The Voodoo Kings believe in rock nroll. They believe in it like the pulsing of a thumping bass line, the heartbeat of the rhythm section and the crunch of dirty guitars. .They believe there is no substitution for two guitars, a driving bass, and banging drums. Just four musicians on stage who know what theyre doing, and crushing it whenever they can.
Michael Kranicke, founder of the Voodoo Kings, grew up surrounded by the greatest Chicago bluesmen, thanks to his dads record player. Muddy Waters and Buddy Guy taught him the blues, and later Keith Richards and Stevie Ray Vaughan taught him how to turn those blues into a rock-fueled epiphany. Going out to shows will always be the thing to do, the place where the party is. That sense of purpose and energy is what the Voodoo Kings channel into their songwriting and performance for their audience.
For over twenty years, the Voodoo Kings have been bringing the party to audiences around the country. The band is all about sending out that beautiful energy, and getting it right back from the audience. Its that organic feedback loop, that connection between the music and your body moving, that fuels the soul of this band and keeps them coming back for more.
Their latest release, Faith & Whiskey, is lovingly named after the two things that keep Michael going in the music world. From the kicking rhythm section to spirited guitar riffs and four part Americana harmonies, this is about celebrating what makes rocknroll the pure art it is. Faith & Whiskey is an album with a little bit of Beatles, a touch of Tom Petty, and some whispers from Merle Haggard. Its a fast-paced, headlong trip through our countrys love affair with Rock.
Several Voodoo Kings singles have found their way onto the silver screen. The single When I See Her from their album American Lights was featured in the movie Deal, starring Burt Reynolds. And two songs from their album Mileage, Its All Rightand Strong Will Survive were used on the Canadian TV series, Dark Rising - Warrior of Worlds.
Experience exactly what a rock show should be, every time. No noodling or dead air allowed. The Voodoo Kings will give you a reason to tall in love with rocknroll all over again.
You can find the Voodoo Kings music available for licensing with these companies: Atrium Music, Working Brilliantly, Music Supervisor
Play live everywhere....Love Playing Live...Opening for Parliament, Little Feat, and countless others. Licensing music to the major motion picture 'Deal' starring Burt Reynolds and distributed by MGM/Seven Arts Pictures
Muddy Waters ( the coolest), SRV, Hendrix... As a songwriter...The Stones, the Beatles, John Hiatt, Tom Petty. The art of songwriting is what it's all about. A great song will last forever... a great band won't.
I use a 1971 Fender Telecaster as the main guitar. I also have a strat and a les paul. using a Marshall TSL 60 combo amp but am looking to get a Top Hat Club Deluxe. I am in search of a nice boutique amp. Numerous pedals and toys. Cant get enough of those