What do you get if you mix Elton John, Jellyfish, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Elo? The answer is Vinyl Kings. They?re very cool and they sure have some great idols that have inspired them. What about the quality then. It sure is good. You can?t of course not compare they to Revolver, Pet Sounds etc... but they have good songs, they have a good production and exactly the right vibes.
And why all these superlatives? Well if you see the list who they?ve been working with you will understand that they?re not some newcomers...
The members of the Vinyl Kings have individually produced, written songs for, played on recordings by, or toured with such artists as Sting, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Neil Young, Shawn Colvin, Shania Twain, Paul Brandt, Jimmy Buffett, Steve Winwood, Dan Fogelberg, Glenn Frey, J.D. Souther, Kim Carnes, Peter Frampton, Bobby Womack, Steve Earle, Bob Seger, Vince Gill, John Fogerty, Mark Knopfler, Faith Hill, Tina Turner, Martina McBride, James Ingram, Leann Rimes, Michael McDonald, Trisha Yearwood, Rosanne Cash, Wynonna Judd, Brooks & Dunn, Alabama, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Kathy Mattea, Lyle Lovett and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Vinyl Kings are absolutely one of the best powerpop acts on the scene for the moment.