Kings & Associates

Kings & Associates

Previously known as The Associates: Since their humble beginnings winning the 2014 ARBA award for 'Most Outstanding New Act' THE ASSOCIATES have developed into one of Australia's most uniquely new and exciting neo Blues acts. With subtle influences spanning various genres The Associates live show is both powerful and poignant. Main lyricist and vocalist Angie Portolesi sings her 'stories' with unashamed honesty, while her co front man/guitarist Benny C brings a bluesy funk reminiscent of Johnny 'Guitar' Watson. Kelv Sugars (drums) & Steve Portolesi (bass) create the masterful rhythm section, along with the death defying fingers of Matt Williams (guitar). The band's 2nd album has just been tracked in LA with industry legend and 7 time Grammy winner Jim Scott, with mixing to take place in Nashville while out competing in the IBC but multi Grammy winner Vance Powell. The Associates also will be representing ARBA at the 2017 IBC in Memphis.   Blues / Soul Blues

Festival Schedule

Friday 10th November, 2017 at The Golden Vine Hotel from 11:00pm-12:00am  |  $5 Entry
Saturday 11th November, 2017 at Ulumbarra Theatre from 05:30pm-07:00pm
Saturday 11th November, 2017 at Trades Hall from 09:00pm-09:45pm  |  $10 Entry ($15 for both days at Rocks)
Sunday 12th November, 2017 at Metropolitan Hotel from 05:45pm-06:30pm  |  Inside and Outside stages! $15 presale or $20 on the door (ex FoF & FP)



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