King Prawn (band)
|Origin||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres||Ska punk, reggae, hardcore, metal, hip hop|
|Years active||1993–2003 2012-present|
|Labels||Moon Ska Europe
|Associated acts||Suicide Bid
Asian Dub Foundation
|Past members||Babar Luck|
Since the London band's formation in 1993, they were subject to critical acclaim. They were nominated for a Kerrang! award in 1998 for Best New British Band, and in 2000 for Spirit of Independence. King Prawn toured regularly with a broad range of bands, varying from hardcore to traditional and 2 Tone ska bands. King Prawn songs often contained political lyrics that, along with the band's blending of genres, led to comparisons with bands such as Rage Against the Machine.
King Prawn played their penultimate concert on December 20, 2003 at The Forum in Kentish Town which was recorded for their live DVD. Their final gig followed the next night at the Pitz club in Milton Keynes and members have since moved on to other projects: drummer Nikolai formed Left Step Band, an eclectic four piece Hip Hop groove machine; Babar Luck performs as a solo artist and also in a variety of collaborative projects including his rock band East End Trinity.
In the summer of 2007 Al Rumjen joined Asian Dub Foundation as their new vocalist. His first performance as a member of Asian Dub Foundation was at The Womad Festival in Singapore and his first album with the band was Punkara.
- Al Rumjen - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Melodica
- Zac Chang - Bass
- Nikolai Jones - Drums
- Devil Hands - Guitar
- Dr Nelly - Cornet
- Alex Gordon - Trumpet
- Matt Dowse - Trumbone
- First Offence - 1995
- Fried in London - 1998
- Your Worst Enemy EP - 1999
- Surrender to the Blender - 2000
- First Offence - 2001 (remastered & re-released)
- Fried in London - 2001 (remastered & re-released)
- Got the Thirst - 2003
- Poison in the Air - 1995
- Felled/Depths of my Soul - 1997
- Not Your Punk - 1997
- Day In Day Out- 2000
- Someone to Hate - 2000
- Done Days/ A Solemn Man - 2014
- Depths of My Soul (1997)
- Day In Day Out (2000)
- Someone to Hate (2000)
- The Dominant View (2003)
- "King Prawn - Live at the Forum [DVD]". https://www.amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- "King Prawn Fansite". King Prawn Fansite. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
- Boomtown line-up on Skiddle.com
- Reading & Leeds Line-up 2013