"Influenced by artists such as James Brown, The Talking Heads and Jimi Hendrix, King Holiday have just supported Paloma Faith on her ‘A Perfect Contradiction’ UK Tour. This Brooklyn-based astro-soul band are “socially charged and rhythmically driven” by vocalist, Leslie DuMouchel." Read More...

 

"Brooklyn Astro-Soul group King Holiday talk about their first UK tour, playing the Roundhouse in Camden and hanging out with London's feisty, fascinator wearing darling Paloma Faith"

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"...you’ll hear King Holiday’s socially conscious fusion of electronica, psych-rock and Motown soul in Bloo Voyage; the multimedia experience combines set design, video and performance art to portray the daily life of a traveling modern-blues musician." Read More...

 
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"This dynamic exhibit examines the pervasive and interdisciplinary influence of blues music and jazz aesthetics on American art and culture. Drawing together various art forms (video, sculpture, painting, and live performance) across the lines of race, multiple generations and interdisciplinary canons, Blues for Smoke places the idioms of blues, and other distinctly African-American traditions, at the center of the American tableau of creativity.

In a pique of innovation, live, pop-up performances occur along with the exhibit, in which spectators migrate from room to room in a parallel dialogue with the themes of rootlessness, travel, and transience that are integral to blues and jazz aesthetics, the blues as a way of life, and the lives of blues musicians. The day I attended, there were such pleasures as listening to the stylings of Brooklyn-based band, King Holiday, which boasts a range of musical inspirations from blues to rock to reggae. Their sound was a perfect complement to the exhibit’s argument for the wide-reaching influence of the blues on contemporary music and pop culture." Read More…

 
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"Show up early for King Holiday, a high-octane soul outfit steered by mesmerizing frontman Leslie Kujo."

 
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"A ten-piece outfit from Bedstuy, Brooklyn with a sound self-described as astro soul, their music draws from Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, the Talking Heads, and Lee “Scratch” Perry alike. It’s the kind of music that would have James Brown and Michael Jackson rolling in their graves — so they can co-host a subterranean dance party from their tombs." Read More…