Kings & Queens

Since forming in 2016, Fremantle-based troubadours Kings & Queens weave effortless Celtic-infused harmonies with rich Appalachian-inspired guitar riffs to create a unique sound that is both raw and haunting. On the back of recent performances at Fairbridge Festival, they are quickly establishing themselves as one of Australia’s busiest and exciting folk duos.

2018 saw couple Kaleisha Dutton and Richard Glover play more than 100 shows, developing a name for themselves with their brand of honest and intimate performances across both Australia and the UK.

Their debut single ‘Cries of the Fallen’, is a ghost story which tells the tale of a man coming face to face with death, the fear and isolation that takes over him as he feels deaths ‘touch’, the song, which Glover states was heavily inspired by both Grimm fairy tales and Dante’s Inferno, won ‘Song of the Year’ by 89.7FMs Western.Oz show.

Through their lyrics, the couple proclaim that their inspiration is largely drawn from works of fiction, historical accounts and mythology, citing Tolkien and Paolo Coelho’s The Alchemist, as huge influences on their writing. These tales, accompanied on the album by guitars, mandolins and banjos, create a haunting set of songs which focus on death, regret, hope and even the end of the world.

Since the launch of their self-titled album, Kings and Queens has gone to release two other singles, including a Christmas song ‘Turn the Page’, and ‘The King of Salem’, which is set to be the opening song to their follow up album and is “a ballad of human history, focusing on both the good and bad that we are capable of and how we, as individuals can impact the world”.

Walking the line between traditional British Folk and Americana, Kings and Queens will take you on a journey through life, death and the journey in between.

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