I'm a BMI affiliated singer-songwriter-musician based in Southern California that has been honing his craft over many years. My musical tastes are eclectic, yet my overall style of writing and record production is perhaps best described as a blend of classic rock and alternative singer-songwriter genres. My music has been compared to artists such as Travis, Richard Ashcroft, Matthew Sweet and Noel Gallagher.
My musical background is varied. I've studied music theory, have done field work in music therapy, and obtained record engineering skills - all within the university setting.
In my formative years, I fronted several bands, and shared the stage with other local budding artists, such as Lenny Kravitz, Hillel Slovak (original guitarist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Willie Aron (sideman for Peter Himmelman). These shows led to the release of the EP “Train of Thoughts” in 1988 under the guise of Mental Block Party.
The record received airplay on commercial radio station KLOS in Los Angeles, and was touted as a Local Licks favorite. The band went on to achieve wider exposure on college radio stations before disbanding.
My 2010 recording "Life Amongst the Static" (which contains four tracks that have been licensed multiple times) was reviewed in the October 2010 issue of "Music Connection", and received an above average rating, and elicited comments such as: "Seasoned storyteller King dissects life and it's familiar ups and downs... "All That Glitters" has a nice vocal melody... King's best tune and performance is "People Turn on Now, a soft seductive rocker...
I have been focused on creating music for licensing purposes and currently have my music in eight active libraries. Within the past eleven years, I have had international and national music placements on various networks and film projects, advertising placements (i.e., CIGNA, Inc. "Go You" campaign and British Airways online marketing), as well as radio exposure in some European markets (i.e., in France, Germany, Portugal, Romania and Spain).
I continue to carve out my own unique musical identity, as illustrated by my ever growing catalog of recordings registered with BMI. Currently, I have over 365 tracks registered with BMI for licensing, and 5 commercial recordings available through various vendors.