Chris King · Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Kingettes
Calvin Crusoe · Kingettes, Percussion
Jan 01 2011 @ Hoss' Living Room
March 11 2002 @ Lane's (Downstairs)
March 15 2002 @ Lane's (Downstairs)
Hearts and Minds, Planet Earth
No longer can you ask yourself "Why hasn't anybody ever covered Take That's 1995 hit 'Back For Good'?" And the reason why? Chris King. A virtuoso guitarist and classically trained vocalist in his own right, King goes for the gold... records, that is. Covering popular love ballads from the 80's, 90's and today, Chris King has a built-in place in America's metaphorical heart. He made his debut on the scene with his 2000 album "Highway To Heartache," which featured mostly bare-to-bones acoustic rock.

Having moderate success with his release of Meatloaf's 'Anything For Love', King really hit his stride with Celine Dion's 'Power Of Love,' the standout success on the album. At this point in his career, King strove for quality, yet didn't want to detract from the energy of live performance. As a result, all of the tracks on the album were nailed in just one take. ****NO OVERDUBS*****.

This all changed when he teamed with producer Calvin Crusoe for his second album, 2002's "Repeat Offender". With a newfound respect for studio conventions, King revolutionized his style, improving on perfection by adding multiple guitars, a percussion section, and a full-choir backup known only as The Kingettes. Poised for international success, Chris King doesn't let any of it get to his head. Currently on tour promoting "Repeat Offender" in a string of small venue shows in living rooms and cars, Chris King is really giving a lot back to the fans.
Bon Jovi, Jon Bovi, Jarvis Cocker
  • 2000 · Highway To Heartache [OUT OF PRINT]
  • 2001 · CK Two [formerly titled 'Repeat Offender'] [OUT OF PRINT]
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