The King Colton and The Chrome Skulls is a High-Energy 4 piece Classic Rock Band !King plays over 30 instruments and was named Entertainer Of The Year, Best Nightclub Act,Outstanding Soloist and #1Singer/Songwriter and has been touring around the World including an Award Winning soldout UK tour.He has been playing in Concert with The Temptations, Dion, Frankie Valli,Little Richard,Kid Rock,Sting,Bob Seger, Dave Mason, Kenny Wayne Shepard, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.He just did a movie with Johnny Depp and has 6 CD's released.He has appeared on numerous TV shows.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 240 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
What to Expect
Expect lots of Energy in a Rock_Show format.Flashy guitar solos,lightning fast burning Sax solos,scorching vocals and lots of interaction between members.Smooth transition from song to song and plenty of surprizes.Always have a large audience filled with friends and fans.WE also use top of the line and custom made equipment.King plays a 25 string Triple - neck guitar and several custom double-necks.There are few words to describe the bands impact on the audience.One word does come to mind "AWESOME" !!!!!Kings original compositions were used in movies and commercials and are well received by the audience.Some of the newer tunes by Sam Smith,Kings Of Leon,U2 and Maroon 5 are also featured and loved by the listeners.
Leader Jamie King Colton started music at the age of 7,by 12 he was in a band performing in Buffalo,N.Y.While in High School he joined Motown Records and scored many Top 10 hits.His release after Motown was at #1 "Here Come Da Judge".He toured the country doing shows throughout the US and Canada including many Air Force bases.He won Two Awards for Outstanding Soloist on Alto and Baritone saxophones. He moved to S.Fla and recorded an album of his original compositions using Billy Joels drummer and bassist,Elvis's Background singers,the drummer for BS&T and other greats.In1980 he joined the twins Mark & Clark playing 13 instruments they were signed with Columbia Records and appeared on almost every major entertainment show on TV and won The Carbonell awards for "Best Nightclub Act" & "Entertainer Of The Year".Their soldout performances took them to The Buena Vista Palace (Part of Disney)where they became the houseband for almost 6 (link hidden) 1990 King joined forces with Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and Legend Dion and did 11 world Tours including Australia,US,Canada,Germany and a show in Athens,Greece that was aired on TV in 33 countries.He performed in concert with The Four Tops,The Temptations,Little Richard,3 Dog Night,Frankie Valli,Fats Domino,Jay Black,The Everly Brothers,Lou Christy,The Righteous Brothers,Albert Lee,Aaron Neville,Toby Keith,Jerry Lee Lewis,Pat Travers,Rick Derringer,Sting,Kid Rock,Bob Seger,Steppenwolf,Iron Butterfly,Peter Frampton and to many more to mention.He became Musical Director for Grammy Winner Little Eva and toured with her for 3 years doing 39 shows in 28 cities across The United Kingdom including two at The London Palladium and received an award for a sold out tour.He has 6 CD's released worldwide and another 4 ready to release. He did a sold out concert with Dave Mason and got several standing ovations.He headlined at The South Florida International Blues Festival with Kenny Wayne Shepard,Tinsley Ellis,Anthony Gomes,Janiva Magness,Michael Burks,Carl Wethersby,Super Chicken and did the voice overs for 3 Nintendo Games and has written and produced many Radio and TV commercials including one for The Armed Forces that aired at all the US bases around the world. He also starred in the movie The Spacey Brothers and did the entire soundtrack.His Sax solos were used in the movies "Michael" starring John Travolta,William Hurt and Andie MacDowell also "The Long Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson . He recently starred with Johnny Depp in the movie "Rock And A Hard Place" and had a role in "Bad Actress".He is performing in S.Florida with his band "King Colton and The Chrome Skulls" They play Classic Rock Hits ,done their own way. King plays over 30 instruments to the amazement of his audience!The band performs at Concerts,Festivals,Conventions,Events ,TV shows ,private affairs and will travel where ever needed.This High Energetic Production has been leaving the audiences in awe and on their feet !!!EPK,Video and CD's are available upon request. Colton was named for the 12th time #1 Singer/Songwriter and #1 Rock Artist in S.Florida.
Additional Booking Notes
We require a large stage area with lighting and sufficient electric power.For smaller club performances we have our own PA system.Anything over 500 people sound would have to be supplied.We can supply guitar amps,bass amp,keyboards,drums and instruments if backline is not available.Stage plot is available upon request.We prefer a large drum riser when needed.
Songs include originals and covers.
ZZ Top-Tush/La Grange U2-Still Haven't Found
Grand Funk-Some Kinda Wonderful Sam Smith-Crazy
Steve Miller-Fly Like An Eagle/The Joker
Suzie Q-Creedence Maroon 5-This Love
Billy Idol-Mony,Mony Rob Thomas-Smooth
Kings Of Leon -Use Somebody Tom Petty-Free Fallin
Allman Brothers-One Way Out Beatles-Slow Down Stevie Ray Vaughn-Pride And Joy/Superstition/Voodoo Child
Jeff Beck-Goin Down/Rock Me
Joe Walsh-Rocky Mt. Way
Stones-Honk Tonk Woman/Satisfaction
|King Colton||Lead vocals,guitar,sax,keys,flute,blues harp|
|Odalys Cuesta||Bass Guitar|
Influences & Inspiration
The band has many musical influences but maintains an original idenity.Jimi Hendrix,Stevie Ray Vaughn,ZZ Top, Rolling Stones,Grand Funk,Foreigner,Steve Miller Band,Creedence Clearwater Revival,Jeff Beck Group,Kings Of Leon,Sam Smith,Santana,Living Color have all contributed to the overall presentation.
For concerts/festivals backline includes Marshall 100 watt guitar stack(4 x12's)-Ampeg SVT bass amp-DW,Sonar or Yamaha drum kit-Baby Grand(Kawaii,Yamaha,Baldwin)-Hammond B-3- PA and lighting.
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