King Radio performing at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre May 5 with opening act Suze
WILKES-BARRE — Brooklyn based band King Radio is bringing its blend of Americana, soul, rhythm and blues, country and Motown to the F.M. Kirby Center.
They will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 5 at the Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, as part of the ongoing “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series. Kingston based rock band Suze will be the opening act. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 4 and are available at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570-826-1100 or online at www.kirbycenter.org. Kirby Members can participate in a pre-sale at 10 a.m. March 2.
King Radio is formed around the trio of singer, songwriter, guitar player and former war photographer Justin King, bass player Mark Kiesinger and drummer and Wilkes-Barre native A.J. Jump. The band also features a number of other instruments including pedal steel guitar, saxophone, trumpet and trombone.
According to a Kirby Center press release, King Radio’s debut self-titled album was met with rave reviews when released in October, and King said of the band, “With the pedal steel guitar, mandolin, keyboards and fiddle, it’s got aspects of, for example, the Band, but with our horn section, there’s also some Motown production elements.”
Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 the day of the event.
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