When twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother, and musical partner Anita Bias, got together in 2011 to form KING and released their debut single The Story, the group did not know that they were at the beginning of a musical fairy tale.
The single, and the Youtube video that accompanies it, went viral in no time and won praises from musical big names like Phonte, Erykah Badu, Questlove, and also none other than Prince.
Prince saw the Youtube video and immediately asked the girls to join his shows at The Forum in Los Angeles in 2011. So impressed by the combined musical talent of Paris, Amber and Anita, the great Prince offered to be mentor for the trio.
KING makes organic music that can best be described as a mix of cool jazz and soul that seamlessly merge into one another.
The band has taken Prince’s advice not to compromise to heart and is keeping the songwriting and production of their music in its own hands. The group’s new single In The Meantime was released recently and KING are also featured on the Avicii track Lay Me Down which was produced with Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert.
KING will give their first appearance in Europe on January 18 at the People’s Place Amsterdam. Visit www.weareking.com for a preview their images and unique sound.
Saturday January 18, 2014 at People’s Place, Stadhouderskade 5/6 , Amsterdam, starting at 21.00.