Gig: 3Kings – Summer Blues at Alexander’s, Rufus Court, Chester: Thursday, 2nd July

Posted on: Sunday, Jun 28, 2015


3Kings bring their lo-fi trance blues and rock ‘n’ roll to Alexander’s in Chester next Thursday, 2nd July, as part of the venue’s Summer Blues series.

They take the hypnotic trance blues of the Mississippi Hill Country, as popularised by The Black Keys, and add fat blues harmonica and a hint of rock and roll.

They are a highly experienced group of musicians with a musical pedigree – having played with artists as wide ranging as T.M. Stevens (James Brown), Jools Holland, David Gilmour, Lee Oscar and . . . Ken Dodd!

The band features three well-known musicians based in the North West – Chester’s own adopted son of Huddersfield, Ken Peace, on harmonica and vocals; Neil Partington, from Liverpool, on guitar and lead vocals; and the powerhouse drumming of fellow Liverpudlian, Lance Donnelly.

The inspiration to form the band came from Ken Peace catching the duo of Lightnin’ Malcolm and Cedric Burnside whilst on an American blues holiday . . . and indeed, 3Kings must be one of the few UK bands playing this great music!

This is electric roots music as stripped down as it can be – hypnotic rhythms and catchy hooks.

TICKETS; £4 advance, £5 on the door.

(Picture courtesy of Ian Williams Photography)

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