“We always feel the love in the UK! We’re looking forward to seeing all of your smiling faces this fall!” – Marcus King
The six-piece band are fronted by the multi-talented, 22-year-old Marcus King, whose expressive guitar playing, soulful singing and emotive song-writing make it clear that this gifted young musician is a true talent to be reckoned with; a genuine force of nature.
A Blue Ridge Mountain boy, born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King has been writing songs and performing onstage for half his lifetime and fronting his own groups for nearly a decade. Since he was a teenager, he’s been trading licks with famous fans and mentors Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks whenever their paths have crossed.
Indeed, Haynes was so blown away by the then-19-year-old’s artistic precocity that he signed King to his Evil Teen label, releasing the band’s debut album, Soul Insight, in 2015 and producing the self-titled follow-up a year later.
Armed with a red-hot band of talented musicians, King is on a mission to create a fresh musical experience effortlessly combining rock, blues and soul into a dynamic and atmospheric sound that never loses sight of a distinctly Southern lineage stretching back
to his great grandfather.
The UK dates in October come in the wake of a huge US run, which includes a stint on theTedeschi Trucks Band‘s Wheels of Soul Tour, plus headline shows in New York, Boston, Nashville, San Francisco & Los Angeles, where the Troubadour is already sold out with a second night added. King also has his own music festival in North Carolina.
The Marcus King Band’s third studio album is due for release via Snakefarm Records in the UK later this year.
OCTOBER TOUR DATES
Thurs 25th – The Fleece, Bristol
Fri 26th – Islington Assembly Hall, London
Sat 27th – Night & Day Café, Manchester
Sun 28th – Stereo, Glasgow