Kings & Associates[SA]
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
The Festival schedule for Kings & Associates will be available soon.