4-Piece eclectic covers band, based in Blackpool, UK.
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We aim to play an eclectic mixture of covers and genres with a few familiar favourites and a few surprises thrown in.
The band was originally formed around 2008 under the guise of The Valvetronics, playing a mixture of original material and covers.
After a couple of stylish Rock ‘n’ Roll bust ups and an emigration to Canada (Hi Chris!), the band evolved and morphed into The Mighty Valves then Little Green Wheels, focusing solely on covers.
We settled into our current form, SofaKings, in 2016 and have continued to grow from there.
Our line up includes a healthy mix of experienced musicians with influences from Rock, Blues, Indie, Funk, Jazz and even big band!
We play, simply because this is what we love to do!
Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me
Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell
Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
David Bowie – Suffragette City
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
The Cure – A Forest
The Cure – In-between Days
Dr Feelgood – She Does It Right
Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon
Foo Fighters – Walk
Gun (Hot Chocolate) – Everyone’s A Winner
James – Getting Away With It (All messed up)
Kings of Leon – The Bucket
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
Oasis – Cigarettes & Alcohol
Pulp – Disco 2000
REM – One I Love
Small Faces – All Or Nothing
Snow Patrol – All That I Have
Stereophonics – Dakota
Stereophonics – Maybe Tomorrow
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Tenpole Tudor – Swords of a Thousand Men
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight
The Who – Squeezebox
Stevie Wonder – I Wish
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
We are pretty self-sufficient in terms of kit. We have everything we need to play most small or medium sized venues.
We run all of our sound through a Line6 Stagescape digital mixer and output to Stagesource speakers and Bass Cabs.
We have some lighting available but will gladly use any at the venue if available.
The only thing we need from you is a few electrical sockets and maybe a cold beer or two!
Line6 Variax JTV 59 | Line6 Firehawk FX | DI to desk | Boyish charm.
Fender Guitars (Too many to mention) | TC Electronic Amp | DI to desk | Plus some exagerrated claim about his manhood…
TBC | DI to desk via drum mixer
Words of wisdom
“The future is no place to place your better days.” – Dave Matthews Band
“Music is what feelings sound like.” – Georgia Cates
“In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Life is short, so live the dream. Join a band. Play Gigs. Kick Ass. – Unknown
“Take a look at the lawman
Beating up the wrong guy
Oh man, wonder if he’ll ever know
He’s in the best selling show…” – David Bowie
“Spinning on that dizzy edge,
I kissed her face and kissed her head,
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
to make her glow” – The Cure
is the crisis, can’t you see?
Identity! Identity!” – Poly-styrene