Blue King Brown

Biography

Blue King Brown, Australia’s premier 8 piece live urban roots crew, 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 a irrepressible percussive foundation. Blue King Brown, hailing from Melbourne, Australia and having toured internationally over the last several years including barging a path through Canada from Victoria to Tofino to Nelson, to the main stages of Winnipeg, Ottawa and Montreal Jazz and Blues Fests and even a run up to the great north of St John NB. Blue King Brown has gained critical acclaim, fans and a reputation as one of the best live bands to see leaving you sweaty and breathless after a full-on set that is a mash-up of urban dub, afro-beats, rock guitars and drums n’ bass all fronted by the petite, Natalie Pa’apa’a, whose voice and presence commands a crowd and has the power to inspire us all to follow her wherever she wants to take us. “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) “Blue King Brown are my favourite band right now…They are the voice of the street and the band of the future!” ~ Carlos Santana “…One of the nation’s most refreshing voices. Natalie Pa’apa’a is sounding like a natural successor for Lauryn Hill’s onetime girl-power crown.” ~ ****(4 stars) Rolling Stone. Natalie Pa’apa’a is at times compared to being a hybrid of Zack de la Rocha/Manu Chao’s politicized lyrics and hi-energy front-person with a unique vocal styling. The band is known for their powerful live show, youthful energy and sets that feature superior musicianship. Audience participation & interaction is tradition here, we are all connected at a BKB show! Blue King Brown’s self-titled debut Canadian release on Indica Records this summer will lead the charge toward a wider audience breakthrough and will introduce the music and the band to those that have only heard about or seen them live. The new album includes the hit song ‘Water’ (one of many self-produced music videos) which has garnered over 500,000 views on youtube, then comes the anthemic ‘Moment Of Truth’ , also check the energetic ‘Rush’ vid: and the solid new track and video ‘Never Fade Away’ . The album recorded in Australia, Jamaica, America and mixed in Las Vegas captures as an eclectic international sound as the locations, full of life, musical intimacies and full-throttle adventure.

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