The Kings Ov Leon are recognized as one of the UK’s top Kings of Leon tribute bands. They’ve been rocking out the most prestigious theatres, festivals and music venues across the land since 2009. The sheer scale, energy and dynamism of their performances has left audiences spellbound, believing that they’ve actually been watching the real Kings of Leon.
The Kings Ov Leon take you on a rollercoaster ride playing all of you’re favourite KOL songs from the very first release “The Holy Roller Novocaine” through to the incredible number one album “Come Around Sundown”, all with unprecedented accuracy. It’s this meticulous attention to detail, both in visuals and sound, that has earned them rave reviews from the media, music industry critics and audiences alike. Seeing really is believing in this particular case.
The uncanny resemblance doesn’t end there! Like the Followills there’s brotherly chemistry between lead guitarist Mark Eyden (Matthew Followill) and Dan Eyden (Jared Followill), the unmistakeable voice of Caleb bellowing eerily from Dean Lanza and the juxtaposed pounding rhythm and sweet harmonies of the bands ‘Nathan‘, Ant Wheeler.
All the guys have their own long history of professional success. In 1999 Dean and Mark were signed to record label giants Polydor after winning BBC1’s ‘Get Your Act Together’ with the biggest ever national phone vote. They went on to tour extensively including a performance in front of 50,000 fans at ‘Party In The Park’ and had a charting single release. Ant drummed professionally for numerous bands including the Towers of London and Wilkento. Dan, the youngest member of the band, fronted ‘Perfect Confusion’ and is a prolific songwriter in his own right.
The Kings Ov Leon’s stubborn determination to push the boundaries of what you’d expect of a tribute band sees them return to venues time after time. They’ve played literally hundreds of gigs and been championed by Signal Radio, XFM, The Stage and even the Kings Of Leon! Notable venues include Tribfest – Europe’s biggest tribute festival, Marvellous Festival, a huge O2 Academy headline tour and the Ministry of Sound.
The Kings Ov Leon have a professional 6K P.A. sound system and a state-of-the-art lighting rig. Naturally all the guitars, drums, cymbals, amps and pedals are identical to their counterparts!. When it comes to tributes, this is as good as it gets.
“Kings Ov Leon sound identical, I‘ve seen them a couple of times. I’m telling you, it’s as close as you’ll get!!” – Louise (Signal Radio)
“We’re The Kings Ov Leon with a ‘V’, just in case” announced the lead vocalist of this quite superb tribute band. Opening strongly with Sex On Fire, the guys ripped through an awesomely delivered set and the effect was magical. Anyone catching this band cloning the real thing will soon realise that these guys are serious about what they do and, given the popularity of their chosen subject, The Kings Ov Leon must be tribute band market leaders on this showing” – The Stage Newspaper (London)
“Awesome, totally professional outfit, we’ll be re-booking them shortly!” – Julia Jeffrey Didcot Town FC
“It all went great, thanks at our May Ball, The Kings Ov Leon were a pleasure to work with!” – Ed Monk (Pembroke College)
“I wasn’t around on the day of the Gloucester Park Festival but I’ve had nothing but great feedback from my colleagues and friends who were there. Our stage manager said the Kings Ov Leon were easy to work with and that the show was fantastic, and that was certainly reflected in what I heard back from friends who were at the event too. So a big thumbs-up basically! I’ll be in touch for future events” – Andrew Mitchell Stead (Events & Marketing Manager)
“The show was very good, over 300 people (not bad for a Wednesday night!) The Kings Ov Leon got a great reception. We’ll be in touch regarding a re-booking in the Summer” – Graham (The Birdwell Venue)
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