Mollie King
Gig Seeker Pro

Mollie King

Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

Calendar

This band hasn't logged any future gigs

This band hasn't logged any past gigs

This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos

Music

Press


""Awards for 2003""

Mollie King & Lotus 33 voted Band of the Year NYC - Talent in Motion magazine NYC


""The Face of Music '04""

A full page picture & story about Mollie King is the first page of the Nordstrom Catalog featuring all real musicians modeling their clothes. MK got to launch an entire new line of Kenneth Cole BLACK leather* - Nordstrom National Catalog


""Outlaw Fashion & Music '06""

A full page picture & article about Mollie King performing in a Hungerworld superfantasy Fashion week Show* - Paper Magazine


Discography

"Seed"- 5 song acoustic Demo
"Song of the Cyclone"- 11 track full band Lotus 33 album
"Starchild"- 7 track full band debut CD

Photos

Bio


MOLLIE KING- singer, guitarist, poet, songwriter. Moving from a place called Fairyland on top of Lookout Mountain, Georgia to New York at seventeen, she was the singer and lyricist for many different bands back in the day on the Lower East Side, including the jazz/hip-hop/metal of Kingstone and was the first lead singer in the psychedelic/blues/improv of Elliot Sharps band-Terraplane. Terraplane is still performing with Eric Mingus as the lead singer/bassist. She also sang and recorded with the heavy rock band- Ten Ton, led by Claudius King. The lead guitarist for Kingstone and Ten Ton was Tom "Huey" Morgan who went on to front-The Fun Lovin' Criminals.

After four years in NYC, Mollie left for Europe- played at festivals, made her first solo record in Hamburg, sang a duet with Reverend Al Green at the Royal Festival Hall in London and performed on live radio in Prague. At the free town of Christiania in Copenhagen, Mollie met a circus-Arkaos-punk band from London called the Thunderdogs and joined their European tour. After returning to the States, she continued to travel, living and playing in Austin, Seattle, Hawaii and Los Angeles. Mollie performed at Native American and Tibetan benefit concerts, including a performance at the 1998 Sundance film festival at a party for the opening of the award winning film "Smoke Signals." While in Los Angeles, she did backing vocals on two songs for the classic Lysa Flores debut album "Tree of Hope." The drummer of Lysa's band is the legendary DJ Bonebrake of X. Mollie was transformed into a cartoon on MTV for Project Incognito by genius animator Bob Sabiston of the Richard Linklater film "Waking Life" & "Scanner Darkly." She also belly danced in Ben Harper's video "Faded."

Mollie makes all of her own stage clothes and has collaborated for several years with fashion designer/avatar Elisa Jimenez and the HungerWorld, modeling and orchestrating the music for her NYC fashion week performances. At several of the Hungerworld fantasy shows, Mollie sang to the music of the supertalented artist, Melissa Auf Der Maur- bassist of Hole & Smashing Pumpkins. Mollie played an hour long live solo/acoustic radio show on WBAI 99.5FM NYC. Asahi Beer Company chose Mollie to be featured on a photo wall of up-and-coming NYC musicians at their new beer hall in Tokyo. She was the central character of a documentary film about NYC women in rock called "Fireflies." Mollie made another art & music movie called "Afternoon at the Lotus Palace," filmed at the Chelsea Hotel where she wrote most of the songs for the first band album.

Mollie and lead guitarist/powerhouse Henry Gutierrez, produced the 11 track LOTUS 33 debut CD "Song of the Cyclone," including the fantastic playing of drummer-Hector Becerra and bassist- Brett Bass. She also released a 5 song solo/acoustic CD "Seed." LOTUS 33 was awarded "Band of the Year 2003" by NYC magazine Talent In Motion. Henry and Mollie played in Union Square Park for the Not In Our Name Rally Against the Death Penalty. In 2004, they performed together in Scotland at a castle for the fairytale Wallace wedding and at clubs in London & all over England and Spain. Way too many shows to count in NYC-performances at Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge, The Delancey, CBGB's & CBGB Gallery, Sin-e, Piano's, Bowery Ballroom, Crash Mansion, Rothko, Tonic, Makor, Arlene Grocery, The Knitting Factory, Lit, Fez, and also a sold out night at the legendary Antone's in Austin, TX.

Over the last few years, a new band was born- STARCHILD the electric, explosion of Henry Gutierrez and his mind-blowing music. Mollie sang back-up/duets & lead on the songs that she wrote and contributed to the project. Mollie and Henry recorded the superheavybeautiful STARCHILD debut CD together. STARCHILD performed at ABC Studios for a GRAMMY Party celebrating Native American Music and their show was broadcast on the Jumbotron overlooking Times Square. In the Spring of 2005, Henry Gutierrez relocated the STARCHILD experience to San Antonio, TX. STARCHILD returned to NYC to play packed shows at LIT (with mod-rockstars HEADQUARTERS), CBGB's (made a live record before it closed), and at The Delancey (opening for Norah Jones's mystery incognito glam punk band- El MAD MO).

Although they are now in different places, Henry and Mollie continue to play together whenever the time is right either in NYC or Texas. In Sept.'06 MK & STARCHILD played ACL Festival after-parties in Austin & toured the South. In March '06, '07 & '08 MK & STARCHILD Rocked SXSW in Austin. Mollie also orchestrated the music and modeled for the SXSW Hungerworld debut fashion show at Factory People '07. A new recording of Mollie King's music is coming soon- Winter '08. The STARCHILD song "After All" which is an acoustic duet with Henry & Mollie was just chosen from tens of thousands of songs by Sam Ash Music to be on their internatio