This is not the first series of live concert pics I shot of KING OF THE WORLD. If you search my site you will find 3 earlier sets, so I will skip the introduction of this great band who are the absolute top in The Netherlands in their niche and who have received just about all awards there are to be won. Collectively as well as individually.
The first time was on 17 May 2013 at P60 in Amstelveen, when KING OF THE WORLD had just been formed a year before and were touring to promote their first full album, titled ‘Can’t Go Home’. Then there was the release show of their second album ‘KOTW’ on 27 March 2014 at North Sea Jazz Club in Amsterdam.
And then early December last year KING OF THE WORLD announced that they would be doing some shows to record a live album to be released in May 2015. I was at 2 of those shows in December 2014, at Kroepoekfabriek Vlaardingen and at Doornroosje Nijmegen, to take pictures. Hoping of course that perhaps one would be selected for the album booklet.
On 2 May 2015 the live album ‘LIVE AT PARADISO’ was released. With not one but ten of my pictures in the booklet!
Here some pics from the same series as the ones that appear in the album booklet.
With a big thanks from me to Ruud Weber (vocals, bass), Erwin Java (guitar), Govert van der Kolm (keys) and Fokke de Jong (drums) of KING OF THE WORLD for being such great musicians and such genuinely nice guys and for their appreciation of my work.