Music Industry News Network [10-03-2017]
New Kevin Lee & The Kings Album "Sticks & Stones" Released October 21, 2017
Kevin Lee & the Kings are one of the best rock bands in the Midwest and the band is ready to hit the bricks behind a new album, Sticks and Stones, on Sigus Records. The sound is straight-up modern pop/rock packed with big guitars, indelible hooks, and soaring vocal harmonies that are all wrapped around Lee’s razor-sharp songwriting. The songs deliver the kind of car-radio greatness that launches careers and summer nights and tracks like “On Top of the World,” “Tell the Truth,” and “Nothing to Lose” will do much to remind you of why you loved rock and roll in the first place.
Kevin Lee is a former MCA recording artist who has left the major label system behind to do the indie thing with his band, The Kings, which is a bit of a Midwestern super group. Lee, himself, is a veteran solo artist with arena-sized credentials that include tours with Cheap Trick, Matthew Sweet, and Pearl Jam, bassist/vocalist Patti Prendergast toured internationally with Bitch and Tough Love, and guitarist/vocalist Michael Kurtz has been part of popular acts like Madfox, Bombs Away, and Dark Star Records artist Half Bitten Moon. Drummer Erik Strommer first made his bones on the East Coast in bands like Broken Arrows and Catfish Hunter but has been in Chicago since 1996 and with Kevin Lee since 2007.
These four roadworthy veterans combine to make a sound that mixes the best parts of the Classic Rock era with 21st Century energy and timeless songwriting. Sticks and Stones is ample proof that rock and roll music is still very much alive and worth supporting. Kevin Lee & the Kings are ready to bring this noise to the world and give it a good shaking up. Now would be a good time for you to join the party.
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