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Kevin Lee & the Kings Drop New Guitar Rock EP "Lightening Strikes" on Sigus Records

Hook hungry fans of great guitar rock will love this modern twist to classic rock influenced by "Lightning Strikes"

(Chicago, Illinois)

Kevin Lee & the Kings are one of the best rock bands in the Midwest, and the band is ready to hit the bricks behind a new EP, “Lightning Strikes,” on Sigus Records. The sound is straight-up modern pop/rock packed with big guitars, indelible hooks, and soaring vocal harmonies wrapped around Lee’s razor-sharp songwriting and production skills. The songs deliver the kind of car-radio greatness that launches careers and summer nights, and tracks like “Ruby Red Lips,” “Best Is Yet To Come,” and “Miracle” will do much to remind you of why you loved rock and roll in the first place.

Kevin Lee is a former MCA recording artist who has left the major label system behind to do the indie thing with his band, The Kings, which is a bit of a Midwestern supergroup. Lee is a veteran solo artist with arena-sized credentials that include tours with Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon, and Pearl Jam, and bassist/vocalist Patti Prendergast toured internationally with Bitch and Tough Love. Guitarist/vocalist Michael Kurtz has been part of popular acts like Madfox, Bombs Away, and Dark Star Records artist Half Bitten Moon. Drummer Erik Strommer first made his bones on the East Coast in bands like Broken Arrows and Catfish Hunter but has been in Chicago since 1996 and with Kevin Lee since 2007.

These four roadworthy veterans combine to make a sound that mixes the best parts of the Classic Rock era with 21st Century energy and timeless songwriting. “Lightning Strikes” is ample proof that rock and roll music is still alive and worth supporting. Kevin Lee & the Kings are ready to bring this noise to the world and give it a good shaking up. Now would be a good time for you to join the party.


About Kevin Lee & the Kings

Kevin Lee - Lead Vocals, Guitar Kevin Lee and the Lonesome City Kings were signed to MCA, the band's first single "Standing in the Line of Fire" was chosen for an NBA All Stars Video and used in the movie "A Dangerous Woman." Lee released his first solo album “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” in 1998 on Bubblehaus Records. In 2002 Kevin released the critically acclaimed CD “Loaded” on Chicago-based Big Blast Records. In 2006 Lee released “Flip the Switch” on Sigus Records to rave reviews worldwide. In 2010 Lee released “Dusk Till Dawn” on Sigus Records featuring his trademark songwriting with big hooks, chunky guitars, and melodies that can't be forgotten. The song “Time Won't Stand Still” hit #1 at WMWX in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2013 the album Breakout was released and Lee was voted one of the best Chicago artist's by the Illinois Entertainer. In 2018 Kevin Lee & the Kings released the hook filled "Sticks & Stones" to great reviews. Lee was voted best new artist by Fireworks Magazine UK in 2007, toured as opening act playing multiple 20,000 plus seat arenas for REO, Cheap Trick, Pearl Jam, Lou Gramm, and Matthew Sweet. Kevin's song "Tonight" was featured in the 2016 major film release "Spaceman"and had songs placed on several MTV reality shows. Kevin Lee & the Kings were named one of the best local bands for 2013 & 2018 by the Illinois Entertainer.

For more information on Kevin Lee & the Kings, please visit their website.

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