The Duke & The King Release new single "Shaky" September 20th on Loose Music / Silva Oak
Album 'Long Live The Duke & The King' follows a week later
The Duke & The King follow the tremendous critical acclaim that greeted the release of their 2009 debut album 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' with the September 20th release of the new single "Shaky" on Loose Music / Silva Oak.
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"Shaky" previews the band's second album 'Long Live The Duke & The King' that follows on September 27, 2010.
An uplifting moment of countrified soul resplendent with the band's sweet four-part vocal harmonies, "Shaky" will be released on 7" and download formats. As with the rest of 'Long Live The Duke & The King', "Shaky" was self-produced in the band's own studio/shack deep in their home woods of Bearsville, New York and was mastered by the renowned Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Band).
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'Long Live The Duke & The King' captures the band's essence, a ramshackle travelling circus in which different voices tell different stories.
Simone Felice and Bonnie 'Bird' Burke remain the central architects, but it's a more collaborative project than its predecessor. Nowell 'The Deacon' Haskins' gospel-tinged lead vocal on "Hudson River" recalls the greats of classic R&B, while "No Easy Way Out" combines The Sensational Simi Stone's vintage soulful tones with a pop-orientated country rock sound that matches Felice's light-hearted description of the band's new sound as "Fleetwood Black."
Simone Felice returns to the UK in August for a full solo tour as well as festival appearances at GreenMan and Edinburgh.
The Duke & The King are set to return to the UK for their biggest gig to date at London's Electric Ballroom on October 27, 2010.
2010 tour dates:
(Dates and information subject to change.)
August 2010 - Simone Felice solo dates
24 - Bristol, St. Bonaventure's
25 - Nottingham, The Maze
26 - Newcastle, The Cluny
27 - Edinburgh, Festival
31 - Sheffield, The Rude Shipyard
September 2010 - Simon Felice solo dates
1 - Liverpool, Americana UK
2 - London, The Luminaire
October 2010 - full band show
27 - London, Electric Ballroom
For more tour dates, go to the band's Official Website and MySpace.
Long Live The Duke & The King!
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