Little Red Kings ready for a year of new changes

Little Red Kings playing live

Little Red Kings playing live


In the latest of our In Tune features in the The Guide, profiling the music scene, reporter SIMON WARD speaks to Little Red Kings.

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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:

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.

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