Biography

The Kings

The Kings were formed in Vancouver, British Columbia and Oakville, Ontario. Original members were David Diamond (lead vocal, bass guitar), Sonny Keyes (keyboards, vocal), Max Styles (drums) and Mister Zero (guitar). After years of rehearsing, writing and playing shows, The Kings got their big break when famed producer Bob (Pink Floyd) Ezrin checked out the band at a recording session. He was so impressed he helped the band obtain a major US record deal with Elektra Records in Los Angeles. Best known for their massive hit single ‘This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide’, which is still a rock radio staple across the USA and Canada.

The Kings have kept recording and playing shows for over 25 years and have released five studio albums, two live albums, an Anthology, a DVD documentary, and have performed close to 2000 shows across North America.  Their incredible video for “Beat/Switchin'” which features footage from their amazing appearance on “Dick Clark’s American Bandstand” has over a million views on Youtube and gets over a thousand plays every day.  Always a great live act, The Kings band now features original members David Diamond and Mister Zero, with Todd Reynolds on drums and Peter Nunn or Christina Melanie on keyboards. The Kings have played every type of venue and are equally suited for support or headline status.