Chris King & The Gutterballs

Chris King & The Gutterballs

 Seattle, Washington, USA
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Californian Chris King and his band the Gutterballs imbue their indie rock brand with some smokey soul from the central coast and a high-energy vintage sensibility.

Biography


Songwriters all have their own processes. For some it’s whiskey, for others, like Chris King, it’s typewriters. For the Seattle-based musician, who moved to the Emerald City by way of Northern California some five years ago, the rhythm and melody of the typewriter keys brings his lyric writing to life.

All of this makes perfect sense once you hear the throwback style of the band. And while their sound is nostalgic and perhaps reminiscent of another time, their energy is fresh, poignant and vital.

King, who began playing guitar at 15 in his local church, has grown into a mature songwriter despite being only 24. And his three-piece, Chris King and the Gutterballs, have recently played major Seattle festivals (Upstream Music Fest, Freakout Fest and Bigass Boombox) as well as a benefit show hosted by the world-renowned radio station 90.3 KEXP and they’ve also hosted a residency at the historic Blue Moon Tavern.

King, who moved to the Seattle area five years ago, later met drummer, Justin Denewith, and bassist, Kris Dinoto, who were, as fate would have it, from King’s hometown of Santa Cruz. Though the three had never played together before, they have since formed a special bond. Their sound tight, their mood comforting.

And the band’s talent has most recently been displayed on their back-to-back west coast tours and on their latest release, Cocktails, an LP that romps and croons, rich with Americana rock and roll, bolstered by the one-of-a-kind vivid and poetic lyrics that only King could write.

Discography

Hidin' Out: 
1. Letter At The Station 
2. Said Im Through 
3. Serpent Man 
4. Montana Quinn 
5. Hidin' out Blues 
6. Garden Of Shame 
7. New Song 

Cocktails

  1. Stories Of Me
  2. One More Time
  3. Home Team 
  4. Saga 
  5. Darkest Night 
  6. Cocktails (pt. 1 & 2) 

Set List


1. Letter At The Station 
2. Said Im Through 
3. Serpent Man 
4. Montana Quinn 
5. Hidin' out Blues 
6. Garden Of Shame 
7. New Song 
8. Stories Of Me
9. Home Team 
10. Saga
11. One More Time
12. My Darkest Night 
13. Cocktails 
14. Guilty