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The Kings of Lyon are the definitive tribute to the Kings of Leon. Widely known as the best, the Kings of Lyon are astonishingly accurate and vibrant…
“The Kings of Lyon are the number 1 tribute to the Kings” – Stage 2009
“Four extremely talented musicians playing the best from ‘Youth and Young Manhood’ to ‘Only By The Night’ as only the Kings themselves could” – Belfast Empire
The Kings of Lyon played their debut gig in February 2009 at a venue called, Rehab in Harrogate. The gig was a huge success, filling the venue to its capacity, and the enraptured crowd recalled the band for several encores. The band then played to a sell out crowd at a new 650 capacity music venue in Hull, the Tower nightclub, earlier in March. The band took four more subsequent bookings from this night alone for private parties and nightclubs in Newcastle and Lincolnshire, receiving subsequent bookings for Universities in Canterbury, East Anglia and nightclubs in Essex and Norfolk. The band are now attached to several management companies and talent agencies including; Scott Jordan, Psycho, Henderson Management, Viscount Entertainment, Tribute Entertainment, Dansatak and Fake Bands (the Kings of Lyon are now the official Fake Festivals’ Kings of Leon tribute for 2010), and are taking bookings and selling out venues to capacity throughout Europe and the UK.
The four musicians who make up the kings of Lyon are no stranger to success in the music industry, having played together for over seven years in various successful projects. Over the last five years the band has played throughout the UK in a covers band called, The Beards, performing for various events and functions; weddings, universities, private parties, ticket only public venues, open air festivals and corporate functions. Yet as 2008 closed the band had their most successful year so far.
The members of the band also received their first television exposure as they were crowned ‘Global Icon winners 2008′. Global Icon was an online competition sponsored by ‘Sky Television’ which featured thousands of bands from Europe and gave exposure to the band’s original writing project, The Riffs. The competition, which was filmed and recorded in Manchester, has lead to a university tour and the chance to work with the industry’s top producers; all adding to the band’s wealth of experience.
The Kings of Lyon invented themselves at the beginning of 2009; extremely confident that this would immediately gain momentum, and after the reaction from their first show it was definitely understandable. What makes the Kings of Lyon so special is that they have a wealth of experience though still young; they also have a great sound, which they have worked on for years, and are fortunate to have the look as well.
The band comes equipped with a professional sound engineer, a range of P.A systems and lighting to suit any venue. They have their own transport, posters and publicity, a website and studio recordings along with an exciting 90 minute live set encompassing all the hits and fans’ favourites from the Kings of Leon’s last four albums.
Kings of Lyon
The Kings of Lyon are a special band. They are the most astounding, vibrant tribute to the Kings of Leon, playing the best music of the last four albums from KOL with an energy and quality which, has already gained them a massive, enviable reputation.
They are now increasingly in huge demand for the life and the quality live sound they bring to an exciting varied set. The finest UK tribute to KOL, the Kings of Lyon are available to hire for any event across the UK, providing a professional sound engineer with a range of PA’s and lighting to suit any venue with a DJ if needed.
Christian Dawson (vocals / guitar)
James ‘Baz’ Barraclough (lead guitar / backing vocals)
Lee ‘Moggy’ Morgan (drums – left handed)
Graham ‘Knocker’ Norton (bass / backing vocals)
(90 minutes) Sex on Fire, Slow Nights So Long, California Waiting, Use Somebody, Milk, Taper Jean Girl, Notion, King of the Rodeo, Red Morning Light, Fans, Holy Roller Novocaine, Joe’s Head, The Bucket, Molly’s Chambers, On Call, Four Kicks, Pistol of Fire, Soft, Black Thumbnail, Knocked Up, Genius, Charmer, Revelry.
The band would like to be the first truly international KOL tribute act and will travel to anywhere in the UK, Europe and further if hired to do so.
The band has full Public Liability Insurance and all equipment is fully PAT tested and certified