We are all passionate about music, have a great time playing together and love to entertain a crowd.
For Habitat For Humanity
Longest version of Sympathy for the Devil
Years of Hosting Blues & BBQ
I think we gotta be the only garage band in the USA that throws or own Festival! During it's 20 year existence in The Duke Street King's Blues & BBQ for Better Housing Block Party has raised over $140,000.00 for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. It is the longest running fund raiser for Habitat in the Denver area and it has also become the hottest showcase for local blues talent!
The Duke Street Kings play a Chicago style blues show with succinct guitar riffs, wailing sax and smokey vocals. We have an excellent following in the Denver area. We have a mailing list of over 500 fans and it grows each gig. So.....If your looking for an entertaining band that can bring people to your event or if you're just looking for a fun band for your party, read on.
The Kings formed in 1981 as a college band playing the Denver area. We played at Sam's on Lookout Mountain! (How many bands can still claim that?), Lakeside Amusement Park and lots of other college bars and parties. After a few years the Kings disbanded (pun intended) and the members went on their separate ways.
In 1998 a twist of fate and a concerted effort by calling every Alan Hines (lead guitar) in the Denver phone book, Ranger Miller (harmonica, guitar, and vocals), and Frank Serra (bass) put The Duke Sreet Kings back together. Since then the Kings added and subtracted Scott Shreeve (percussion and vocals), Andrew Mueller (drums), and Tica Ashton (vocals) Frank, Al, Andrew, Matt Martin, Gordon Steward, Tica and Scott have all left to pursue their own musical dreams, but we will always feel their influence and fun in our originals. In May 2008, we welcomed Doug Egan from N'awlins to the band as our permanent keyboardist. As we move into our third decade of rockin' the Denver area we are bringin' the funk and rythm with the addition of Tony Arceneaux (sax, flute and harmonica) and tipping our hat to the youth with Dan Raab (twentysomething) on drums, Sam Miller (barely able to vote) on guitar and bass and Kevin Miller on guitar, bass, drums - whatever we need.
We play originals, blues, soul, motown, classic and current rock, everything from the Allman Brother's Band to Elvis to the Rolling Stones to MJ to the Stray Cats to Smashmouth. Gurantee if you see us play you will hear some songs you love and some songs you will say, "cool, I can't believe they just played that!"
For more information or to book the band; call Ranger Miller at 720-480-4477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7187 West 79th Drive
Arvada, CO 80003 USA