Yesterday my brother took me to see K.I.N.G. perform as a birthday gift.
We stopped at Be @ One Liverpool Street for a quick cocktail. They are by far my favourite chain of bar. Strong cocktails, friendly and skilled staff and great atmosphere every time I go. Some say this is fairly often. This time was no exception. I ordered Rum Punch for us and after a few sips my brother asked for extra orange juice!
A few hours earlier when I accepted his invitation to see K.I.N.G I knew absolutely nothing about them other than they were a group made up of the three women. I had heard a few avid music lovers speak amorously about their work but I had not listened to any of it.
I considered doing a little research but decided against that. The ticket was a gift, I’d unwrap the gift later, at the show.
Queueing outside, the crowd was a little mixed but very urban. The age group was 20’s to the late 30’s, possibly 40, and thinking back didn’t give much away about the genre of music to expect.
K.I.N.G. live are an experience! Their work falls into funk, soul and at times nearly RnB in my opinion. Although not my typical musical choice, I recognise and appreciate excellence. The vocals were sweet and strong and complimented each other perfectly and the production… let’s just say that the producer knows music!
The London fans definitely showed love and I was slightly envious that as I had not not heard their music before I could not sing along too.
My favourite tracks were the ones with a more RnB sound. But what can I say, I’m a product of the 90’s.
I’m looking forward to listening to their album and getting the studio perspective of everything I heard.
A live K.I.N.G. event is for sure time and money well spent and definitely recommended.
Really enjoyed my birthday gift!