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Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter


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"Illinois Entertainer"

Voted one of the best unsigned bands in Chicago!! - Kevin Toelle, January 2004


Their latest album is a prime example of how the VOODOO KINGS have become a midewestern staple. - Indianapolis, IN


“Without question a must see and hear for anyone who wants to get their funky roots/rock groove on!” - Joseph Filipak


“This is one band that should already have a record deal!” - Maggie Linbeck

"River Cities Reader"

“…you can’t beat the Voodoo Kings, who play a style of roots rock music informed by funk that never wanders too far from home but isn’t afraid of anything, including some distorted guitar work ripped from alt-rock bands.” - Jeff Ignatius


“They’re certainly on first name terms with “the groove.”
- Chirs Tighe


The VOODOO KINGS, 'Gone to the Dogs' (1998)
The VOODOO KINGS, 'American Lights' (2002)
The VOODOO KINGS, 'Mileage' (2009)



Thank you for feeding our addiction! We're plugged in, tuned up, and have a muse that is needs satisfying. We've been playing, for as long as we can remember. Music has taken us places that we never thought we would travel to and we look forward to hanging on for the wild ride ahead.

Living and breathing this music over all these years, on so many stages throughout the States, has been like a dream. And we're ecstatic to be here now -- for this moment, this show, and this song.

As one of the last of the analogue kids, Michael Kranicke, founder of VDK, grew up at a time when listening to music meant either FM Radio or Vinyl. Drinking in a Rock & Roll brew laced with harmony and melody, Michael honed his guitar skills with a myriad of bands.

With VDK..., hundreds of shows, thousands of miles, and playing music for over a decade has produced numerous moments with applause, laughter, cheers and acclaim. The single 'When I See Her' from "American Lights", was featured in the motion picture “Deal” starring Burt Reynolds and produced by Seven Arts Pictures / MGM.

Says Michael, “It is all about the song, about stripping down the music, and getting down to rock and roll.”

With their new album Mileage, and a fresh line up, Michael digs down deep to serve up the best for VDK’s longstanding fans and new audiences.

**Voted one of the best unsigned bands in Chicago!!!
Kevin Toelle, Illinois Entertainer

**"This is one band that should already have a record deal!"
Maggie Linbeck, Nefariousmag.com.

Spellbinding fans with their infectious groove and mesmerizing live performances, no soul is out of reach from the VOODOO KINGS!!!!