June 29, 2017
Old Town Square
Chris Daniels & The Kings is a 7-piece 'funk n roll' horn-based party. Grammy nominated and inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame Chris Daniels and the band have toured Europe 21 times with a sound that is similar to Keb Mo with horns or St. Paul & The Broken Bones with mo funk in the trunk.
Chris Daniels & the Kings have entertained fans from Colorado to Amsterdam with a souped-up mix of jump blues, blue-eyed soul and horn infused rock. They formed in 1984 as a rhythm & blues horn band for what was supposed to be a one-night-stand at the Blue Note in Boulder.
More than three decades later they have produced 14 albums (their most recent FUNKY TO THE BONE), toured Europe 21 times and had their music on TV and radio all over the world. They are a top local concert draw in the mountain West playing Red Rocks, City Park Jazz and Cherry Creek Arts Festival to name only a few.
The group was the first Colorado act to release a recording in the CD configuration back in 1987 and have hits on Triple A, Americana and Roosts stations around the US (KBCO, KUNC, WXRT Chicago, KFOG San Francisco and WMVY in Massachusetts to name only a few).
In 2013 Chris was nominated for a Grammy and that same year Chris was inducted into the Colorado Music Hall of Fame with John Denver, Judy Collins, Poco, Steve Stills, and so many more. “Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy (from the Freddi Henchi Band) is funk & roll upbeat soul-sweat music designed to make people smile as they head to the dance floor whether it's ‘ jump blues’ from Louie Louie, (done in tribute to Louis Jordan, Louis Prima and Louis Armstrong) or rock ‘ n’ roll with horns like FUNKY TO THE BONE.
“Their dance music is just plain good for the soul.” (Westword) With Chris and the remarkable FREDDI GOWDY on vocals the Kings include: Freddi on vocals, Daniels on vocals and guitar, Colin “Bones” Jones, lead guitar; Randy Amen, drums & vocals; Kevin “Bro”Lege on bass and vocals, Darryl “Doody” Abrahamson; trumpet and vocals and Jim Waddell, alto, tenor sax, flute & vocals. Their new album 33 will be out summer 2017.