From Blue King Brown
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 & reggae powerhouse. Their cross generational groove and socially conscious sound is lead by the multi talented, relentless energy of Nattali Rize. Powerful vocal & lyrical delivery’s meet a roots, rock & afro groove mash-up built on an irrepressible percussive foundation.
Their highly anticipated new album BORN FREE drops Nov 7th, 2014. In 2013 the band released the first single, 'Rize Up' and toured Japan, Europe and North America, including appearances at Glastonbury (UK), Montreal Jazz Festival (CAN), Reggae On the River (USA) & Ostroda Reggae Festival (EU). Their second single ALL NATIONS has just been released October 2014, and added to rotation on triple j and radio across Australia.
The production team on the new album includes Notis (Kingston, Jamaica), Mista Savona (Australia), Styalz Fuego (2012 Aria Producer of the Year), Chris Macro (New Zealand, Macro Dubplates, Scribe / Katchafire) and Multi Grammy Award mix engineer James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso (Damian Marley / Stephen Marley, Gwen Stefani and many more). 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 with 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 “Nattali 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