Tuesday 11th May 2021
FREE ENTRY – ALL WELCOME.
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KING CANYON pair Melbourne guitarist James Ryan and vocalist Jimmy Cupples, who joined forces early in 2020 to form a Blues-fuelled project built around high energy guitar riffs, soulful vocals and recalling the raw, powerful sounds of the 60s and 70s.
James Ryan is a well-respected and sought after guitarist, performing locally and internationally with industry heavyweights such as Ross Wilson, Russell Morris, Tina Arena, The Badloves and even Men At Work in their heyday. His guitar-centric YouTube channel "ilovenoise" has over 15k subscribers and more than 6 million views.
Jimmy Cupples is a gifted singer with a voice that seems impossibly powerful and effortless. He was introduced to music performance at a young age, with both parents being singers and his uncle Peter Cupples, a very popular 70's Australian artist. Jimmy became a household name as a finalist on “The Voice", and had his music featured in the Australian movie "Rise".
King Canyon have so far released five tracks, including the singles "Woman" and "Smoke Stack City" both receiving radio support. Followed up with the soulful "Long Distance", and a smokey acoustic blues version of the classic hit "Evie". Their latest single is the heavy guitar driven "Pretty Little Thing". King Canyon have just finished tour support with the Badloves through April, to wide acclaim.
"A Blues (Psychedelic), Soul, Rock ensemble, with a strong 60’s and 70’s influence, King Canyon brought huge guitar riffs and high hitting soulful vocals to the stage. If you fancy the vocals of Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin, the charisma of Paul Rodgers (Free and Bad Company) and the retro rock sounds of Cream, then King Canyon must be thrown onto your ‘must see’ live list." Greg Phillips – AustralianMusician.com.au