Hailed by Santana as “The voice of the street and the band of the future!” Blue King Brown, ARIA nominated artist, is Australia’s premier live urban roots powerhouse. Their cross generational groove and socially conscious sound is Lead by the multi talented, relentless energy of Natalie Pa’apa’a. Powerful vocal & lyrical delivery’s meet a dancehall, roots, rock & afro groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation.
With new album set to drop in 2014, the band released the first single, ‘Rize Up’ in 2013 (see video down the page) and toured Japan, Europe and North America, including appearances at the following festivals; GLASTONBURY (UK), MONTREAL JAZZ FEST (CAN), OTTAWA BLUES FEST (CAN), REGGAE ON THE RIVER (USA) & OSTRODA REGGAE (POLAND).
The production team on the new album includes Styalz Fuego (360 / 2012 Aria Producer of the Year), Mista Savona (Australia’s leading reggae Producer), James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso (Multi Grammy Award mix engineer, Damian Marley / Stephen Marley, Gwen Stefani and many more) and Chris Macro (producer / engineer from New Zealand, Macro Dubplates, Scribe / Katchafire). Always breaking new sonic ground, the new album features a host of varied global collaborations.
Their power packed live show is second to none & now world renowned, they’ve played across the planet, through EUROPE, UK, CANADA, USA, & JAPAN rocking crowds from Tokyo to Texas and everywhere in between, Having shared stages and opened for the likes of SANTANA, DAMIAN MARLEY, JULIAN MARLEY, SPEARHEAD, JOHN BUTLER, LAURYN HILL to name a few.
Do not miss any opportunity to see this band!
“A Blue King Brown concert hall is a shrine and a church of freedom. Fela Kuti would be proud of this band…” – Billy’s Bunker
“Natalie is a bright light in the world with a vision that extends beyond the stage and together with the rest of the band raise the roof off every show they play. I love em!!!” – Michael Franti (Spearhead)
“They are the voice of the street and the band of the future!” – Carlos Santana
“BKB are one of those unique truth-telling outfits in our business that defy time. Amazing musicians with a powerful message.” – Serj Tankian (System of a down)
“…One of the nation’s most refreshing voices.” – Rolling Stone