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 – It’s Only Love
Bryan Adams – The Only Thing That Looks Good On Me
Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
The Black Keys – Lonely Boy
Blondie – Hanging On The Telephone
David Bowie – Suffragette City
Creedance Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
The Cure – A Forest
The Cure – Just Like Heaven
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 – Use Somebody
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man
Oasis – Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
Pretenders – Back On The Chain Gang
Pulp – Disco 2000
Robert Palmer – Bad Case of Loving You
REM – One I Love
Small Faces – All Or Nothing
Snow Patrol – You’re All I Have
Spencer Davis Group – I’m a Man
Stereophonics – Dakota
Stereophonics – Pick A Part That’s New
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
Tenpole Tudor – Swords of a Thousand Men
Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Thin Lizzy – Dancing In The Moonlight
U2 – Vertigo
The Who – Squeezebox
Stevie Wonder – Superstition
A little bit of Heaven
A rough trip to the Doctor
Cant see the wood for the Trees
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…
Pearl Icon Rack | 5 piece Premier XPK | Brass Snare | Zildjian Cymbals | 1 x Hi Hat | 2 x Crash | 1 x Ride | Shure SE425 Sound Isolating Earphones | Rent Alto zmx52 4 channel mixing desk | DW9000 double bass drum pedal | Various pots n pans…
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