Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Duke and the King Descend on the Mercury Lounge

Alternative (2009-07-14)
The Duke & The King Descend On NYC's Mercury Lounge, Aug 4, For Album Release Show
New York (Top40 Charts/ Shore Fire Media) - The Duke & The King will celebrate the release of their critically acclaimed debut, 'Nothing Gold Can Stay' (Ramseur Records) on August 4th at NYC's Mercury Lounge. Comprised of Simone Felice (Felice Brothers) and Robert "Chicken" Burke (George Clinton), The Duke & The King previewed tunes from the new record at Brooklyn's intimate Union Hall (May '09), where fans swayed and hummed to the Duke's intoxicating vocals and the King's loping swagger. Between songs their banter welcomed audience members into a profound friendship that has yielded the creative force of a "classic" (The Times, UK).

WHO: The Duke & The King (aka Simone Felice & Robert "Chicken" Burke)
WHAT: Record release showcase
WHEN: August 4, 2009 / Doors @ 7pm, Show @ 10pm
WHERE: Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston (btw.
Ludlow & Essex)
TICKETS: $12 adv/$14 dos @

Buzz continues to grow - The Duke & The King will tape World Cafe and an NPR All Things Considered segment in the wake of an explosive European tour.
The London Telegraph called Simone Felice "the greatest singer-songwriter you've never heard," and Uncut magazine claims the record hits "the sweet spot between '70s FM radio and the boom years of Topanga Canyon."