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aKING l Interview l ‘We were signed before we existed!’

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

When did you start and who works with you, and what sort of music do you perform?

The band formed when Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter from Fokofpolisiekar, teamed up with friends Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie van Halen, combining creative forces in making music to expresses shared experiences and influences. aKing then wrote an album, recorded and released it and started playing live in February this year.

aKING play melodic Pop-Rock with focused energy. We aim for sing-along alternative country-inspired songs and Classic Rock anthems. Our lyrics are  tongue-in-cheek and cynical, yet sometimes sentimental mixed with an infectious, positive energy.

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Are you signed to a record label? What albums have you released

We were signed before we existed with Rhythm Records and we have one album out, Dutch Courage which was released on 1 February 2008. The album was recorded at BSharp Studios in Boksburg and contains 11 original English rock tracks.  We had three no 1 hit singles, from the album and it has been hailed as one of the best rock releases in SA in 2008. The first single “The Dance” was play-listed on 5fm and reached the no 1 chart position on the 5fm Hi 5 at 5 Chart,


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