"fiery rock and roll queen..." -Glide Magazine
...Mezzo-soprano, composer, and multi-instrumentalist known for her complexly charismatic voice and haunting songwriting, which defiantly incorporate art music with rock and roll and Americana. Paste Magazine calls her 2017 debut solo album Psychotic Melancholia "a positively jaw-dropping exposition that celebrates the entire canon of rock ‘n’ roll’s energy, and should be considered an upping of the ante on the gritty sonic real estate of garage, punk, country, and Americana, into some amalgam altogether more apt of Thompson-King’s wondrous artistic aptitudes.”
Thompson-King has toured throughout the United States and Europe and, in addition to her solo project, has been featured on albums by Major Stars (Decibels of Gratitude, Important Records; Motion Set, Drag City), The Upper Crust (Delusions of Grandeur, UCL), and Banditas (Save The Rats, Hard To Kill Records). Her music has been heard in film and television, including ABC’s Betrayal and Marielle Heller’s film Diary of a Teenage Girl starring Kristen Wiig.
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Equal parts tender and heavy rock, singer/songwriter Steve DelMonico’s lyrics are witty, wise, and delivered with a mentholated authority. Steve Donovan’s lead guitar meanders from gently weeping to chainsaw shredding, oftentimes in the same song. Amato and Nick on bass and drums round out the sound by hanging in the back pocket like a full wallet. Their most recent release, an 11 song LP titled Sunny Waste, was recorded at the revered Columbus Theatre in Providence. It highlights their eclectic vision of rock-and-roll - think of Townes Van Zandt shaking hands with The Meat Puppets and 70s era Rolling Stones. They are becoming well-known for their high-energy live performances, but are equally comfortable in a stripped-down environment.