Roll Magazine

Sunday, 28th June 2009

The Duke and the King are no longer just the pair of wayfaring bon vivants in Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; thanks to Simone Felice and Robert "Chicken" Burke, the Duke and the King are also an intriguing new partnership...

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Welcome Trever Moss and Hannah-Lou

Sunday, 28th June 2009

Welcome out newest signings Trever Moss and Hannah-Lou.All details of there debut album to follow shortly.What better way to introduce them?.... over to you folks;The video was recorded by Magnificent Revolution in there pedal-powered tent at...

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Mr. David Viner live notes

Sunday, 21st June 2009

Mr David Viner has announced that he will be playing live late next month at the 'It's that time of the month night'. The Betsy Trotwood is one of Loose's favorite haunts, so get out to see Mr. David Viner up close and personal.

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Last Town Chorus online

Saturday, 20th June 2009

We wanted to flag up Megan's (Last Town Chorus) blog as it approaches it's second year of almost unbroken updates. It is quite a formidable (and fascinating) archive of how an artist lives and tours; she is pretty funny to boot!"My musical...

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One More American Song

Tuesday, 16th June 2009

A truly Heartfelt video of 'One More American Song' has appeared online, recorded live at the Woodstock show.The Duke & The KingLive in Woodstock, NY.

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Teenkicks: Duke & The King Live

Saturday, 13th June 2009

I believe The Duke And The King may have ruined concert going for me.Where do I go next? How do you top the thrill of seeing a band bursting at the seams with creative sparks and a kinship with the audience that bordered on familial (you know,...

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US Live dates

Saturday, 13th June 2009

The Duke & The King follow there Borderline (London, UK) show with a string of dates across the US in August.30th July -  Artpark, Lewiston, NY1st August - The Colony Cafe, Woodstock, NY2nd August - Club Passim, Cambridge, MA3rd August - The...

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Handsome Family live session

Saturday, 13th June 2009

Ralph McClean had The Handsome Family in session last night on his Mclean's country program, chatting and playing songs from their new album 'Honey Moon'.You can listen again to show until this coming Friday at the follow link;Listen AgainTRACKS:...

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Sleepingwalking mag

Sunday, 7th June 2009

"I’ve have nothing to say / on Christmass day / when you threw all your toys in the snow…"One of the things I like the most about pop (and music in general), it the unbelieavable amount of fantasy and combinations you can get just putting...

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The Duke & The King live: July 8th

Saturday, 6th June 2009

Following on from there sold out live show at The Bush Hall, Loose are delighted to announce that The Duke & The King will be returning to the UK for another showcase before the release of there debut album "Nothing Gold Can Stay"."...released...

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Simone Felice: The greatest singer-songwriter you've never heard of

Monday, 1st June 2009

Someone (a big figure in the music business) said to me 'Where are all the songwriters?' as if it is a lost art, in danger of extinction. But when anyone laments falling standards in music, I want to say get the cobwebs out of your ears.Cracked...

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Islington Academy, London 21/05/2009

Friday, 29th May 2009

There are a number of things that strike you immediately about the Smoke Fairies. Appearing from nowhere, with minimal fuss, to a smattering of polite applause, they don’t look like anyone’s idea of a kick-ass roots outfit. Two lithe,...

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Editor's Diary : The Duke And The King

Thursday, 28th May 2009

London Bush Hall, May 26 2009Uncut Editor Allan Jones was front and center for The Duke & The King's London show and wrote about the show on his blog.- - - - -The last time I saw Simone Felice anywhere near a London stage, he was hanging above...

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Handsomes pull a shift

Wednesday, 27th May 2009

The Handsome Family are going to work in Road Records (16B Fade Street, Dublin 2) next Tuesday 2nd June from 4.30pm until 6pm. They’ll be serving customers and doing their utmost to sell their own (and even other acts’) records."Honey Moon"...

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The Waltons they ain't

Saturday, 23rd May 2009

They met over a tambourine and a bottle of tequila ... now Brett and Rennie Sparks have made an album celebrating 20 years of marriage. They talk music and married life to Amy FlemingWho would you rather work with than someone you love?" asks...

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Faith Rewarded: The Duke and the King at Union Hall

Friday, 22nd May 2009

About 100 or so hardcore fans, friends and family of The Duke and the King watched the debut performance of the band at Union Hall in Brooklyn. They came to the show, mostly, without having any idea what the band would sound like, what kind of...

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Yorkshire Post

Friday, 22nd May 2009

THE Handsome Family are still out of pocket from the first time they played a gig in Leeds. After agreeing to perform for £50, they were handed a white envelope by an unscrupulous promoter – who then ran away because there was only £15...

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Simone Felice book reading

Friday, 22nd May 2009

Whilst over on UK shores, Simone Felice will be not introducing his new line up 'The Duke & The King' but also stopping past the Book club boutique to read excerpts from his literary works.When: Monday, May 25th, 7pmWhere: The Book Club Boutique,...

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Dig [Defend Yourself]

Thursday, 21st May 2009

Husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks are The Handsome Family. Their most recent disc, Honey Moon, finds the Albuquerqueans in a deep Thoreauvian obsession with the three "L's" of country: lovin', leavin' and longin'.THIS ALBUM GOES FROM A...

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The Glasgow Herald

Tuesday, 19th May 2009

Tron Theatre, GlasgowGrab their attention with the opening line is good advice to any writer, be it novelist or songsmith. It's advice that Rennie Sparks, the lyric-writing partner of the Handsome Family, has taken to heart over the years, luring...

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Ralfe Band & Mr David Viner live this Thursday

Monday, 18th May 2009

A reminder that this Thursday night (21st May) Ralfe Band will be performing and being interviewed live for Beat Happening.The Beat Happening Sessions’ concept is simple: the band performs a live set, and then the writers of Beat Happening...

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Pennyblack Music

Friday, 15th May 2009

The Handsome Family have been making their own unique brand of Gothic Americana for over fifteen years now. Up until this, their eighth studio album, there hasn’t been much change musically in the world of the husband and wife duo of Brett and...

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Oprha Magazine

Friday, 15th May 2009

After two decades of marriage, love remains a strange and wild thing for Brett and Rennie Sparks, the country-folk duo known as the Handsome Family. On their new album, Honey Moon (Carrot Top), which marks their 20th anniversary, love is a thorny...

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DUKE & THE KING LIVE CD OFFER

Tuesday, 12th May 2009

On Tuesday 26th May The Duke & The King make there live UK debut with a showcase at London's Bush Hall.Available on the night will be the exclusive hand numbered, gatefold, double 7" Vinyl EP with, get this; A FREE FULL COPY OF THE FORTHCOMING...

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Interviewed in Chicago

Sunday, 10th May 2009

We grabbed some time in our green room with The Handsome Family to discuss the relationship at the core of their band, writing love songs, road trip music power dynamics and more.www.schubas.com

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