LOUIS KING AND THE LIARS

LOUIS KING AND THE LIARS

THE KING OF THE ROCKIN' BLUES

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Louis King Blues and Rockabilly musician and songwriter .,Hear music and find out what the fuss is about!
Louis King is a dynamic stage performer who has been described as "The greatest front man since Ghengis Kahn"(Melb Sun Herald) and as "coming out on stage Like a Haggis from Hell"(Bris.on the street)
King has performed at most of the biggest festivals in the country as well as being chosen to open for Buddy Guy and B.B. King in Australia.
 
One taste of his live show will leave you in no doubt as to why...............
 
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The King of the Rockin' Blues
REVIEW: (U.S.A. MAGAZINE)
BLUES ACCESS - 35 NEW RELEASES
HOODOO MAN - LOUIS KING
 
"Rockin' and Rollin' Aussie combo led by guitar, harp and drums playing vocalist King kicks out the jams on 15 originals (and no guitar wankin' allowed). They don't touch down on Blues turf too often but they're a fun
listen".
 
Rhythms Magazine
"He just appeared. Rhythms editor Brian Wise played some of King's music on his weekly radio show & promptly proclaimed the CD "good enough to figure at the top of '96's Best Albums List!!"
  • New Orleans based Rockin' Doopsie Jr. has recorded "Sweet Lottie May" taken from 'Hoodoo Man' and was released on his "Everybody Scream" CD.
  • -Winner of the 'Best New Male Artist' at the 1996 Australian Blues Music Awards.
  • -"Werewolf Baby" Nominated for an A.R.I.A. Award.
  • -Debut self-titled Album voted "Album of the Year' by The Age Newspaper.
  • -Featured Artist at the East Coast Blues Festival '96, '97, '98 & '99.2002
  • -Self-titled debut CD now in it's 3rd pressing.
  • -Featured support act for legendary Artists Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Buddy Guy & B.B. King.
  • -2nd HOODOO MAN in it's 2nd pressing, new CD to be released Dec '99.
 
In 1995 Louis King and the Liars Klub released their debut self-titled album to critical acclaim and picked up 'Album of the Year' from Melbourne's Age Newspaper. The year also saw the band play support to legendary acts, Screaming J Hawkins and Buddy Guy as well as having their song "Werewolf Baby" nominated for a A.R.I.A. Award after being covered by Sydney personality Doug Mulray.
 
In 1996 Louis King and combo continued making inroads by playing shows around the country including their first East Coast Blues Festival. With sales of their debut CD still going strong they decided to put off the release of their next album until the following year.
 
Louis King and the Liars Klub released the follow up to their critically acclaimed first release last year. 'Hoodoo Man' has already received rave reviews and national airplay in its first few weeks of release. What started out as a predominantly blues act has now managed to cross over into the mainstream/commercial
market because of the broad appeal 'Hoodoo Man' has. As TV Week's Jeff Jenkins says, "Hoodoo Man will be a favourite with blues aficionados, the cocktail set and people who just love a great groove".
 
With Australia already recognising Louis King and the Liars Klub - King picked up Best New Male Artist at the Australian Blues Music Awards in '97 - the band have started making inroads into the US market, with a recent CD review in 'Blues Revue' and having the song "Lonesome for Long" featured in a forthcoming US movie.
After a self imposed Hiatus Louis's 3rd CD "Sharp Like A Bowling Ball" will be released in early March 2002 and contains 10 new original tracks wot a stated aim of making the "blues party album of the year".
 
The release will herald an East Coast tour in March including a long awaited return to the Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Louis King is a dynamic stage performer who has been described as "The greatest front man since Ghengis Kahn"(Melb Sun Herald) and as "coming out on stage Like a Haggis from Hell"(Bris.on the street)
King has performed at most of the biggest festivals in the country as well as being chosen to open for Buddy Guy and B.B. King in Australia.
 
One taste of his live show will leave you in no doubt as to why...............
 

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