|The Kings were
formed in Vancouver, British Columbia and Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Original members were David Diamond, lead vocals, bass guitar and
songwriter, Sonny Keyes, vocals, keyboards and songwriter, Max Styles,
drums, and Mister Zero, guitar and songwriter.
An amazing apperance on
Dick Clark's 'American Bandstand' helped spread the word as well. The
album 'The Kings Are Here' went gold in Canada, and since it was
re-released on cd as 'The Kings Are Here and More', combined sales have
passed platinum status.
The second Ezrin produced
Elektra effort 'Amazon Beach' did not fare as well and the band left
the label and signed with Capitol Canada which released 'RSVP' which
contains the holiday classic 'This Christmas' which gets lots of
airplay every yuletide season.
The next studio project was
called 'Unstoppable' and the title track reached the Top 10 in Canada.
Always a great live band, The Kings have logged close to 2000 shows
across North America.
Then came the most recent full length studio album, 'Because of You'
which shows the depth and versatility of the songwriting in The Kings.
Lately, there is a lot going on in the Kingdom! The long awaited
DVD, "Anatomy of a One-Hit Wonder: The Kings 'This Beat Goes
On/Switchin' to Glide'", is finally done and available, this is the
ultimate for Kings fans! It features the killer video for
"Beat/Switchin'", as well as the original guys talking about how that
segue came to be, and much more. Also includes 15 other songs on video,
what a collection!
On the CD front, we have 4 titles available here, 'Are Here and More',
'Unstoppable', 'Party Live in '85' and 'Because of You'. Our cdbaby and iTunes catalogs are growing as well, all of the above are there as well as the
really cool 'Anthology One', which contains super rare early tracks.
You can also find 'This Christmas', our Yuletide single. And if you
must have it, 'Amazon Beach', although it is really not that great an
effort, in fact it kind of killed our major label career!
This is a band run enterprise, have fun with The Kings!