Formed in 2008 by fellow Glaswegians Alan Nimmo (vocals, guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass), Dave Raeburn (drums), and Dale Storr (keyboards), King King spent their first few years touring the blues circuit in the U.K., but an impressive live show at the Monahan Blues Festival in 2010 propelled them to a new level.
The following year, the band had recorded and released their debut album, Take My Hand. Receiving positive reviews from the press and their ever increasing fan base, the album also earned the four-piece the British Blues Award for Best Album. Continuing to take their powerful live show on the road for the next couple of years, the group returned with their sophomore album in 2013. Standing in the Shadows -- which now featured Wayne Proctor on drums and Bennett Holland on keys -- saw the band's profile expand even more, with gigs coming in from across the globe, including a 34-date tour opening for British blues legend John Mayall. With Holland leaving the band and being replaced by Bob Fridzema, the four-piece set about writing their third album, 2015's Reaching for the Light. Released in May, the album again received positive reviews from the press and appeared in end-of-year lists for Classic Rock and The Blues magazines. Touring in support of the release, the group headed out on a headlining U.K. tour with their hometown gig captured for posterity on the 2016 release Live. The following year, keyboardist Jonny Dyke stepped in as a replacement for the departing Fridzema. ~ Rich Wilson, Rovi