King King mottok tre UK Blues Awards

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Bluesrockbandet King King mottok tre UK Blues Awards under utdelingen i Worthing Pavilion lørdag 19. mai. Bandet fikk prisene for “Blues Band of the Year”, “Blues Album of the Year” og “Blues Songwriter of the Year” (Alan Nimmo).

King King er for tiden på turne i UK med kanadiske Steve Hill. Etter at turneen er ferdig skal King King headline den store Newport Rock and Blues Festival lørdag 2. juni.
King King gav ut sitt fjerde studioalbum, Exile & Grace, i oktober 2017 på Manhaton Records. Albumet inneholder singlene Broken, (She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ og Long Time Running som begge har vært hits på Planet Rock Radio.

Lista over vinnerne av UK Blues Awards 2018 ser slik ut:

Acoustic Blues Act of the Year: Ian Siegal
Young Blues Artist of the Year: Toby Lee
Blues Based Festival of the Year: Upton Blues Festival
UK Blues Based Broadcaster of the Year: Paul Jones
Blues Album of the Year: King King
Blues Songwriter of the Year: Alan Nimmo (King King)
Blues Club/Venue of the Year: Edinburgh Blues Club
Blues Personality of the Year: Peter Green
Lifetime Contribution to the Blues in the UK: Eric Clapton
Innovation in the Blues in the UK: Rag’n’Bone Man
Regional: Blues Act of the Year - England: Catfish
Regional: Blues Act of the Year – Northern Ireland: Kaz Hawkins
Regional: Blues Act of the Year – Scotland: Stevie Nimmo
Regional: Blues Act of the Year – Wales: Luke Doherty

Tekst: Rune Endal