Our most popular song is track 2, Abercrombie Zombie. It is a punk flavored satire of label-concious yuppies. Our most intricate song musically is track 7, the Santana inspired Just Go Away. It is also my favorite because my daughter sings the soprano harmony on the chorus. Mark Bleisner, Big Head Todd's manager likes track 8, Ophelia because it reminds him of the garage rock he played with Questionmark and the Mysterians in the 60s.
I hope you dig it.
If you're still reading, here's our story;
The Duke Street Kings play a Chicago style blues show with succinct guitar riffs, wailing harmonica and smokey vocals. We have an excellent following in the Denver area. In November 2004 at our seventh annual "Blues and Barbeque for Better Housing" we raised more than $4400.00 for Habitat for Humanity. We have a mailing list of over 400 fans and it grows each gig. If your looking for an entertaining band that will bring people to your event or if you're just looking for a fun band for your party, call us.
The Kings formed in 1981 as a college band playing the Denver area. We played at Sam's on Lookout Mountain! (How many bands can still claim that?), Lakeside Amusement Park and lots of other college bars and parties. After a few years the Kings disbanded (pun intended) and the members went on their separate ways.
In 1998 a twist of fate and a concerted effort by calling every Alan Hines (lead guitar) in the Denver phone book, Ranger Miller (harmonica, guitar, and vocals) , and Frank Serra (bass, vocals) The Duke Sreet Kings were back together. Since then the Kings added Scott Schreve (percussion and vocals), Andrew Mueller (drums), Matt Martin (initially on bass, but now on guitar), Ed May (bass) and Tica Perry (vocals) The Duke Street Queen? Oh well, I think Tica was only like three years old when we picked the name.
We play originals, blues, soul, motown, classic and current rock, everything grom the Allman Brother's Band to the Rolling Stones, to the Stray Cats to Smashmouth. With Tica's smokey vocals and the harmonica our sound is definitely evolving in a very bluesy direction.
We have been working on our own material and our new CD "In With The In Crowd" is now for sale. We can do a show of all originals if that is what you want. Our stage show includes imitations of Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Austin Powers, and Elvis. We play weddings, divorce parties, animal spadings, wakes, and even the occasional briss as well as varied and sundry local gin joints. So come on out and see our show.
For more information visit www.thedukestreetkings.com or call Ranger Miller at 303-477-3934
Check out the artist's website:
1. She Got That
2. Abercrombie Zombie
3. Maybe I Was Wrong
4. High And Dry
6. Scraggy View
7. Just Go Away
9. Right To His Grave
10. Lord I Need