KNiKi and Mike Beale
Epsiode 291, 17 August 2011
“Singing songs about holding hands with a devil means you two will be going to hell!! And I’m not joking...its just disgusting … Hell !!” Reverend John Revelator
She is wicked, outrageous, alluring, with the voice of a bad tempered Angel.
He will engage you with his rock star demeanour, demanding your attention, singing like a demon, with a voice soaked in a barrel of whiskey.
KNiKi and Mike Beale deliver a powerful blues rock performance, often described as a combination of Janis Joplin and Eric Clapton, with music ranging from intimate acoustic moments to the full on energy of a 5 piece band.
KNiKi’s vocal chords are packed with rustic roar, angelic pitch, and immense diversity.
Infused with Mike Beale’s fluid yet dynamic guitar playing and a voice that’s delivered with explosive roars and intimate whispers.
Candy to your ears and bubbles in your mouth.
I missed interviewing Mike recently when he and Kniki were touring NZ. Maybe next time. Heres a few of their rockin blues for you to enjoy. More details about Mike and Kniki are found at http://www.knikiandmike.com/
2. Li'l Ronnie and the Grand Jukes - Early One Monday Morning
3. Blues Etilicos - It's My Soul
4. Jose Luis Pardo and the Mojo Workers - Robert Nighthawk Stomp
5. Brandon Santini - Tomcattin'
6. Kniki and Mike Beale - Love Me Like A Man
7. Kniki and Mike Beale - Rollin' and Tumblin
8. Kniki and Mike Beale - Dead On
9. Kniki and Mike Beale - Holding Hands with the Devil
10. Thomas Oliver - Cocaine Blues [NZ]
11. Dean Haitani - Muddy Waters [NZ]