The Kid Colling Cartel

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The Kid Colling Cartel - Blues Blues Rock Pop Jazz Rock Live Act in Clervaux

The Kid Colling Cartel Short Info

It’s with ingenuity, passion and a contagious energy both powerful and delicate that Kid Colling embodies the world of “Modern Blues”: a mix of classic blues enriched with rock, jazz, funk and pop music. Influenced by guitarists such as BB King, Lucky Peterson, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford, Colling expresses the “Roots” by the warmth and the generosity of his sound and guitar play – not without adding a jazzy touch that livens up his performance. It’s his creative approach to music as well as the groove and the catchy melodies that get him noticed in the world of blues.

Kid Colling is a Colombian-Luxembourgish singer-songwriter and guitarist. From an early age he was drawn by the magical sounds of the Mississippi blues and the rhythm and swing of the big bands: the blues had touched his soul. At age 16, he got his first guitar and immediately knew that music will be his life. Colling is a graduate from the American School of Modern Music in Paris where he discovered jazz music and learned from such greats as Peter Giron, Rick Margitza, Manuel Rocheman or Christopher Culpo. Colling is constantly looking for collaborations and projects in order to broaden his musical horizons. After singing with Marly Marques in a rhythm & blues band and playing the guitar for the harmonica player Dave White, he works since 2014 with the American folk-blues singer Ilene Barnes.

In 2012, Colling founded his band The Kid Colling Cartel which plays mostly Colling’s own compositions and ventures into different genres such as jazz, rock, funk and even pop music, but without ever denying their blues roots. Numerous concerts in Luxembourg, France and Belgium enabled The Kid Colling Cartel to make a name for itself as a Modern Blues band. In 2014, Colling released his debut EP “Tomorrow’s Far Away”, which received critical and public acclaim. Also in 2014, he won with the Cartel the So Blues Price (Europa Jazz) at the “Tremplin Blues’’ of the RDV de l’Erdre Festival in Nantes (F). A full-length album is planned for September 2016.

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It’s with ingenuity, passion and a contagious energy both powerful and delicate that Kid Colling embodies the world of “Modern Blues”: a mix of classic blues enriched with rock, jazz, funk and pop music. Influenced by guitarists such as BB King, Lucky Peterson, Larry Carlton and Robben Ford, Colling expresses the “Roots” by the warmth and the generosity of his sound and guitar play – not without adding a jazzy touch that livens up his performance. It’s his creative approach to music as well as the groove and the catchy melodies that get him noticed in the world of blues.

Kid Colling is a Colombian-Luxembourgish singer-songwriter and guita...

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Discography The Kid Colling Cartel

  • 2014 Tomorrow's Far Away EP | G-Minor Records

Media

  • Video IMEP 2015 Kid Colling Quartet
  • Sound I Don't Care
  • Sound Late Night Blues
  • Sound The Blues Got Me First

Origin

  • Clervaux LU

Founded

  • 2012

Members

  • Kid Colling guitar, vocals
  • Vincent Charrue keyboard
  • David Franco bass
  • Florian Pons drums

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