Chris Daniels & the Kings have been playing across Europe since 1984. They have also played the states from coast to coast is now celebrating their twenty first year of making great music.
They have been compared to"Little Feat with horns" and "John Hiatt meets Tower of Power." Since 1991 the band has made a name for themselves touring Europe: playing for the Queen of Holland at the 50 Year VE Day Celebration and for 450,000 at Parkpop in Den Hague. They have had number one hits in Holland with their critically acclaimed CDs: THE SPARK, Is My Love Enough ,That's What I Like About The South, In Your Face and Louie Louie. Their newest CD, " THE SPARK " has been released in Europe, Japan and is also available in South America. Their "Best of" CD was on K-Tel (yes the same guys that do late night TV ads for Slim Whittmen)titled "CHOICE CUTS" became a top 5 hit on AC stations all across the USA.
Their 2004 CD "THE SPARK" features a remarkable list of "special guests" including Sonny Landreth, Sam Bush, Bill Payne, Mollie O'Brien, Hazel Miler, Ritchie Furay, Tony Furtado, Steve Riley, Sam Broussard plus many many more. The CD is available in Benelux on Music & Words blues label "Red White and Blues" in Japan on "Buffalo Records," home of Hot Cub of Cow Town and the Asylum Street Spankers, on PKS in Germany, Switzerland and Austria, and through DJK compilations in Buenos Ares, Argentina.
Their jump blues tribute CD, "Louie Louie," dedicated to famed Dutch radio personality Big Al, is an award winning tribute to the music of Louie Jordan, Louie Prima, and Louie Armstrong. Now in its fifth pressing that CD was released in the States and oversees in 1999 (distributed by BMG Germany) and has won awards from Colorado to New York and LA.
The band is starting work on their next CD tentatively titled "10" and scheduled for release in summer 2005. It marks a return to the roots of the music, soul sounds of the Memphis horns and New Orleans blues & funk.
Chris Daniels & the Kings have toured over two continents and have been asked to appear in such diverse places as South America, Curacao, Japan, and all over Europe. Chris has appeared with the B.B. King, Uncle Cracker, Blues Traveler, The Neville Brothers, Delbert McClinton, Sister Hazel, Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray, Taj Mahal, Al Kooper, Bonnie Raitt, Ziggy Marley, The Fixx, to name only a few. They are headliners on international festivals, like Ribs & Blues Festival with their buddies THE BLUESMASTERS, at Marktrock, Berchem Blues, and the Lokeren festivals in Belgium, and the Kings have toured as the back up band for Sonny Landreth, David Bromberg, Al Kooper, Bo Diddly, Francine Reed and Dutch guitarist Jan Rijbroek inplaces like Paris and Amsterdam, and for Bonnie Raitt, members of Little Feat, and Was Not Was at the Roxey in LA to name only a few they have worked with in the States. Die hard fans from Italy to Holland rocked with this remarkable artist who has appeared on HDnet all High definition TV, VH-1, TNN, Much Music/Canada, NIppon TV/Japan, Crooked River Grove, KUSA, and on Onhe Filter, AVRO, KAVRO, Paris MTV, and Brussles 1, in Europe, and on Swing TV in Buenos Ares, Argentina.