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Blue King Brown

Blue King Brown

Melbourne, VIC
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, cementing their highly regarded live reputation:

“A force of nature onstage” – ABC 774, Nov 2014.

“If you ever get the chance to check them out, do it! You will be glad you did and you will leave the show feeling like you were just part of something unimaginably great.” – VanMusic

“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)

Their epic 3rd Studio Album, BORN FREE, was recorded in Kingston Jamaica at Bob Marleys legendary Tuff Gong Studio, and Melbourne Australia at Sing Sing & BKB HQ. Uplifting first single “Rize Up” dropped in 2013 with an accompanying tour through 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 been shortlisted for APRA song of the year, it was released October 2014, and quickly added to rotation on triple j and radio across Australia prior to the Full Album dropping on November 7th 2014 which has received high praise:

“This is a master class in rebel music.” – Mojo Junction

“These reggae-pop superstars are reuniting with the world to produce something pretty special.” – The Music

“Informed & Urgent…you have a voice and the right to that voice… And that bears repeating.” – SMH-SPECTRUM /The Age

“The dawning of a new era in the world of Blue King Brown.” – The West Australian

“downright militant!” – United Reggae

“mastery of lyrical rebellion” – Rip It Up

“Blue King Brown’s Born Free is a powerful sonic experience” – Reggaemani

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.

A heavyweight festival favourite, their power packed live show is second to none & now world renowned, they’ve played across the planet at major events through Europe, UK, Canada, USA, & Japan rocking crowds from Tokyo to Texas and everywhere in between, also 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!

Blue King Brown

Blue King Brown

Having shared the global stage with the likes of Santana, Damien ‘Jr gong’ Marley, Julian Marley, The John Butler Trio and Michael Franti & Spearhead to name a few, the 11 piece powerhouse band that is BLUE KING BROWN bring their cross generational grooves and socially conscious sound.

The infectious energy and passion from lead singer, guitarist and percussionist Natalie Pa’apa’a is a driving musical force. BKB continue to deliver a power packed live show featuring their home-grown, universally spoken language, delivered as hard hitting urban roots music. With recent recording trips to Kingston Jamaica and New York now under their belt, once again pushing boundaries, their latest releases are a testament to the rise of one of Australia’s greatest acts.

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