“aKING, through their intricately-spun stories of suburban survivalism, give profundity to blue collar life in a South African context. It doesn’t hurt that they’re brilliant at it.” Xavier vd Sandt, Cape Town Independent Newspapers

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Join aKING in Kirstenbosch Gardens for tales of Suburbia in a garden setting – and a truly special musical experience

aKING will perform in Kirstenbosch Gardens for the second time on Sunday 7 February 2010, as part of the Old Mutual Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts series.  Be sure to book your tickets early as last year’s show was sold out.

For more info go to kirstenbosch@sanbi.org

Adults: R75 , Scholars (age 6 to 17): R50, Botanical Society members: R65

Media  Contact:

Riana Wiechers
072 341 6439

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2009 saw aKING releasing their second full-length album “Against all Odds”, described as “a rare and beautiful thing that shifts our collective pop rock reality…” (Jason Curtis, New Media Publishing). The album was enthusiastically received by fans as well as critics, and the first single, title track  “Against all Odds” was playlisted on 5FM, Highveld Stereo, KFM, OFM, East Coast Radio, JacarandaFM, Red Cap Radio and campus radio stations nationwide, reaching various # 1 positions on national charts.

Towards the end of 2008, aKING recorded three songs as a project in collaboration with Cape Town-based production company Ghetto Vibrations, Khayelitsha United Mambaso and the Thokozani Brothers.

Downloadable track “Love your Neighbour” was playlisted on national campus radio stations in February 2009 and reached the # 1 position on the SA Top 10 at TuksFM, KovsieFM and UJFM. The video of “In the Twilight” reached the # 1 position on the MK Top 10 and is also screening on MTV Base.

Award nominations 2009/2010

  • Nominated for Best Video – MK Video awards 2009
  • Nominated for Best Alternative Act  – MTV Africa (MAMA) Awards 2009
  • Nominated for Best Music Video for  “In the Twilight”  – MK Video awards 2010
  • Nominated for Best Collaboration for  “In the Twilight” MK Awards 2010

Websites: www.aking.co.za & www.myspace.com/akingband.

Music video’s: www.youtube.com/akingmusic

Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20293018184.

Bookings: Southern Pulse: Jessica@southernpulse.co.za / +2782 400 0640

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