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3 time winners and 6 nominations at the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards.

“....Kings & Associates’ forthcoming album
Tales of a Rich Girl, slated to drop October 6. Produced by Seven-Time Grammy-winner Jim Scott, the album promises to be a humdinger.
Hailing from the Land Down Under, “where women glow and men thunder,” Kings & Associates blend blues, soul
and funk elements into a sound best described as neo blues, defined as rocking, grinding blues; music amalgamating improvised blues, boogie flavored jams and good old rock and roll....”

Randy Radic, Contributor HuffPost
Left Coast author, writer and editor.

“You are left emotionally drained after this soulful experience has concluded. There is such a seamless craftsmanship at work here that is cunning in its' deceivingly simple approach. The magical voices of Angela and Benjamin set against expert musicianship and top notch production propel this effort into greatness. Hearing is believing!”
Peter Szalony, Blues Blast Magazine

“Wow l think l have just been to heaven and delivered back a new man. The sheer majesty and beauty of this album has moved me what with the incredible lead voices of Angela Portolesi and Benjamin Cunningham, you have a recipe for genius....Sitting back after listening to the album l marvelled at what l had heard and just how many styles of music the album contained.....”
Peter Merrett, PBS106.7, Melbourne, Australia

Spanning various genres the neo blues act KINGS & ASSOCIATES live show is both powerful and poignant. On the back of their US showcase in Nashville and semifinals at the 2017 IBC in Memphis the Kings' have just released their 2nd album TALES OF A RICH GIRL. Tales was tracked and produced in LA by 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott Scott (Grammys with The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foo Fighters and Tedeschi Trucks Band), and mixed in Nashville by 4 time Grammy winner Vance Powell (Grammys with Jack White and the White Stripes). Receiving critical acclaim the album hit no.15 on the Roots Radio international album charts and no.1 on the Australian Blues Radio charts, and has gained world wide rotation on networks such as JJJ and ABC National Radio in Australia, National Radio NZ101 in New Zealand and the Paul Jones program on BBC2 in the UK. The Kings were the only album to receive nominations in every category of the 2018 Australian Blues Awards ultimately winning 3 gongs...Best Band, Best New Artist, and Best Producer for Jim Scott.
2018 sees Kings' already booked to perform at the prestigious Womadelaide Festival, the BlenheimFest, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, The Echuca Winterblues Festival plus a March New Zealand promotional tour followed by a full 7 show Nth Island tour in August.

Genres Blues, Funk, Roots, Soul
Members Angie Portolesi
Steve Portolesi
Matthew Williams
Ben Cunningham
Kelv Sugars
Phone 0417 812 065
Email stephen@portolesi.com.au
Website Kingsandassociatesmusic.com
Location Adelaide, SA Australia


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