The King Dukes will remain timeless, a vintage yet contemporary slice of British RnB mixed with the echoes of Memphis Soul . Born in Bristol in 2017, this amalgamation of fine talent from various bands in the area have started a new journey, combining their experiences and passions to create a unique and authentic sound, dipped in soul heritage. They take influence from such bands as Little Willie John, Georgie Fame, Dexy’s Midnight Runners and Otis Redding, including contemporaries such as St Paul
and the Broken Bones, Leon Bridges and James Hunter.
Based around a classic core of: Guitar, Bass, Drums and Hammond Organ, they further encompass a
fiery three-piece horn section paired with sweet backing vocals, all topped with blue-eyed, soul
vocals. To capture the sound of this vintage backline on their debut record ‘Numb Tongues’, they
only used methods suited to a 50’s-60’s sounding album, playing period specific instruments and throwing modern recording techniques to the side, instead sticking with the more rustic and raw styles that were admired at the time. The result is a record with tracks that sound fresh and with rounded edges, but filled with classic cuts from the past. This album has a track for every mood, whether you want to move your feet or turn back the sands of time and reminisce about times that once were. The quality of the record and the prestige of the members means that the band are setting themselves up for success in the near future...