Stephen W Parsons (aka Snips): vocals • Chris Spedding: guitar • Sixteen: guitar • Glen Matlock: bass • Martin Chambers: drums
LIVE AT 229 THE VENUE THURSDAY 17TH NOVEMBER
“…exotic tremolo guitars shimmer while echo-drenched vocals wrap themselves seductively around some 21st century boogie beats – and it rocks like a bastard. Can’t wait to see them live.”
(Classic Rock magazine)
This November, brand new English beat combo, KING MOB will play an exclusive London show at 229 The Venue, Great Portland Street. Comprising Stephen W Parsons aka Snips – vocals (film composer and vocalist of legendary 70’s band Sharks), guitar legend Chris Spedding (Roxy Music, Elton John, John Cale, Paul McCartney), Glen Matlock - bass (Sex Pistols, Iggy Pop, Faces), Martin Chambers – drums (Pretenders), and hot new guitar talent Sixteen, KING MOB release their stunning debut album, Force 9 on 31st October.
Force 9 is an album that draws on the collective experience of all KING MOB’s members to create something totally unique. They bring the raw power of the ‘Spirit of ’69’ into a contemporary setting. It is thrilling, visceral stuff and it comes as no surprise that SPV/Steamhammer were quick to sign an exclusive recording deal for the World (excluding North America) with KING MOB.
KING MOB began life when vocalist Stephen W Parsons (aka Snips) approached his old friend and ex-Sharks colleague Chris Spedding with the idea of forming a new band. Following a highly successful film and advertising career, Stephen had taken time out for a while and found himself DJ-ing at The Axe club on Hackney Road. Every Friday and Saturday night from midnight until 6am, the joint jumped to Stephen’s old school music in the form of Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Ike & Tina et al. Realising that these pre-1977 sounds were going down a storm with the younger crowd, Stephen’s passion for the sheer excitement and energy of R&B was re-ignited and happily Chris Spedding agreed to come on board to form a new combo. They also brought on board the exciting young guitarist Sixteen, already something of a local legend in Dalston, whose Rockabilly credentials and dynamic style led to exciting musical sparring between the two guitarists.
When it became clear that the group were really getting somewhere, with a record deal on the table and live tours a reality, Chris Spedding asked Glen Matlock to join on bass and he in turn suggested that Martin Chambers complete the combo on drums. Live dates, around the world, are currently being set up for 2012 so 17th November provides an ideal and exclusive opportunity to catch this brilliant new band live before everything really takes off next year.
VENUE: 229 THE VENUE DATE: 229 GREAT PORTLAND STREET TIME: 8PM (DOORS)TICKETS: £8 OTD/£5.50 IN ADVANCE BOX OFFICE: http://www.229thevenue.co.uk/ Tel: 020 7323 7229 NEAREST TRANSPORT: GREAT PORTLAND STREET TUBE