Kings of Leon (Kings of Lyon)
The Kings of Lyon are widely known as the best; the most accurate and vibrant tribute to the Kings of Leon…
“Spot on – Five Stars” – Q Magazine 2010
“The Kings of Lyon are the number 1 tribute to the Kings” – Stage 2009
“Four extremely talented musicians playing the best from ‘Youth and Young Manhood’ to ‘Only By The Night’ as only the Kings themselves could” – Belfast Empire 2009.
Kings of Lyon exploded onto the scene at the beginning of 2009 and have been propelled to the top of the tribute ladder with panache and a youthful vibrancy that secured them an O2 Academy headline tour, a European Spring tour, a string of festival dates throughout Europe and the UK and sell-out shows in the country’s foremost music venues from Ireland to to the Channel Islands along with high accolade in Q Magazine and a massive UK following.
Kings of Lyon play the perfect KOL show. They have an astounding live set incorporating all of the fans’ favourites from ‘Youth and young Manhood’ to KOL’s latest chart success, ‘Come Around Sundown’. 2010 has seen the band rise from a fine tribute with a hugely well respected emerging reputation to become the most sought after tribute of the year; stunningly faithful in every aspect from an inseparable appearance to their gut wrenching, soaring stadium sound.
The four musicians who make up Kings of Lyon are no stranger to success in the music industry, having played together for over seven years in various successful projects. Over the last five years the boys have performed throughout the UK for various events and functions; weddings, universities, private parties, ticket only public venues, open air festivals and corporate functions. Yet as 2008 closed the band had their most successful year so far.
The members of the band received their first television exposure as they were crowned ‘Global Icon winners 2008′. Global Icon was an online competition sponsored by ‘Sky Television’ which featured thousands of bands from Europe and gave exposure to the band’s original writing project, The Riffs. The competition, which was filmed and recorded in Manchester, lead to a university tour and the chance to work with the industry’s top producers; all adding to the band’s wealth of experience.
What makes Kings of Lyon so special is that they have a wealth of experience though still young; they have a great sound, which they have worked on for years, and are fortunate to have the look as well with an exciting 95 minute live set encompassing all the hits and fans’ favourites from the Kings of Leon’s last five albums.
Sex on Fire, The Bucket, Molly’s chambers, Use Somebody, On Call, King of the Rodeo, Taper Jean Girl, Milk, Knocked Up, Holy Roller Novocaine, California Waiting, Fans, Notion, Red Morning Light, Soft, Pistol of Fire, Four Kicks, Slow Nights So Long, Joe’s head, Black Thumbnail, Charmer, Radioactive, Pyro, The Immortals, Back Down South.