Bands We Love: Collin King
Collin King: Blast from the Past
Straight from Hollywood, rockabilly band Collin King are competing in this year’s Battle for Vans Warped Tour. They are three piece band consisting of Collin King (lead vocals/guitar), Billy Druid (vocals/upright bass) and Ru Hazel (vocals/drums). They’re influences range from classic acts such as Stray Cats and Eddie Cochran to recent acts such as Green Day and Rise Against.
Formed in 2014, Collin King was conceived through online ads and within 72 hours. The trajectory hasn’t been easy; marketing and creative differences have been challenging. They have, however, been triumphant in overcoming these obstacles through their dedication and perseverance. Their advice to aspiring musicians is to find dedicated people who deeply love music and be prepared to paly many empty venues before selling out major stadiums. In the future, they will be touring overseas in countries such as Denmark, Spain and Belgium. They also hope to headline the Vans Warped Tour.
Follow them on Facebook and check out their website http://www.collinkingrocks.net/. Don’t forget to go to http://www.collinkingrocks.net/contest/ to figure out how you can win a customized Stratocaster guitar.