The Kings of 88 - Classic Piano Rock - Cover Band | West Hills, California(3 Reviews)
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“The Kings” present a fun-filled tribute to the masters of the “88 keys”, including Elton John, Billy Joel, Billy Preston, Little Richard, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Fats Domino, Dr. John, Ray Charles, Coldplay, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. They put on a fun, high-energy live show with songs audiences know, love, and can dance and sing along to. Unlike other tribute acts, “The Kings” are not performing material from any specific artist, but rather presenting the iconic classics of the great piano-rock genre that have left an indelible m
... ark on pop music history, as well as select tracks from contemporary artists who are carrying the piano-rock torch into the new millennium. With something for everyone, it’s not unusual for them to cover 15 or more different artists, with music from every decade since the 1950’s, in one show.
One talent buyer recently said, “The Kings of 88 are the definition of professional musicians and they delivered on all fronts. They had the audience dancing all night, which is exactly why we book groups like them. We want to engage the audience - and The Kings of 88 did just that!”
My Life - Billy Joel
Big Shot - Billy Joel
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Honky Cat - Elton John
Bennie & The Jets - Elton John
Rocket Man - Elton John
Take Me to The Pilot - Elton John
Your Song - Elton John
Saturday's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
I Feel The Earth Move - Carole King
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
A Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On - Jerry Lee Lewis
Nothing From Nothing - Billy Preston
Will It Go Round In Circles - Billy Preston
Hallelujah I Love Her So - Ray Charles
What I'd Say - Ray Charles
Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr John
Such A Night - Dr John
Short Peop ... le - Randy Newman
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Randy Newman
Ain't That a Shame - Fats Domino
I'm Walkin' - Fats Domino
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney
Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson
The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby
Keep A Knockin' - Little Richard
Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
Tightrope - Leon Russell
Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
Green Onions - Booker T. & the M.G.'s
Living In The City - Stevie Wonder
Weekend In New England - Barry Manilow
Clocks - Coldplay
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Feelin' Alright - Joe Cocker
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Criminal - Fiona Apple
Anyone Who Isn't Me - The Kings Of 88
King Without A Crown - The Kings Of 88
THE KINGS OF 88
The 88 keys take center stage with this Piano Rockin’ party brought to you by The Kings of 88.
Made up of a talented crew of Los Angeles-based musicians, TKO88 presents a fun-filled collection of classic piano rock hits by Elton John, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Beatles, Billy Preston, Little Richard, Leon Russell, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Hornsby, Dr. John, and many more.
The Kings of 88 have headlined summer concerts in over 20 cities across California from Healdsburg in Sonoma County all the way south to Coronado Island in San Diego. They’ve als ... o played numerous festivals, fairs, clubs, fundraising events, as well as private parties and corporate events.
At the helm is TKO88 founder, pianist and lead-singer, Tommy Reeves. Reeves is an accomplished singer/songwriter/pianist whose original music has been heard on American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and So You Think You Can Dance. His solo performance credits include work alongside Reba McEntire, Common, Tony Bennett, Ziggy Marley, Melissa Etheridge, and Burt Bacharach.
One talent buyer said...”The Kings of 88 are the definition of professional musicians and they deliver on all fronts. They had the audience dancing all night, which is exactly why we book bands like them. We want to engage the audience-and The Kings of 88 did just that.”
Reviews (3 Reviews)
Founder, keyboardist, lead-singer, and San Diego native, Tommy Reeves is an acclaimed composer whose compositions have been heard on American Idol, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC hit shows Smash and Parks and Recreation, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, E! Special Timbaland, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Access Hollywood, Melrose Place, E! News Live, So You Think You Can Dance, and Dateline NBC. His performance credits include work alongside Reba McEntire, Tony Bennett, Ziggy Marley, Melissa Etheridge, Jesse McCartney, and Burt Bacharach. Tommy is also an experienced educator with nearly 20
... years at the world-renowned Musicians Institute, including a 4-year stint as director of the keyboard program. Tommy has also released two solo albums, Anyone Who Isn’t Me and Another Lap Around The Sun. Reeves’ first love is the deep tradition of the epic rock piano tunes presented by The Kings of 88, and he feels right at home fronting a show that pays homage to the renowned artists who have brought the piano center stage.
Drummer and Allentown, PA native Drew Megna is both an alumnus of and instructor at Musicians Institute. His deep knowledge of music reaches across all genres, from rock to funk, jazz to fusion, and beyond. He has studied with some of the most significant drummers of our time, including Dave Weckl, Ralph Humphrey, and Joe Porcaro. His impressive performance credits include: LL Cool J, Smoky Robinson, and Dakota Moon.
Bassist and Washington, D.C. native Maurice Verloop is an experienced session and live bass player who was awarded “Bass Educator of the Year” at Musicians Institute. His long list of recording and performing credits include: Carl Anderson, Nick Menza of Megadeath, Ray Luzier of Korn, and Bruce Conti of Tower of Power, to name a few.
Los Angeles native and University of California Santa Barbara alumnus Joel Wachbrit is an acclaimed guitarist, composer, and producer and two-time winner of the prestigious BMI Film and TV Award for “Theme Song of a Top Ten Show” for composing the theme song for Shark on CBS. Joel’s compositions have been heard on television airwaves worldwide including; True Blood, Dexter, Modern Family, House, Treme, Sons of Anarchy, Homeland, CSI: New York, NCIS and The Office. His recording credits include; Ace Frehley of KISS, Edgar Winter, and The Three Degrees.
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