King River Rising at The Penny Black


The Penny Black

420 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia


Nestled within the heart of Sydney Road in the old Brunswick GPO, The Penny Black aims to keep everyone happy - lazy afternoon sippers, fresh homestyle dinners, local bands, and a lazy weekend atmosphere.

Event details

Hot from their EP launch and a run of Sydney shows, King River Rising are set to play at The Penny Black providing a night packed full of Reggae, Funk and Blues. After releasing their first EP titled "Lucid" in June, the boys have enjoyed community radio airplay accross the country and gigs far away from their home-base in Melbourne. LUCID EP - Meeting in Melbourne from all over Australia (Darwin, Fish Creek and Shepperton), this crossover of musical experiences has resulted in an exciting convergence of flavor – sometimes crooning – sometimes intense – but always leaving the crowd wanting more. Often compared to artists such as Sublime, John Mayer and The Black Seeds, King River Rising draw from the four out of five player’s deep roots in Rock; while putting their own spin on front man Ward Hancock’s love of Reggae music. Through constant gigging the boys have earned a reputation of dedicated working musos, tirelessly performing on many nights throughout the week, regularly playing in Melbourne’s Northern suburbs and CBD. With fantastic live shows that have resulted in great crowd reactions and countless encores, the constant work has resulted in a tight, polished set that’s seen many forms - one that’s set to take the Australian Reggae scene by storm. FREE ENTRY