Manchester-based three-piece rock ’n’ roll band We Three Kings has an alls-out sound that blends fuzzed-up blues-rock into three-minute mini-miracles of pure joy.
With Rich on vocals and guitar, Ben on bass and Pete on drums, their riff-driven guitar-heavy sound is perfect for a playlist alongside Rival Sons, Royal Blood, The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Wolfmother and The White Stripes.
See our exclusive interview with the band.
To those not familiar with you, how would you describe your sound? Energetic, Big Riffs, Big Hooks, Big sound! An experience not to be missed!
Which three albums have influenced you the most creatively? We’ll go with Artists as Albums is just too hard! Led Zeppelin Rival Sons Queen
Tell us about the key pieces of equipment that you use to define your sound? Guitar/Bass/Drums! additional but just as important – Big Muff Pedal for that Fuzzed up sound/Organ Pedal (New to the equipment list!)/Octaver Pedal
Is there any “non-musical” ingredient that is essential to crafting your sound? The Drummer! No, only kidding! We all bring something different to the table, plus we all genuinely get on and don’t take ourselves too seriously. This creates the whole creative process so much more simple and easy.
Studio work and music creation, or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer? These are two very different experiences, both with their rewards, but Live is where it’s at.
What has been your most memorable performance so far? Supporting Michael Monroe last year. Great gig, Great venue, great crowd! And which performance would you prefer to forget? One gig stands out, we were all feeling quite positive, with fresh new tracks written and recording time booked in, we had a showcase night booked and expected it to be a good night. As it turned out, the venue was quiet that night, we literally played to the bar staff and the other bands – We were first on the bill but still, it was a very humbling feeling! We still absolutely smashed it!
Any new or emerging artists on your radar? We are big fans of Canadian band The Blue Stones at the minute If you could collaborate with, or perform alongside any artist, who would it be? And why? There are so many we could choose….. but it has to be the man – Jimi Hendrix. Just because the riffs we would’ve come up with would just be unreal, and the live show would just be out of this world!
If you weren’t a musician what would you be? IT boss or Marketing manager or Headhunter! – Of course!
Trent Reznor once said “To me, rock music was never meant to be safe. I think there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness. Your parents should hate it.” What are your thoughts on this statement? Agree 100%
Tell us about any upcoming shows or releases you have in the pipeline. We have just released a single (Friday 21 Feb) called S’alright (G.O.T.I.T) you can find it on all digital platforms, we also have a music video for the single which is on our Youtube channel.
26th March – Jimmy’s – Manchester 2 May – Night & Day Cafe – Manchester 8 May – Blossoms – Stockport 15 June – RFest – Retro Bar – Manchester 12 July – SOS Festival – Manchester