Friday, December 9, 2022


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Tennyson King Comes To KC’s

Music fans are excited to welcome back a visiting muso, and friend to many, Tennyson King – who spent some time here in the Whitsundays with the musical community in 2017.

Returning for the third time this year, Tennyson will be here all Christmas and says he is looking forward to reconnecting with some old friends and playing good music with good people.

Originally from Hong Kong, Tennyson moved to Canada when he was just eight years old and is inspired by travelling and sharing his culture with others.

He arrived in Australia earlier this year and performed at the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival with his band before embarking on a solo adventure, doing gigs on the Gold Coast and now finally coming to the Whitsundays in time for Christmas.

Renowned for his “super chilled” music, Tennyson says that many have compared him to Jack Johnson.

Sharing stories of adventure and travels with the audience while strumming electrifying guitar sounds paired with silky vocal lines, Tennyson brings a rock and roll infusion, partnered with earthy roots and blues, all subtly laced together with psychedelic ear candy.

His pathway to music wasn’t always easy though, in fact Tennyson remembers having to take classical piano lessons as a child and viewing music more like homework than fun.

When his sister got him into radio, however, Tennyson heard bands like Nirvana and the Smashing Pumpkins and felt inspired to pick up a guitar, discovering a true passion for playing music.

For the past four years he has been constantly touring the world and has been given the name ‘nomadic musician’ having travelled throughout Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand and South America.

During his career Tennyson has performed with notable acts such as Paul Dempsey, Paul Woseen, Yirrmal, Geoff Achison, Clare Bowditch, Bashar Murad, Basia Bulat, Whitehorse, Sloan, Elliot Broode and The Jerry Cans.

This current Australian tour is timed to coincide with the release of his latest album – ‘Good Company’ and he has recently put out a remix by an Australian DJ.

You can catch Tennyson King live at KC’s and Magnums in the run-up to Christmas.

Quick Quiz:

Favourite song: Under the Bridge by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Musician you would most like to perform with: Jack Johnson

Last song you listened to: Alicia Keyes – If I Ain’t got You

WHAT: Tennyson King

KC’s: December 20 and 21

MAGNUMS: December 23

Tennyson King is coming to the Whitsundays for Christmas

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