KINGS OF SPADE are a high-energy, shameless dancing, foot-stomping brand of Gritty Nu-Blues. Fronting Kings of Spade is fluorescent-mohawked, KC, who’s fiery vocals recall a hybrid of soul queens Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin.
From Honolulu, Hawaii KOS has notched 13 US mainland tours including a landmark showcase at LA’s Whisky-A-Go-Go and repeat invites to the iconic Willie K Blues Festival. In the summer of June 2017 KOS embarked on their very first European tour as openers for Prog-Rock legends KINGS X. Champions of the LGBTQ community they are very proud of being invited to perform at both Honolulu Pride Festival and the Lavender Ball benefit for queer youth in the same year.
2018 will be their biggest year yet with the release of their latest self-titled album, produced by multi-grammy winner, Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Judah & The Lion). They will support the release of the new album with a tour of the US, UK, and EUR.
The KINGS are no strangers to big audiences. Their energetic live show beat out 50 other competing bands to win the opening slot for Bon Jovi’s Circle Tour show in Hawaii's sold out Blaisdell Arena. It has also landed them as the openers for other world-famous acts like Halestorm, The Struts, Deftones, Everclear, Pepper, and Mutemath. Their song “Boys In The Band” is featured on the film soundtrack for the Warner Brothers released Utopian Society.
KC – vox
Jesse Savio – guitar
Matt Kato – drums
Tim Corker – bass
“One of Oahu’s hottest Rock bands…” ~ Jon Woodhouse, Maui News
“Kings Of Spade ROCKED the Festival of Lights!” ~ Paty Elias, LA.com
“Kings of Spade came out very energetic; fronted by the powerful vocals of KC, the band came to kick some ass. The band’s performance was a demonstration of what has made them a band on the rise.” ~ George Archibald – EmpireExtreme.com (Cleveland)
“Playing classy, soulful hard rock with a relentlessly funky groove topped by KC’s powerhouse vocals, which are very much in the Janis Joplin/Aretha Franklin arena… they waste no time in winning over the audience.” ~ Robin Askew – Bristol247.com (Bristol, UK)
“Kings of Spade blew everyone away! ….While KC looked like she could knock your teeth out, instead she blew your socks off and was capable of summoning both the soft voice of an angel and the most heart wrenching, Blues-soaked screams you will hear.” ~ www.rocktopia.co.uk (London, UK)
“A synergistic and explosively charismatic group of performers.” ~ Tracy Chan, Nonstophonolulu.com
Genre: Rock / Alternative Rock / Nu-Blues / Punk Blues / Soul Rock
For Fans Of: Black Keys, Arctic Monkeys, Rival Sons, Janis Joplin, Led Zeppelin