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A new flavour of rock music; this is what the Windsor quartet Autumn Kings pride themselves on.

In just short of 1 year of playing together, the young men have amassed a large loyal following in the Windsor/Chatham/London music scene.

They played their first show at the LaSalle Strawberry Festival to thousands of people, and from there things have skyrocketed. Their first headlining show at Dominion House tavern on July 17th had walk-in traffic of 250 people that night (according to owner, Chris Mickle).

Autumn Kings appeared at the Windsor Star News Cafe in July and performed original material acoustically. They headlined in The Windsor Star and subsequently in the Vancouver Sun, Edmonton Journal, and Ottawa citizen.

Autumn Kings headed to SLR-Studios near the end of summer to record a 6-song EP with producer Martin Bak. The radio-quality disc contains honest, and original material.
Joseph Coccimiglio’s clean-but-edgy vocals contain immediately identifiable hooks, powerful lyrics, and emotion that is present throughout the entire album.

1) The opening track, Devil in Disguise is a pure rock anthem, full of multiple hooks, driving guitars, and ‘nananas’ that will be stuck in your head for days.

2) Autumn Kings show off their lyrical capabilities in the 2nd track ‘Come Save Me’, which is a story of a young woman battling addiction. The emotion in this song is one that most people can empathize with or relate to on some sort of level.

3) The harmonies and call-and-response vocals in the band showcase the chemistry between Coccimiglio and guitarist/vocalist Jake Diab, especially on the 3rd track, ‘Superman’. The euphoric sing-along is melodic, catchy, and nostalgic all in one.

4) The boys showcase their versatility on the 4th track titled “Runnin’ From The Police”. The ska-rocker will immediately grab your attention and have you impressed with the tight drum performance by drummer Jeremie Brousseau, and funky bass lines by bassist Tibor Bognar.

5) The EP’s 5th track is a song that sounds straight out of a UFC match. With mean riffs and a gritty vocal performance, ‘Take Me Away’ possesses raw energy throughout the entire song that will leave your face melted and wanting more.

6) The 6th song is a live acoustic version of ‘Superman’, stripping the melodic anthem down to its core and leaving the fans to enjoy the sweet chords and melody.

On November 20, 2015 Autumn Kings released their CD to the world via online distribution and played a massive CD release party to approx. 300 adoring fans at Venue Music Hall in Windsor.

Autumn Kings have reached a total of over 20,000 views (Facebook + YouTube) on their first single ‘Devil in Disguise’ and have been featured on AM800, MIX 96.7 and 89X as starring artists.

The band was also played through the speakers at the Joe Louis Arena during a Red Wings game as part of the Motor City Music Minute.

Autumn Kings won the 88.7FM (89X) Battle of the Bands in 2015, beating out 70+ bands from Southern Ontario to Michigan. As a result, they shared the stage with MuteMath, Metric, Awolnation and rock royalty Sublime w/ Rome at the Fillmore Theatre in Detroit, MI. The band rocked a sold out crowd of 3000+ people for “The Night 89X Stole Christmas”.

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