Since forming last summer, King St. has been rolling in the fast lane.
Right away the four high school musicians wrote, recorded and released their first single, “Sweeter Sound.” That was followed by a self-titled album of original music recorded at Leesburg’s Groove Studio and released late last year, garnering more than 10,000 streams during within the first three weeks of its release.
The band’s roots were formed in the basement of drummer Tommy Cegielski’s house where the teens worked through ‘70s rock-inspired instrumentals. But these days the quartet—Cegielski, Rheese Crutcher on lead guitar, Jake Kight on bass and Katie Olivero on vocals—has been getting noticed for their public performances. They were the top winners in Round 1 of Loudoun Youth’s Battle of the Bands and will compete in the finals March 22 on the Tally Ho Theater stage. Win or lose there, King St. will be performing for a crowd of 15,000 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC, as part of the Shamrock Festival that features The Mahones and The Mighty Might Bosstones.
And they’ll soon be back in the studio, this time in New York City, thanks to an offer from Leesta Vall Studios, which plans an April 7 live session that will allow fans to order vinyl recordings from a 12-song set.
Learn more about the band at kingstmusic.com. The album King St. can be downloaded at Apple Music and streamed on Spotify.