King Salami and the Cumberland Three:
Dirty Water releases:
Watch and listen:
Eric Baconstrip: Drums
King Salami: Vocals
Kamikaze UT Vincent: Bass
T. Bone Sanchez: Guitar
King Salami Hall of Fame:
Clark Commando: Guitar
In 2006, one Japanese punk, one French punk, one Spanish punk, and one Caribbean tennis teacher got together to form the world's greatest rhythm & blues party band. You couldn't make it up.
London's R&B-punk sensation are making fun times where ever they go. With a repertoire encompassing many of the greats of the ’50s and ’60s you won't be able to help but move your feet. The King howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley chasing his coat-tail and with Andre Williams trying to offer up some of his bacon fat. This man never stops shakin' and twistin' and groovin' while the Cumberland 3 (former members of the Ulcers, Chinese Lungs and Parkinsons) play their own branded mix of vintage rockabilly desperate rock'n'roll and a bit of soul with fire, energy, gusto and fun!
They play constantly all over Europe, sharing the stage with the Pretty Things, the Trashmen, the Standells, the Mummies, the Bellrays, the Cynics, etc...they have also despoiled the pristine lands of Japan, China, Australia and the US.
Next stop: Japan again, but first The UK's Best Part Time Band awaits!
Here’s another “king” who specializes in good-time rock ’n’ roll with heavy old-school R & B overtones. King Salami — who reportedly once went by the name “Prince Chipolata” — and his Cumberlands continue as one of the best party bands to come out of the British Isles in who knows how long.
Around my house, a new album from King Salami and The Cumberland 3 is something to celebrate. And it's not just me. My two sons really enjoy this band too. And why not? From the first notes of the album, this band gets you moving your head and stomping your feet with its greasy soul sound.
Teasing and inciting with a heated passion and excitable energy living up to its title, Cookin’ Up A Party is an insatiably mischievous explosion of enterprise and fun from King Salami and the Cumberland 3. It is a thrilling instigator of devilment and lustful rapture brought on by its sensational conjurations of rhythm n blues soaked through with punk, soul, and the finest purest veins of vintage rock n roll and rockabilly.
Take the finest Caribbean spice, French flavour, Japanese cool, and Welsh wit. Grind it down and run it through a North London sausage factory and what d’you get? The second record from King Salami & The Cumberland 3, one of the cream of the current worldwide garage crop.
How can you not like what King Salami do? Come on, be fair, on this album they throw about everything including the kitchen sink into this crazy paced rhythm & blues rock and rollin' jamboree. Sure, it's retro and been done about a bazillion times but this is London and the year is 2013 so what better time to get your funk on and party like it's nineteen fifty five?
A West Indian, a Frenchman, a Japanese, a Welshman and a Mexican walk into a bar…it might sound like the opening of an old joke but it's more likely just King Salami & The Cumberland 3 turning up for a pre-gig soundcheck.
It’s one of my regular rants, but the 21st Century really does suffer from a dearth of good, original R’n’B (no, not Rhianna, rhythm and blues you fools). I mean, the trad rockabilly circuit has got the classic rock n roll sounds covered, but where’s a boy supposed to go when he’s finished with Ray Charles and wants something with a bit more teeth?
Early next month of February will Cookin 'Up A Party, the band's second LP, owner of one of the most savagely funny direct a server has been enjoying of late. Their concerts become parties where spilling tons of primitive rock'n'roll, soul and rhythm'n'blues with Chuck Berry, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Screaming Jay Hawkins
For new bands, having a reputation for being an awesome live act can be a real double-edged sword when it comes to finally putting that long-awaited debut album out. All those months of slogging it round the toilet circuit, all that time and effort you’ve put in, all of it can come undone with one cack-handed production job…
King Salami fronts this London four piece which mix proper rhythm and blues with rockabilly and more than a hint of punk.
With an interview with the high octane bundle of energy that is King Salami in the offing it is only right we take a look at the recent album from King Salami And The Cumberland 3. To be honest it came out in the tail end of last year but having looked for an excuse to delve back a few months and share this simply brilliant explosion of irresistible and excitable sounds an interview seems a good enough reason.
King Salami longer plays sounds of surf, reinterpreted in a rather trashy and vulgar, with Trubble Trubble, perfect piece to unleash the dances at a dance party sixties, with a wild sax solo style Sonics to chisel the whole.
Of this outfit I know nothing so here is a quote from ReverbNation to help clarify things a little:- 'After all having roamed around the globe separately, four freaks teamed up in London as King Salami & The Cumberland 3. They bring forth up-tempo party Stompin' Rhythm'n'Blues played according to the basic principles of the old London school of Trash.
Stars of the BBC’s UK’s Best Part-Time Band, King Salami & The Cumberland Three, return with their third long player on Dirty Water Records. Louder Than War’s Nathan Whittle checks it out.
King Salami & the Cumberland Three are an internaional band (1 french, 1 Jamaican, 1 japanese and 1 spanish) who play high octane rythm & blues with a punk energy. They formed in 2006 and have been playing all round Europe, and recently toured Japan & China. Their 1st album ‘14 Blazin’ Bangers’ came out last year on Dirty Water records, and they have a split album with Andre Williams coming out this summer.
Tonight’s headliners on Holloway Road, King Salami & The Cumberland 3, are what you’d imagine Danko Jones would sound like if he suddenly discovered a love of rockabilly music on his new album. Awesomely tight and focused, this lot are definitely a group to look out for.
There hasn't been a huge number of food-related musical stories of late. This, of course, must be taken with grain of salt (ahem) though; The Smashing Pumpkins recently stopped by the country, for one. The Red Hot Chili Peppers are set to make an appearance at Big Day Out, for another.
It does not matter which form of music floats your boat there are certain bands that transcend barriers to infect and ignite the fullest and naughtiest fun in everyone. One such band is King Salami And The Cumberland 3.