The Rosemont Kings were born from a single, 1920’s Craftsman-lined block of South Rosemont Avenue in the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, TX. This serendipitous meeting of musically-blessed neighbors birthed a smooth, funky sound inspired by the legends of Soul and Classic Rock. The grooves are impeccable and catchy. The lyrics are earnest and socially aware. The players are undeniably talented and the voice of lead singer Kraig Loyd is heavenly. It all comes together into a sound that is familiar yet new, warm yet realistic about the weight of the world today. Playing a mix of originals and covers, this 7-piece ensemble brings an energy that is guaranteed to move you in either heart, body or soul.
“We’ve got something, fellas” – it’s a familiar refrain that Loyd has been echoing each and every time the Kings play together. It’s a fact the band has known from the moment Loyd first joined them in practice and improvised lyrics and melodies over the 6 or 7 instrumental jams that the neighbors had been casually working on. “It just seemed to gel beyond our wildest imagination,” says bassist Robbie Good. One by one the pieces fell into place as keyboardist and trumpeter Brad Taylor joined and brought his Club Wood companion, Jacob Frie (also with Black Powder Vipers) into the mix on sax.
The Kings have played everywhere from private events, fundraisers and backyard shows to bars like The Free Man Cajun Cafe and Tradewinds Social Club as well as local landmarks like the Kessler Theater and the Dallas Zoo. Check out the Soundcloud links below to hear a few select live recordings from the historic Kessler Theater in Oak Cliff.