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Chris Daniels & the Kings played this first show on March 14, 1984. Chris has toured Europe more than a dozen times and played in the States fromAtlanta to Seattle, New York to LA. The seven piece rockin' band called "funky-blues" by the Europeans an all out "horn band" by BILLBOARD is celebrating their 20th year of making great R&B, Funk, "jump blues" and rock n roll. They have been compared to"Little Feat with horns" and "John Hiatt meets Tower ofPower." Since 1991 the band has made a name for themselves touring Europe: playing for the Queen of Holland at the 50 Year VE DayCelebration and for 450,000 at Parkpop in Den Hague. They have had number one hits inHolland with their critically acclaimed CDs, Is My Love Enough ,That's What I Like About The South, and InYour Face Their newest CD, " THE SPARK " has just been released in Europe, will come out in Japan in 2004 and is also available in South America. Their last CD on K-Tel (yes the same guys that do late night TV ads for Slim Whittmen) was a best-of CD called"CHOICE CUTS" and it became atop 5 hit on AC stations all across the USA .
Their newest CD "THE SPARK "features a remarkable list of "special guests" including Sonny Landreth, Sam Bush, Bill Payne, Mollie O'Brien, Hazel Miler, Ritchie Furay, Tony Furtado, Steve Riley, Sam Broussard plus many many more. The CD is available in Benelux on Music & Words blues label "red White and Blues" in Japan on Buffalo Records, home of Hot Cub of Cow Town and the Asylum Street Spankers, on PKS in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and through DJK compilations in Buenos Ares, Argentina.
Their jump blues tribute cd, Louie Louie, dedicated to famed Dutch radio personality "Big Al," is an award winning tribute tothe music of Louie Jordan, Louie Prima, and Louie Armstrong. Now in its third pressing that CD was released in the States and oversees in 1999 (distributed by BMGGermany) and has won awards from Colorado to New York and LA.
The band is starting work on their next CD tentatively titled Stealin' The Covers and scheduled for release in the fall of 2004.
ChrisDaniels & the Kings have toured over two continents and have been asked to appear in South America in fall of 2004. Chris has appeared with the B.B. Kings, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, DelbertMcClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Al Kooper, BonnieRaitt, ZiggyMarley, The Fixx, to name only a few. They are headliners on international festivals, like Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies THE BLUES MASTERS, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues,* and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium, and they have also toured as the band for Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, and Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek inplaces like Paris andAmsterdam, and Francine Reed, Bonnie Raitt, members of Little Feat, and Was Not Was to name only a few they have worked with in the States. Die hard fans from Italy to Holland rocked with this remarkable artist who has appeared on HDnet all High definition TV, VH-1, TNN, Much Music/Canada, NIppon TV/Japan, Crooked RiverGrove, KUSA, and on Onhe Filter, AVRO, KAVRO, Paris MTV, andBrussles 1, in Europe, and on Swing TV in Buenos Ares, Argentina.
The Kings Are:
Chris Daniels, rhythm guitar, vocals
Colin "Bones" Jones, lead guitar
Chris Stongle, drums, vocals
Kevin "Bro" Lege, bass, vocals
Dean LeDoux, keys, vocals
Darryl "Doody" Abrahamson, trumpet, vocals
Jim Waddell, alto, tenor sax, flute, vocals
Chris Daniels is not related to Charlie or Jack so he's had to bust his ass with his guitar -- starting as a 17 year old song writer and guitarist back in the 70s when he played with KateTaylor, David Johansen, (before the New York Dolls) and later with Russell Smith (after theRhythm Aces). Chris has preformed thousands of shows, touring 46 out of every 52 weeks,and has worked with some of the most respected musicians in the business including DavidBromberg, Al Kooper, Bill Payne, and Don Was to name only a few. As a singer, guitarist,song writer, and band leader Chris has served as musical director with his band when theKings backed Francine Reed, The Coaster, Drifters, Platters, Bo Diddly, Was Not Was, MaryWilson, Bonnie Raitt and many others.