Friday, August 14, 2009

King of Rocking Blues WOWS Basement Discs

Life’s good if you can spend your lunchtime at Basement Discs getting your socks rocked by Louis King and his band, The Liars Klub. On this mild and sunny Melbourne day, that’s just what I did.

Louis King is a Melbourne musician who has been around the scene for some years, 30 years it says on his website. Today however, was the first occasion I have had the pleasure of seeing him play live, and he sure was good.

He has a new CD just out. Called That And A Quarter, it is distributed by
Shock and he gave the fair sized audience at Basement Discs a taste of it to the tune of about eight songs.

A very entertaining and energetic performer with a charismatic on-stage presence, Louis King looks like a classic rocker with the slicked back hairdo and black outfit. He also has a voice to match. It reminds me strongly of
Delbert McClinton, another great rocking blues artist. Not only does Louis have all the above virtues, he’s also a damned good songwriter. Check out his website and read some of his lyrics - they’re fantastic!

Louis today was accompanied by an electric bass player a drummer whose names I didn’t catch.

Check him out on My Space

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