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Four Kings in the Spotlight

Four Kings In The Spotlight

March 2nd, 2020

For this spotlight, we’ve turned our attention to the spectacular Four Kings.

Four Kings are a phenomenally talented 4-piece pop and rock band, bringing their stage-popping and dance floor-filling energy to every performance they make. They’re the perfect band for your wedding or event, delivering a varied repertoire that offers something for everyone.

They’ve toured as individuals with the likes of Olly Murs, Little Mix, Ed Sheeran, and Brian May, amassing some incredible experience between them.

Read on to learn more about this fantastic act.

Who are Four Kings?

“We are a friendly bunch of musicians who have come together over the last couple of years, having played together in various bands before. After playing together in these bands, it seemed like the perfect fit when Four Kings was formed, and meant the chemistry in the band was already flowing.”

“A four-piece band, Four Kings uses a standard line up of drums, bass, guitar and vocals, with the rest of the band supplying backing vocals. We play rock and pop classics from the 1950s onwards, and try to cover a little something for everyone. Towards the end of the night, we tend to bring out more of the Rock anthems such as ‘Sex On Fire’, ‘Mr Brightside’ and Livin’ On A Prayer’.”

What inspired you all to become musicians?

“We all grew up playing and living for music! Although we all come from different walks of life our stories are very similar by the fact we started playing instruments in our teens, made bands at school and have all been through university to study music.”

“For Matt (the drummer) music has always been a great source of connecting with people and nothing beats playing on stage to a packed crowd. Adam (the singer) grew up playing music with his brother, who has also gone on to work in the industry as a songwriter with various publishers.”

“Laurent (the guitarist) grew up on Blues and Jazz. His image was always as the moody blues guitarist but over the years he has definitely started to crack a smile whilst he plays, and even enjoys, some of the cheesy classics like ‘Take On me’ and ‘Easy Lover’. Scott (the bassist) was similar to Matt, growing up on the heavy rock stuff, watching live bands in dingy little venues and dreaming of being a rockstar!”

Four Kings Pop and Rock

Which song is your favourite to perform?

“We all have different favourites, but collaboratively it has to be between ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen and ‘All Night Long’ by Lionel Richie. We always sound check with ‘All Night Long’. As a band, there is always the question of, “what shall we sound check with?”, but in Four Kings it always comes to ‘All Night Long’. It’s a classic! And it has a great flow of energy from the chilled verses into the energetic chorus.”

“‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ is also just an absolute classic! Everybody loves Queen, and everybody knows the song, and not just the lyrics. The crowd will always sing the guitar solo to you which just shows how great and well known it is.”

Out of the songs you’ve been asked to learn, which is your favourite?

“Typically, we get asked to learn a lot of first dance songs but occasionally there is also the odd request. ‘Mysterious Girl’ by Peter Andre is a good one! For the clients who are around 30 years old and having parties and weddings, this song has a lot of nostalgia and can be a highlight of the night!”

One final song question, which is the song you can always rely on to fill the dance floor?

“At the start of the night, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ can often get some of the older generations up. It’s a great song and most people know it, but if we need to, we usually pull out ‘Moves Like Jagger’ by Maroon 5. It’s got a solid back beat and such a catchy hook that everybody gets on the floor!”

Four Kings Drummer

The key to providing your audience with a great show, as Four Kings always do, is a strong band dynamic, so we asked a few more questions about the band themselves.

Do you get on with each other all of the time?

“Most of the time, even when Adam (the singer) is always typically late, and uses the excuse that he doesn’t need to set up anything! Besides that, we spend a lot of time, not just playing, but also travelling together. Some of the gigs and events we do are across the other side of the country and we can easily spend a couple of hours travelling to and from the venue. That’s when things can get heated – who gets to choose the music?! Get a couple of musicians together in a confined space for a couple of hours and everyone thinks they have the best taste!”

Who has the most annoying habit and what is it?

“Scott (the bassist) has quite a few pre-gig rituals involving excessive amounts of deodorant/after shave. (“You’ve got to stay fresh on stage!”). Then there is the hair straightening … with hair like that, it takes some pretty hefty management!!!”

What’s the best thing about being in a band?

“Playing music! (Obviously!!) As four guys who grew up playing in live bands, it all comes down to that feeling you get on stage; playing great songs and feeding off each other’s energy. Sometimes, the smaller gigs where there might be less people, can actually be the best and most memorable gigs we’ve done. It comes down to something specific happening in a song, or what someone did on the night. Those memories are the reason we still love doing what we do, playing live music and entertaining people.”

… and what’s the worst?

“The travelling. No one likes driving up and down, sometimes spending hours in traffic. Especially in the early hours of the morning when the M25 is closed! But it is part of the job, and something we just get on with. Again, sometimes the journeys can have as many memories as the gigs themselves!! Lots of strange things can happen on the roads in the early hours of the morning …”

Four Kings Event Band

What’s the weirdest thing that’s happened to you at a wedding?

“During the busy summer period, a few years ago, we had a wedding booked. During set up we saw the bride walking through the venue. We thought ‘great, she looks happy’, it’s a sunny day. A little while later, we saw another bride walking through the venue, and we thought ‘oh great, it’s a lesbian wedding, we’ve done quite a few and they are really fun.’ A little surprised not to have been passed this information by the agency who had booked us but these things can often get overlooked. A short while later, when we had nearly finished setting up, we saw another bride walking through the venue …”

“We were so confused! The venue was big but there weren’t any other weddings booked that day, so we had to check between ourselves that we had all seen this. After set up we ventured outside, and on the lawn were 9 brides and grooms!! At this point we asked the caterers what was going on and it turns out this was a wedding party for 9 couples of friends who wanted to relive their wedding day 20-30 years later! They had all chipped in together and all had their original wedding attire refitted for the occasion.”

“Once we had found this out things started to make sense. We had been given a list of song requests from the client, which seemed odd – they were all of the first dances for each couple!! So, the music from the band started with 9 first dances (which included the full version of Meatloaf’s – ‘I’d Do Anything For Love’!)”

“It was a great night but also really bizarre having so many brides and grooms all sharing the day.”

Four Kings Wedding Band

Most memorable moment?

“Laurent walking into a pond with all of his gear!!! Ha! Such a slapstick moment! We were playing a gig on a large English estate, the kind that has a huge grade listed house. We were playing in a marquee around the back of the house and there wasn’t much lighting on the walk around to the front. It was around 11pm, dark out, and Laurent had another gig in London, so he packed up quick and made a move to the car. The rest of us were also taking some equipment around but were slightly behind. We all saw Laurent scurrying with his guitar, amp and rucksack.”

If you weren’t musicians, what would you be doing?

“Scott (the bassist) would probably be a model – he’s tall, thin, and has the best head of hair we’ve ever seen! Matt (the drummer) would be an athlete or in some sort of sports related job.”

Most importantly: buffet or hog roast?

“Hog Roast. Well, at least for everyone apart from Laurent; he’s a vegetarian. Buffets are a bit hit and miss, sometimes they can be epic with loads of things to choose from, but other times it can be very … beige. So, Hog Roast takes the win for us.”

We always love chatting to our bands and learning the magic, and occasionally pond walking, that makes them so good at what they do.

Thanks to Four Kings for taking the time to answer our questions! You can learn more about the gents over at their band profile.

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