Harlem born guitarist, blues ‘n’ jazz singer, and composer KING SOLOMON HICKS whose style ranges from jazz-blues & gospel right through to R&B and funk, will be playing his debut London show at the 100 Club on 7th June 2022.
We’ve described his guitar paly as, “so incisive it could cut through tungsten steel as if it was cream cheese…”
He released his debut LP Harlem in 2020 and, in our review of the recording, we remarked it was “expressive, imaginative and intense…” adding it was “redolent of something from Deep Purple circa 1974.”
Hicks started playing at the age of six, and by the age of thirteen he’d starting playing along with the Cotton Club in New York City’s 17-piece band as a lead guitarist. At Harlem’s School of the Arts and at Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts, he studied jazz, classical, and Afro-Cuban guitar.
He won the 2021 Blues Foundation Award for ‘Best Emerging Artist Album’ and opened for Ringo Starr and Jeff Beck at the Holland International Blues Festival, in June 2018.
File alongside: Sonny Landreth, Marcus King
Main photo: Arnie-Goodman