KING

The Sol Kitchen presents

KING

Nick Hakim

Sat, October 22, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

KING
KING
KING Announces The Release Of Much Anticipated Debut Album We Are KING On February 5, 2016.

KING is proud to announce their long awaited debut full length album We Are KING will be released on February 5 through the band's independent label KING Creative. The first sampling from the album is "Hey (Extended Mix)". In a review on Pitchfork naming the song 'Best New Track' writer Marcus Moore wrote, "'Hey' is perhaps the best song in KING's discography so far. It's remarkably blissful, recalling tender milestones no matter how modest or grand."

KING is an innovative LA trio made up of twins Paris and Amber Strother and musical sister Anita Bias. Their sound blends an array of genres and eras, and heard throughout each track is the common thread of soulful authenticity.

Through their debut EP they garnered critical acclaim with NPR stating, "Not only does KING establish itself squarely amongst 21st - Century soul electronica with stargazing synth chords; the LA based group also stands out from many other female combos by writing, producing, singing and handling nearly all of its songs' instrumentation." They received raves in Billboard, Village Voice, Glamour, The London Sunday Times and Guardian to name just a few.

Along with critics the band's peers took notice as well, with artists Erykah Badu, Questlove, Nile Rogers, Prince, and many others singing their praises.

The 12-song album was produced by Paris, and all songs were written and performed by she, Amber and Anita.

Of their live show, Billboard raved that "the ladies left the audience in love."
Nick Hakim
Nick Hakim
Raised in Washington, D.C. in a household overflowing with musical diversity ranging from soul, hip-hop, go-go, folk music and more from his Chilean and Peruvian parents, it comes as no surprise that Nick tends to blend genres, mixing the ambient airy sound of psychedelic, with the raw gut-wrenching emotion of the blues.

He performs a broad range of the instruments heard on the EP alongside shared production duties, with an early admiration for Marvin Gaye and Harry Nilsson seeping through these introductory recordings. The vulnerability of Nick's vocals, intimate and silken, is a powerful instrument in its own right that never pushes itself to excess.

Hakim explains of his debut EP, "I was caught in a hazy gloom, alone in my room, filled up with booze while writing this music. I would write very early in the morning after nights of no sleep. Dunkin Donuts coffee wasmy friend. I would set up a mic,record, and later make sense of whatever came out."
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/