“King Memphis is New England's internationally acclaimed rockabilly/swing Quartet!”
From their Astonishing 1995 debut CD on U.K. record Label, Nervous Records to their follow up smash cd on Broken White records,
King Memphis holds all the cards. This quartet writes great songs and performs with plenty of style- from lead vocalist and
rhythm guitarist, Kris Eckhardt augmented by the lead guitar work and vocals of band co-founder, Matthew Robbins;
combined with one of the strongest rhythm sections in New England w/ veterans Kris Day on upright bass and Dave Ragsdale on drums.
King Memphis has played around the world for some of the more reknown roots music festivals and events such as
The HEMSBY Rock N Roll Weekender in England, Green Bay's Rockin' 50's Festival in Wisconsin,
The Rockabilly Ball in Seattle Washington as well as The James Dean Rockabilly Weekender in Indiana
and most recently Massachusetts- The Lowell Festival.
Not only is King Memphis an ensemble on their own, but they have had the fortunate opportunity to work with some
of roots music’s forefathers such as Ronnie Dawson, Sonny West (Buddy Holly's friend and author of Holly hits, Oh Boy and Rave On)
as well as with Sleepy LaBeef , Bill Kirchen and Rock N Roll legend, Dale Hawkins (author of Suzie Q).
With Vintage guitars and the upright slap bass, King Memphis delivers a hip shakin' beat that keeps fans dancing all night long.
If King Memphis is playing, you can be sure that people will be on their feet, 'cause if it don't swing, they don't play it!
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