Q&A With ROADSHOW'S BILL KING
Bill King what are you up to these days?
We got a lot of good gigs coming up: We are
calling it the South Side Slide... Playing Bourbon Street , and Vivones
, and Friday nights at Toad Holler have been really good ! Good Crowds...
We also have gig at Orlando's coming up.
Easist way to keep updated is to check this site !
|Didn't see you out in awhile.
Was writing and recording taking preference over performing ?
We went into a studio at this guys house and did three or four tracks, we weren't really happy with it, and wanted to re-record parts of it and then it sort of lost steam. We where all really focused on it and then Dave's son came back from Egypt ( where he was in the service ) and he was really excited to see him ..it sort of took a back seat .. Which is cool ... Dave was really glad that he was back...now we doing more live shows again with spring and summer here.
You have played in a lot of Central Iowa's favorite bands, Can you name them all ?
Yeah... let me see …Joe Mama's Blues Band, Voyageur, Intruder, Medallion, The Cruise Band, and Idle Wild, (some of them guys went to on to Full Throttle... guess that makes sense.), Solo act, gigs with several people: George Citvatat & Scott Catcher, then of course Roadshow.
Back when we where young you had try to figure it out. You had to
listen to a song over and over, to figure out the lyrics… when you
really know the words because its easy to get the words/lyrics either
published online or from Guitar magazines it makes the vocalist job
a lot easier.
They didn't play that often around here, they did all original heavey
metal material ...after they where done they're fans (the majority
of the crowd) literally booed us off the stage at Celebrations. We
got along fine with the band.. but it was not one of my favorite nights.
Bass & Why?
One I have now it's an Impulse. With 2 x 10 and one 15 in the cab ..
Aren't their other musicians in your family too?
My brother is really good keyboard player. He has been playing since 2nd grade has played on movie soundtracks , he is in a band in Atlanta Georgia They do big shows ... he does more of a Steely Dan - Pink Floyd type thing ..Grooves out , its very good .. That's about it, other then my mom and son. ...watch out for him ..
They had to have it legally. If not I logged the jukebox and get paid for logging it. That's because then people use to own there own jukeboxes. There was a little conflict of interest because the bar had to pay, but you wanted them to have live music too. They (BMI) don't do that like that any more. I quite doing it .. Because they became stricter and it took to much time, wasn't as lucrative and the travel wasn't worth it ... it was ok when I was on the road more.