Steven King Bands
This versatile group can literally do almost anything from classical to swing to Top 40. Solo to 10 piece band. You choose the music and styles with a group size to fit both your venue and budget.Band-Leader Steven King won the 1994 National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. He appears nationwide performing in concerts and bringing his clinic & workshop all over the U.S.. His 5 solo guitar releases on CD have earned him wide acclaim in such publications as Acoustic Guitar, Wood & Steel, Winfield Review Fingerstyle Guitar & Guitar Player Magazine. With special arrangements for his ensembles he has performed for some of the most prestigious events on the West Coast. Now, making his home in Western Washington, Steven King is a busy performer with his ensembles for wedding s and corporate events where a variety of first rate music is a must to make the event a success.
Instrumentation and Styles of Music: Available as Solo Guitar, Guitar & Flute, Variety Trio, Variety Rock and Society Band (4-5 pieces), The Wizards Of Swing (6-10 pieces) playing a full variety of rock and swing with the power of a full horn section to back it up. Other groups include the Fiesta Mariachi's and the Roving Dixieland Band with Steven King on Banjo. Steven's Repertoire covers over 3000 songs of every style.
Samples of the Songs you might hear include: New York, Dancing In The Streets, Rocket Man, Wonderful Tonight, Boot Scootin' Boogie, Peter Gunn, Fun-Fun-Fun, Chatanooga Choo Choo, Satin Doll, Hey Jude, Watermelon Man, Walk Like A Man, The Stripper, Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is, Daydream Believer, I Get By With A Little Help, Layla, Birdland, Route 66, Help Me Rhonda, In The Mood, I Just Called To Say I Love You, Little Deuce Coup, Run around Sue, Handy Man, Orange Colored Sky, Wind beneath My Wings, Scarborough Faire. as well as Classical Guitar and many ethnic favorites from countries around the world.
You take an outstanding fingerstyle guitarist, give him 18 swinging jazz classics from Birdland to Four Brothers and then lock him up in a studio for a while. The recipe for a truly exquisite, gourmet CD can be this simple, which is no wonder since Steven King is not only an amazing sorcerer on the guitar but also a first-class arranger with an extraordinary sense for the sonority of this instrument. The listener often thinks he is hearing at least two guitars and a bass on Acoustic Swing, yet it is always "just" Steven King playing solo. At the same time, the technically brilliant fireworks is never just dazzling or even meant to be purely an end in itself - the composition, melody and harmonic idea always stand in the foreground.