Forming in Earlestown in 2017 and growing up together in the shadows of two huge North West neighbours, Manchester and Liverpool, The K’s are proving that things can in fact actually grow in the dark.
After watching a video of The Jam performing ‘In the City’ live at the Circus and following years of getting into trouble together since high school, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Jamie Boyle and bassist Dexter Baker were inspired to pick up guitars and see what noise they could make themselves.
The K’s were born and soon after drafted in experienced lead guitarist Ryan Breslin following discussions at an after-party they had all attended. Breslin, no stranger to the big stage, was being hired as a session guitarist touring America supporting The Who and playing festivals alongside the likes of Aerosmith, Richard Ashcroft, Liam Gallagher and The Killers. He was impressed with unmistakeable energy of vocalist Boyle and felt The K’s could be the vehicle he needed for his own head on approach to guitar playing. Fast forward to 2018 and the addition of Jordan Holden on the kit, an incredible player and a visual delight.
They’ve made a huge splash into the Manchester scene, selling out Jimmys, Deaf Institute, Gorilla and Manchester Academy 2, all in advance in the space of 17 months. Spotify plays have surpassed one million.