First off, I want to thank everyone for making our debut album a success. We are still seeing tons of downloads every day and the music is getting out there.
We also want you to know that, although we decided to give this album out as a free download, we cut ZERO corners on the production. The old saying is "You get what you pay for"... well, we certainly hope that's not the case here. We wanted to bring you a quality production and, if you like it, we hope you may be willing to help defer the production expense by making a small generous donation. We reached for the highest level of quality in songwriting, production and recording. We spared no expense and employed the talents of some of the best professionals in the industry. We certainly understand if you can't donate! We just ask you enjoy the music and message anyway and help us get it heard.
Let's face it, in the end, we work for you. You sponsor and support WWK and we want to thank you for doing so. We hope you enjoy what you've heard so far!
Sean is an amazing bassist and has been instrumental in many of the tracks on the forthcoming debut album. However, Sean has elected to pursue other musical opportunities. “Sean is a true talent. We wish him the very best in every way!” says Terry Chism, lead vocalist/keyboardist.
In replacing Sean, Walking With Kings has tabbed Simon Farmery as the new bassist. Simon has played with bands Pride and Furyon and has had the privilege to tour all over Europe with some of the biggest bands in Rock. He has also recently performed in Fozzy alongside our own Rich Ward and Frank Fontsere at the “Rockstar UPROAR Festival”, which featured other great bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether and Bullet For My Valentine… just to name a few.
“We just completed filming the ‘Leap of Faith’ video with Simon. Working with him on the video was an awesome experience. Soon, everyone will see the kind of energy and talent this Englishman brings to the band and to the stage.”, says Terry, “He’s made his place in the King’s family, plus his British accent keeps us entertained. Feels like we’ve been playing together for years.”.
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Since guitarists get to show off their rigs so often... hey, why can't keyboardists? Many have been asking about our keyboard arsenal as well. With this rig, there's literally no end to the sounds I can produce. I really enjoy the feel of the keys and the superb sounds of all of these units. The Native Instruments and Ivory plugins sound amazing and make for a fantastic live and studio mix. The portable Pro Tools rig is a "must have", not only for live mixing, but also for songwriting on the run.
• Roland Phantom X8
• Korg Triton Workstation
• Yamaha Motif 8
• M-Audio Oxygen 61 MIDI Controller
• HP-Intel I5 Laptop/Pro Tools 8
• AVID MBox Mini
• Native Instruments Komplete
• Ivory Grand Pianos
Well, meet the kids...
Ok, so people keep asking me... where did you get the name "Walking With Kings"? Honestly, this was one of several names we considered. As Rich and I were planning the project, he called me up one morning and asked me to think about the "WWK" name and how he felt it could be a great band name.
Just so happens that there's a well-known phrase from an old poem by Rudyard Kipling that says, "walk with kings, nor lose the common touch". The entire poem is a list of achievements that, if met, one can inherit the earth (and become a true man). The phrase, "walk with kings, nor lose the common touch", refers to one's ability to reach or relate to people, no matter the class or race.
Considering what we are about, I still say Rich is right... it's a pretty good name for this band. Stay tuned for more!