg at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Al Kooper in LA at the Roxey, Bo Diddly all over the place, Francine Reed at the Denver Blues Festival and Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek in Paris. They also played back up for Bonnie Raitt, members of Little Feat, and Was Not Was at the Roxey in LA.


The Spark

Written By: Chris Daniels

The Spark

The match that lit this love affaire
Was struck a long time ago
These feelings that I kept from you
I hoped they’d never ever show
But something that I said to you
Let my secret out
And found that you had feelings too
That you weren’t talking about
Now we’re naked an long not caring what we’ve done
Lost in the moment have way too much fun
The people who surround us knew what was going on
Standing in the flames knowing everything we’ve done
Lost in the moment and having too much fun
People all around us know something going on
Long before we ever new a fire had begun

The match that lit this love affair
Was struck long before today
There’s nothing that can stop it now
And everybody knows
Once the flames start ragging
You know everyone will feel it
Like a fire on the mountain
It takes a long, long time to heal it

The match that that burned these mountains down, was lit a long time ago
Maybe it was silent disappointment, the kind that doesn’t really show
Dry tinder in a broken marriage, that smoldered in the past
Or the lack of recognition, that broke a heart at last
Standing in the flames did you ask “what have I done?”
Did you understand the tragedy her anger had become
What secret were hiding smoking in the dark
Stronger than her conscience, and tearing her apart
What was that spark?

The spark that lit this fire
Was struck long a long time ago
There’s nothing that can stop it now
And everybody knows
Once those flames started to raging
You she knew everyone would feel it
Like a fire on the mountain
It takes a long, long time to heal it

Bluz Cruz

Written By: Chris Daniels

Well I might have lost my balance
And I might be off my feed
You told me I don't look too well
But I think I know just what I need
Been on these streets just a little too long
Dodging ice and snow
And as much as I like your Tu Pac baby
I could use something else on the radio
I can deal with Survivor in the evening
But I can't take the screamers on the morning news

Take me on a Bluz Cruz
I need a Bluz Cruz
I could use a little sun and warm salt air
BB King in a big deck chair
Take me on a Bluz Cruz


Has Anyone Seen My Keys?
When You're Cool
That's What I Like About the South
In Your Face
Is My Love Enough
Live Wired
Louie Louie
Choice Cuts
The Spark
Stealin' The Covers (new fall 2008)
"Just Kissed My Baby" is the "focus" track for internet and A3 radio.

Set List

1 - Got to Love Yourself (original by Keb Mo)
2 - The Spark
3 - Cho Cho Cha Boogie (Louis Jordon)
4 - Jump (original!)
5 - We We Hours
6 - Vehicle (cover)
7- Unchain My Heart (cover)
8 - She's The Reason
9 - Just Kissed My Baby
10 - I Like Your Shoes
11 - Oya Como Va (cover)