Alex T. White-Guitar+Vocals, Jeff McKenny-Vocals +Guitar, Johnny Sexx-Drums+Vocals, Jay Hitaffer-Bass, Keyboards+Vocals,
The New King Belvedere Album Cover Artwork has been revealed!!
Our KickStarter was a Success!!
WE DID IT! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR KICKSTARTER CONTRIBUTORS! Because of you, our 3rd Album is on it's way!!
Our KickStarter Contributers!
David Standish -$100
Freddy Hoover -$40
Debra Clayman- $20
Kathy Green Trumbull-$25
KING BELVEDERE As an up and coming hard rock band climbing out of 'Charm City' (Baltimore, Maryland), The Royal Rockers of King Belvedere launched their mission of "Rock, Roll, and Repeat" while defining their own sound, and have quickly established themselves as one of Baltimore's premier rock acts!
Gigging in and around the northeast region, King Belvedere rocks the same local scene that launched Baltimore's rock elite Kix, Child's Play and Charm City Devils. Setting out to mirror the successes of these local heroes, King Belvedere released two 'DIY' independent projects, "Ain't Got No Shame" in 2007 and the follow up "My Kinda Rock and Roll' in 2011. The Royal Rockers are currently in the recording studio constructing their greatest masterpiece, which will be released just after the first of the year, 2013. Hard, Driving, Fast and Loose best describes King Belvedere. If this is your idea of fun well strap yourself in cause that's what these guys are. As solid a rock band as you can get.
The new release is currently being recorded at "Audio Production Factory" in Baltimore and is far more superior than any of its predecessors. Now running at full stride as a band, King Belvedere has honed their craft and is firing on all cylinders yielding some of their best song writing to date. The new release will contain 10 tracks of high powered, high energy, screaming rock and roll that grips your soul and refuses to let go.
Formed in 2004 by the consumption of alcohol of the same name, members were recruited from as far away as New York, as close-up as Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Four amazing musicians all with different and unique styles playing riff-driven retro-power rock, King Belvedere has morphed into a dynamic monster on-the-scene today. The new music is speaker shredding, and a fist-pumping rocker's delight reinvented for today’s music fans, and presented in a balls-to-the-wall style that will remind you of why you love music in the first place. This is a band that comes along once in a great while, a band that shakes the foundations of the music scene, a band that proves once again that no matter where you come from, a great band is just that. Baltimore is a city that has the capacity to meld you into something great – if you survive the process.
Initial feedback on the bands live performance says, "The band has solid stage presence and displays a lot of energy to get the crowd pumped!" and "This band could go places. It looks like there are doing all the right things, they were spot on and rocked."
Completing their next opus is only the beginning for this band with plans that include touring, video's, press, charitable work,
and more. If you've never heard of King Belvedere, you will...
King Belvedere has performed as Direct Support or as an Opener for the Following National Acts:
Cinderella, KIX, LA Guns, Charm City Devils, Bang Tango, Randy Jackson (Zebra), Kipp Winger (Winger), Tracy Guns and the League of Gentlemen, Lizzy Borden, Faster Pussy Cat, Miljenko Matijevic (SteelHeart), Don Dokken (Dokken), Mandy Lion's WWIII, Amanda Obermeyer (American Idol), Modern Superstar, Planet 9, Iconic Tonic, and Cascadence.
PRESS & TESTIMONIALS
"King Belvedere" is a refreshing throwback to how Rock & Roll once was and a glimpse into the future of what's to come, all rolled into one big ball of high energy, ass kicking entertainment!
Working with "King Belvedere" was an awesomely refreshing experience. The professionalism that each and every band member showed was uncanny. Their showmanship was fueled by pure passion and their interaction with their fan base was truly humbling to witness. The overall experience I had with "King Belvedere" allowed me to remember why I chose to be a part of the music industry in the first place. -Will Clayton, Placid Promotions
PRESS Excerpt From: Thursday Local Artist Spotlight - King Belvedere 3/17/2011
"We had the pleasure of attending King Belvedere's album release party at Ram's Head Live in Baltimore on 3/11/11. We had never seen them before... We will see them again. Since it was the album release show for their new album "My Kinda Rock and Roll", the guys came out with a steady diet of 8 tunes from that album. This is King Belvedere's second album. The first album from 2007 has a lot more of a punk rock sound to it, where the new album is a hard driving rock album that may remind the listener of Guns and Roses. They really knocked this album out of the park doing it live at this performance. I think my favorite live song was "One for the Money". The band has a good stage presence and displays a lot of energy and get the crowd going. If you have the opportunity, go see King Belvedere live...they won't disappoint you. ”-K Rock - Mid Atlantic Rock Reviews
“They are King Belvedere, and man are they on the scene in Charm City. I had the pleasure of seeing them play a show recently. In a parking lot. In 90 degree heat. In the sun. For no pay. You know why? Cause these guys really love this shit. They are here to rock. And if it's a parking lot on a day when fire would melt, with their singer being sick.... you get the idea. They play because they love it. End of story. Their shameless and tireless self-promotion made me think: ego-maniacs? But I was pleasantly surprised to find the humility of someone begging for change on the corner. These guys are fun. Good time rock and roll. And they are absolutely everywhere. You can't go to a show without seeing King Belvedere. You are gonna see these guys out and about everywhere. They are more than just a band; they are a group of friends that love what they do (very nice to see in a money driven industry)" -Justus Steel - Shockwave Magazine
“King Belvedere...ah, Sweet King Belvedere. They followed P.U.S.H. and did not disappoint. I adore these guys. They're just plain awesome if you ask me. Before they played, drummer and absolutely huge personality Johnny Sexx was out in the crowd, schmoozing and wooing people. (He was also asking me to come backstage and give him a show of his own, but alas, nobody sees "the girls". Silly Johnny.) I felt bad, because we were running short on time and KB fans just weren't happy with them leaving the stage after they were told "one more song" by Vince. They did manage to make their people happy by edging in (another) one more song after the chants came from the crowd for "one more" after their last song. I can't wait to see these guys on August 21.
Christie Gerber - Shockwave Magazine
“King Belvedere got an opening slot on the Lizzy Borden tour. I was on my way up to video interview Lizzy and King Belvedere took the stage. The sound was great, nice loud guitars that cut through the mix, vocals out in front (the way they should be) and the band ripped into; “One For The Money” Great song, it’s got that Guns and Roses meets the Ramones swagger all over it. This band could
go places. It looks like there are doing all the right things I’ve seen them listed now a few times opening up for some great regional and national bands. I was only able to catch the first couple of songs from King Belvedere. I was seriously impressed. They were spot on and rocked. But… my 5 friends with me didn’t, and let me tell you they raved about how good they were. So I dig it when my friends say, “I can’t believe you missed this band, they were awesome!” so with that, I’m going to say everyone loved King Belvedere."-Dominic Cappelletti - Revolution Magazine