Chris King & The Gutterballs know the secret to creative success; movement is key to progress. Whether by gust of tornado-wind or rubber against the road, to push forward is all there is in a life, buoyed and scarred by love. The band infuses this propelling urgency in all of its performances, into all of its songs and it starts with King’s dynamic, uncorked-fire-hydrant of a voice.
The band, Chris King on guitar and vocals, Malcom Roberts on Bass, and Tom Meyers on drums, have released three full-length records, Hidin’ Out in 2014, Cocktails in 2016, and most recently, Painwaves in 2019.
The band has played significant festivals like Treefort (Boise, ID), Off-Beat (Reno, NV) and the Capitol Hill Block Party (Seattle, WA). In 2019, Chris King & The Gutterballs opened for the famed California crooning-rock band, The Growlers, and recorded their first in-studio at the acclaimed radio station, KEXP. In addition, the group was featured on Seattle Channel’s Art Zone with Nancy Guppy and 107.7 The End’s Locals Only radio show.
Now after a recent six-state tour, the band was poised for a 2020 repeat adventure or so they thought they were. The road calls, after all. Maybe they’ll see you next fall (2021) at a venue near you. One thing is for sure, their feet want new sidewalks, their songs want new rooms and Chris King & The Gutterballs are ready to oblige.