Tell us your real names, country of birth and childhood experience. 

We are James, Kyle, Pedro and Mike. We are all from South London, except Pedro who comes from Rio in Brazil!

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Tell us about your music career, band name, musical background, experience and skills. 

We’ve all played in various different bands over the years coming together  recently to create The Crooked Kings and we now enjoy playing and writing energetic powerful Indie/Alt/Rock music as a team!

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Tell us about your genre, concept and idea behind your music video and the song. 

Most of our tracks are Indie/Alt/Rock with a few more dance elements thrown in.

We love making music and the videos that go with it!

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Tell us how you are promoting your music. 

Online and Shows.

We use all the classic social media outlets like every band has to do to get noticed in this day and age. We’ve not yet pulled off the playing on a roof top to a busy street below classic yet …. maybe 2018 will show us to the staircase!

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Tell us what makes you happy and what makes you sad.

Sad – Selfish government movements.

Happy – Amazing new music – Mid night liaisons and a bottle of Jack!

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Explain clearly the story or concept behind the song.

“Burning Ships”

Meaning/metaphor for song: When something or someone has a hold over you. Addiction, drugs or abusive relationship.

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List the radio stations, TV stations and blogs that have aired or featured your new song. 

BBC Introducing London, Mystic Sons blog, Aipate blog, Fancy Melancholic, Bristol Funk Spotify playlist, Discovery weekly Spotify playlist, Release Radar Spotify, so far.

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Give us links to where the song can be purchased.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3TmFTTIlCvMYCMVTlluDtM

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-crooked-kings/1087818299

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Tell us about other members of your band, music producer, crew or music video director, how the song was recorded and how the music video was shot. 

We are really lucky to have a great team of people to work with. We have built up a nice connection from working with these people on other projects and it all came together with The Crooked Kings.

Recordings have all been with Steve Lyon who has worked with the likes of the Cure and Depeche Mode. Recorded at his studio Panic Button.

The song was mixed and mastered by the Commands who are amazing producers and writers.

The music video was shot and edited by Ben Yates who is a great guy and now a director of photography working for the like of the BBC and Channel 4.

Art Work and photography is done by Alessandra Léonie who is a really talented artist.

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Tell us how long you have been in the music industry, your experience and your future goal. 

The band has been around for just over a year and we have been putting tracks out throughout 2017. We have a load of new tracks and music video ideas lined up for 2018 and plan to keep the moment up.

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Tell us what makes you unique from others. 

Our sound and we have a Brazilian.

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List your five favourite songs including the artists. 

Foals – What Went Down

Queens Of The Stone Age – I Sat By The Ocean

Foo Fighters – Best Of You

The Police – Walking On The Moon

Cage The Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked.

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Tell us the instruments put together in this song.

Vocals

Guitars

Bass

Drums

Synth

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Tell us other activities you will like to pursue apart from music.

Bingo, dominos, crazy 8, bridge and Knitting.

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Tell us your experience pertaining TV/Radio plugging. 

Watch out for the sharks as they will get you.

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List your various works.

“Castaway” 2 track EP – Release 2017

“Shadows” 3 track EP- Release 2017

“Mind Reader” Single – Release 2017

“Burning Ships” Single – Release 2017

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State links to connect you on social media. 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3TmFTTIlCvMYCMVTlluDtM

https://www.instagram.com/thecrookedkings/

https://www.facebook.com/TheCrookedKings/


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