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KING’s Harmonic, Dreamy Sound Comes to Hawai‘i

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A dreamy sounding Los Angeles R&B group is making its Hawai‘i debut at the Blue Note.  KING produces music that pays tribute to classic R&B, yet ventures into an electronic direction.

The trio composed of Anita Bias and twin sisters Amber and Paris Strother has been called one of the best underground acts to come out of the LA music scene.  They, like many band discoveries these days were found on the internet with their songs being picked up and hyped by artists like Prince, Erykah Badu and DJ/drummer Questlove?

They’re also musical perfectionists… releasing what would become their full length debut “We are King” slowly…song by song over the course of two years, only when they felt it was ready.  The sound itself goes all over the place, intertwining three-part vocal harmonies float over multi-layered synth.  Singer and co-songwriter Paris Strother uses the word “Lush” to describe their music. 

KING performs Monday and Tuesday night at 6pm and 9pm each night at The Blue Note Hawai‘i.  

Nick Yee’s passion for music developed at an early age, as he collected jazz and rock records pulled from dusty locations while growing up in both Southern California and Honolulu. In college he started DJing around Honolulu, playing Jazz and Bossa Nova sets at various lounges and clubs under the name dj mr.nick. He started to incorporate Downtempo, House and Breaks into his sets as his popularity grew, eventually getting DJ residences at different Chinatown locations. To this day, he is a fixture in the Honolulu underground club scene, where his live sets are famous for being able to link musical and cultural boundaries, starting mellow and building the audience into a frenzy while steering free of mainstream clichés.
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