The King's English
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The King's English

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
Band Rock Alternative




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The King's are currently working on their full length debut album.



The King's English are all about chemistry. Max, Mike and Ryan met in another band but after some time felt something just wasn't right. A decision was made and the three decided to venture out on their own, with Max taking over lead vocals. Each player is unique unto themselves, with varied backgrounds and influences. It's these differences and the intense love of music that makes it all work.

Mike is the mad scientist, literally by building his own amplifier, and figuratively in fusing the ethereal with the brutal in his sound. Blending influences from Mike Einziger, Tom Morello, Billy Corgan, Matt Bellamy, Alex Lifeson and John Frusciante with his own original style, Mike is able to transition seamlessly from melodic, danceable grooves to raw rock power. Equal parts technician and “feel” player, Mike’s delicate phrasing and expressive solos make him the total package.

Max spent his late teens and early 20s learning to write songs in the vein of Jeff Buckley, David Gray, and later Coldplay and John Mayer. But, a chance opening for a bassist turned him on to the low-down
sound of greats like John Paul Jones, Flea, and James Jamerson. When the King’s formed, Max found a natural role in between the slightly heavier leanings of Mike Miller, and the frenetic drumming of Ryan Tatti, resulting in a musical alchemy that is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Ryan began his journey at a young age, learning the style of Dave Grohl in junior high. In high school Ryan would go on to study rock and prog drummers like Kenny Aronoff and Mike Portnoy, eventually discovering the pocket grooves of funk and jazz masters like David Garibaldi and Buddy Rich. Also an accomplished keyboard player, Ryan is always learning, pushing himself to master new
technique while always “laying in the cut” of any song. Ryan’s tireless energy provides an engine for the machine that is The King’s English.

The King's own brand of rock n' roll is as varied as the guys themselves. Few bands can as capably pull of the myriad of styles as the King's, often in the span of one song. It's all there, the power, the bombast, the groove, the soul and the emotion.

Audiences have praised the King’s technical versatility, but also their taste in writing and covering songs that are slightly left-of center, but oh so right. Perhaps the best description comes from a long time fan of the band: “I can’t believe it’s only three guys making all that sound.”