Little Red Kings ready for a year of new changes
In the latest of our In Tune features in the The Guide, profiling the music scene, reporter SIMON WARD speaks to Little Red Kings.
The Norfolk-based band, Little Red Kings, have played extensively across the region; offering vintage roots, rock and blues riffs for audiences to enjoy. They have just released a new acoustic album and have plans to record a new electric album shortly, along with adding a new drummer to the band as 2016 looks set to be a year of new and exciting changes for the band.
Q: Where does your name originate from?
A: The name came about over a whiskey fuelled game of poker. Someone said “I’ve got Little Red Kings’’ and it kicked about for while.
Q: Who’s in the band?
A: Jason Wick – Guitar/Vocals, Dougie Archer – Guitar/Backing Vocals,
John Pallister - Keys /Backing Vocals,
Ben Beach - Bass,
Harry Wickham - Drums.
Q: Where have you gigged?
A: All over, obviously lots of local gigs in Norfolk/Suffolk, venues, pubs, clubs festivals. We also like to take little trips around the country now and then heading North and South. We recently caught the ferry to the Isle of Wight for a couple of gigs.
Q: How would you describe your sound?
A: Think vintage roots rock, sometimes 70’s, sometimes bluesy. Often laid back grooves and then taking your head off; but always with a solid song at its heart.
Q: Who are you biggest influences?
A: Humble Pie, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, Jack White
Q: What can people expect at a Little Red Kings’ gig?
A: A show, never the same as the last. Songs you’re going to remember and anything could happen.
Q: Can you tell me more about your new acoustic album?
A: Well it is just that, fully acoustic no frills. No over-production, that’s what we wanted. We re-arranged our songs and made them work acoustically. We love the results. Jason does the recording, the acoustic album was done in Jason’s house, we cleared out a few rooms and set it up over a few days; it’s an intimate sound. You can check out the album now at: www.littleredkings.bandcamp.com
Q: Where can readers catch you live?
A: All over but Stanford Arms in Lowestoft have us regular and is a great venue.
Q: What are your ambitions for the future?
A: Get back gigging with the new drummer, it’s been hard not gigging for a few months!
Q: Which local bands should readers check out?
A: Dr Clyde, Eva Black, King Kiwanda.
For further information visit: www.facebook.com/littleredkings
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