Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

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Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings
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Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings Middelburg January, 2009
Background information
GenresRhythm and blues, rock and roll, blues, jazz
Years active1997–present
WebsiteBill Wyman's Rhythm Kings
MembersBill Wyman
Graham Broad
Georgie Fame
Albert Lee
Martin Taylor
Terry Taylor
Gary U.S. Bonds
Nick Payn
Frank Mead
Beverley Skeete
Geraint Watkins
Mick Taylor

Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings are a blues-rock band founded and led by former Rolling Stones bass guitarist Bill Wyman. Other personnel have varied depending on availability, an arrangement described in The Telegraph as a "a fluctuating squad of veterans".[1] Their concerts and albums tend to emphasize cover songs of blues, R&B and early rock and roll hits from the 1950s. Wyman formed the Rhythm Kings after leaving the Rolling Stones in 1993 subsequent to the extended world-wide tour to support Steel Wheels, citing a desire to work in smaller clubs and avoid the pressure of being in one of the most successful rock bands in the world.

On 10 December 2007, Wyman and his band appeared alongside a reunited Led Zeppelin at the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert at the O2 in London.

In 2009, ex-Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor was invited as a guest performer with Wyman's Rhythm Kings.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
Live albums
  • Rhythm Kings Live (November 2005)
  • Live Communication (September 2011)
Singles
  • "Groovin'" / "Can't Get My Rest at Night" / "Gambler's Lament" (2000)
  • "That's How Heartaches Are Made" / "I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)" (2004)
Video albums
  • Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in Concert (2002)
  • Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (2004)

Featured musicians[edit]

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