King Cake
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King Cake


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Swamp Talk 2006
Lipstick on a Pig 2009
House of Joy 2012



King Cake was formed in mid 2004 to help Mike record some original songs. The chemistry was so good that they decided to become a band. Their repertoire consists of mostly Louisiana style Blues, classic Honky Tonk, Folk, Swamp Rock and catchy Originals.

King Cake is: Mike Bloomer - Guitar, Vocals
Tom (Turk) Nielsen - Bass, Vocals
Todd Milanese - Keys, Vocals
Frank Busse - Percussion, Vocals
Joe Lemieux - Drums

King Cake's influences are:Tony Joe White,Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters, JJCale, Fred Eaglesmith, Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, Lowell George. Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, Otis Rush,Leon Russell, Lightnin' Slim, the Velvet Underground, the Meters

King Cake has produced two albums, “Swamp Talk” released in 2006 and “Lipstick on a Pig” released in 2009.

Swamp Talk’s eleven songs range from blues to swamp pop. Highlights include the title track “Swamp Talk” a Creedence inspired ditty about the dangers of swamp fever, the retro “Trailer Park Lament”, the psycho-billy “Sheep in the Well”, and a psychedelisized version of the Tony Joe White classic “Rainy Night in Georgia”.

King Cake’s second CD “Lipstick on a Pig” was released in 2009. Musically eclectic, it runs the gamut from Rockabilly and Country to Swamp Rock, Blues and points in between. The lyrics have a strong socio-political component laced with a healthy dose of Mike’s trademark satirical humor and a dash of paranoia. The band really comes into its own on this album with very solid musicianship throughout and extended instrumentals on several songs.