Gig: King King – Club Thirty Five, Carlisle – 31 Jan 2009

Posted on: Sunday, Jan 4, 2009

King King

Hard on the heels of a triumphant nationwide tour, one of the country’s hottest blues performers is back on stage with an exciting new project – and he’s brought some of the UK’s finest players with him.

Alan Nimmo’s newly unleashed band King King are already creating a stir on the circuit and beyond, receiving rave reviews as they bring their electrifying brand of smoking hot blues to sell-out shows.

Perhaps best known for his work with the Nimmo Brothers (winners of a coveted British Blues Connection award for Best Blues/Rock Band) Alan’s impassioned vocals and dazzling guitar work are celebrated across Europe. Now they have a new chance to shine, performing straight ahead, kickass blues backed by some of the most accomplished players on the scene today.

Joining Alan in this blistering new project are:

Lindsay Coulson – A powerhouse of punchy, fat bass who has performed throughout Europe, Lindsay’s influences include Calvin Jones, Willie Dixon and Keith Ferguson. A cohesive player with almost 20 years under his belt, Lindsay’s warm, solid style has formerly seen him take to the stage with highly acclaimed blues acts including Ainsley Lister, as well as being a regular in the Nimmo Brothers line up.

Dale Storr – piano & Hammond organ: Inspired to play by early rock’n’roll greats, Dale took to the piano at the age of six – and he hasn’t looked back since. Now in demand across the country for his passion and skill for New Orleans-style playing, he has appeared alongside names including US R&B giant Eugene ’Hideaway’ Bridges, 60s icon Dave Berry and soul star Earl Thomas.

Dave Raeburn – drums: Dave was an original member of celebrated British blues act The Hoax, and played on their eminent debut album ’Sounds Like This’, which earned a 4 star review in Q magazine. His powerful, animated style takes influences from John Bonham, Billy Cobham and Buddy Rich, and has since seen him playing alongside the likes of Larry Miller whilst remaining a familiar face to fans of the Nimmo Brothers.

With this kind of pedigree, King King could only take their inspiration from the best in the business, ranging from legendary greats such as BB King, Albert Collins and Freddie King to the shining lights of contemporary blues like the Red Devils and Joe Bonamassa.

King King’s cracking line up and fresh new angle on the full-blooded blues sound is already in demand across the UK and beyond, and with a scorching new E.P. on release entitled Broken Heal they are ready to take the scene by storm.

Catch them while you can. Tickets are £8 in advance £10 on the door.

Tickets for the King King Gig on Saturday January 31st are available from Club Thirty Five or by sending a cheque payable to

Mr C J Denton

20 Whiteclosegate

Please ensure your address is clear or preferably enclose a SAE.

Othe upcoming gigs are..

February 28th – Marcus Malone
March 28th – Mitch Ladie Trio
April 25th – Funkdory (Provisional)
June 27th – John O’Leary

Ticket prices will be confirmed 3/4 weeks before the event.

Club Thirty Five has been recently refurbished, it has real ale and is a well priced central location in the city. It is supporting live music so let’s all support them.  Membership of the club is not required to attend the gigs, but you could join.

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