The Duke and The King
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The Duke and The King

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"Boston Globe Review"

"Brilliant." - Boston Globe

"BBC Radio"

"A beautiful sound. I've had some great live music on the show over the years but I dont think we've had any better this, that was just beautiful, so so good!"
- Robert Elms, BBC Radio London

"The Guardian"

"They have pulled off a quite remarkable feat on Nothing Gold Can Stay.... one of my favorite albums of the year.... each song somehow sounding like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance."
- Laura Barton, The Guardian

"Rolling Stone Review"

"Best of this year and beyond." - Rolling Stone

"Word Magazine Review"

"Neil Young meets Marvin Gaye on the kind of record that cults are made of."
- Word Magazine

"London Telegraph Review"

"Like some lost classic from the Seventies, Simone Felice and songwriting partner Robert “Chicken” Burke blend Americana, soul and psychedelia with classic singer-songwriting. Simone Felice has the poetic gifts and fearless aesthetic to rank among the all-time greats, from Cohen to Cave."
- London Telegraph


Nothing Gold Can Stay: Ramseur Records, 2009



The Duke & The King are a glam-soul-folk quartet from New York featuring Simone Felice, Bobbie Bird Burke, Simi Stone and Nowell Haskins. Named after the traveling Shakespeare hustlers in 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' these curious blood-brothers (and sweet sister) have found a home together, a traveling Church of Harmony and Sin where its OK to french kiss your cousin and all strays are welcome to come out of the cold and sing along to these songs of love, loss, pathos, and hope. The D & The K will be touring all corners of the globe in support of their internationally acclaimed debut album 'Nothing Gold Can Stay', so come on down and shake your country ass!