The King Stones

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“Indie princess Gabriella Reno brings soulful poetry and outsize ambition to the music scene”
- Tallawah Magazine

“A captivating soundscape that reflects the subtle nuances of each style incorporated”
- Jamaica Gleaner

“A voice which caresses and warms the soul”
- Il Giornale di Vicenza

The King Stones are Gabriella Reno and Samuele Vivian, born in Kingston, (Jamaica) and Venice, (Italy). Based between Berlin and Kingston, they have gained notoriety for their memorable live performances, dazzling audiences with their mesmerizing stage presence.

The King Stones live show is a journey between sensitive soul music and energy packed jamaican grooves where the public is constantly and interactively involved. Fusing reggae with soul and singer-songwriter elements, they create beautiful, evocative and uplifting songs. Their unique mix of influences allowed them to play on a broad scope of settings, from international festival stages to intimate acoustic concerts.

They write songs about the love, freedom, their life as world citizens and the roads that lead from playing it safe to putting it all on the line. Through engaging melodies and openhearted life stories, they infect any crowd with a powerful positive good feeling.

The King Stones performed numerous live concerts in Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland, Denmark, France, Croatia and the Carribean. In theaters, clubs and internartional Festivals such as Landshut music Festival, National Stadium Marley Celebration, Vicenza Jazz Festival, Uldum Gademusik Festival, Ars Independent Festival, Barocksaal Rostock, Berlin Bodemuseum and The Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival for a public of 30.000 people. They’ve won a prize as best female fronted band at the Landshut Music Festival 2015 as well as being selected by Flux FM amongst 3 top act for Berlin City of Sound.

They supported Toni Braxton and Chrisette Michelle for their jamaican concerts, and will showcase their talent in 2018 on the new season of the acclaimed Jamaican Live music TV series Jussbuss Acoustic.

They have already garnered considerable success with their song Love You to Bumboclat from their first auto produced EP Round and Round. With over 1.2 million Youtube views, they have received radioplay from the likes of RJR 94 FM, Flux FM, Megajamz, Kool 97FM, News Talk 93 FM, Radio Sherwood, Bess 100FM and Radio Regio as well as support from publications and TV channels such as TVJ, CVM Tv, Joiz TV, The Jamaica Gleaner, Tallawah Magazine, The Observer, Moz, il Giornale di Vicenza and Torino Today.

The show is characterized by Gabriella’s voice, with its warm tones and bluesy phrasings, she’s capable of guiding the audience through an emotional journey with the spellbinding dreamy atmosphere reminiscing the likes of Sade, Corinne Bailey Rae and Tracy Chapman.

One of the most interesting aspects of their live is Samuele’s magistral fusion of acoustic guitars and live loop layers. The guitarist’s past collaboration as session guitarist for Grammy winning artists such as Buena Vista Social, Sean Paul, Antonio Sanchez, Shaggy and the Marley brothers plays a foundamental role. His guitar arrangements are carefully balanced, they give depth and help build a rich and colorful performance. 

Their new Album “Not a ting!” is set to bring a breath of fresh air into the Jamaican music scene. Set to be released in June 2018 in collaboration with violinist Jansen Folkers (Chilly Gonzales, Kaiser Quartett) and music veterans Grammy winners Sly & Robbie on drum and bass.

“Indie princess Gabriella Reno brings soulful poetry and outsize ambition to the music scene”
- Tallawah Magazine

“A captivating soundscape that reflects the subtle nuances of each style incorporated”
- Jamaica Gleaner

“A voice which caresses and warms the soul”
- Il Giornale di Vicenza

The King Stones are Gabriella Reno and Samuele Vivian, born in Kingston, (Jamaica) and Venice, (Italy). Based between Berlin and Kingston, they have gained notoriety for their memorable live performances, dazzling audiences with their mesmerizing stage presence.

The King Stones live show is a journey between sensitive soul music and energy packed ja...

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The King Stones on Tour

  • 12 | 05 | 2018 Noize Fabrik Daiana Lou & The King Stones & One More Than 12 // YAAM Berlin

Past Gigs The King Stones

  • 03 | 2018 Mercure Hotel Berlin City The King Stones LIVE - Mercure Music Experience - Part III
  • 12 | 2017 Teatro Astra Live a Vicenza · The King Stones · Teatro Astra
  • 12 | 2017 Cinema Cappuccini Live a Genova · The King Stones · Cinema Cappuccini
  • 12 | 2017 Teatro Murialdo Live a Torino · The King Stones · Teatro Murialdo
  • 11 | 2017 Nochtspeicher The King Stones · Hamburg · Nochtspeicher
  • 10 | 2017 Barocksaal Rostock Live in Rostock- The King Stones
  • 09 | 2017 Clärchens Ballhaus - Spiegelsaal Live in Berlin - The King Stones
  • 03 | 2017 Redbones Blues Cafe Live in Kingston - The King Stones
  • 12 | 2016 Cinema Patronato Leone XIII Live a Vicenza - The King Stones
  • 12 | 2016 Hauskonzerte Taranto The King Stones - duo live
  • 12 | 2016 Port'Alba Laboratorio urbano giovanile Altamura Altamura Live - The King Stones
  • 11 | 2016 ASSOCIAZIONE CULTURALE AGORA' The King Stones in house concert Agorà , sabato 26 novembre 2016
  • 09 | 2016 Kiez99 LIVE Concert & Recording Session @Kiez99
  • 08 | 2016 East Side Music Days East Side Music Days // BSM STAGE
  • 07 | 2016 Bode-Museum The King Stones - Live in Berlin at Bode Museum
  • 07 | 2016 Kiez99 The King Stones - Live in Berlin at Kiez99

Discography The King Stones

  • 2015 Round and round EP | Stage Time Records

Media

  • Video The King Stones - Lost Gardens
  • Video No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marl...
  • Video The King Stones - Love You ...
  • Video Imagine - John Lennon (The ...
  • Sound Love You To Bumboclat
  • Sound Coming Home
  • Sound Lost Gardens - The King Stones

Fan Radar

15,265 Fans
1,225,941 Views

Origin

  • Berlin DE

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Gabriella Reno Voice, Kalimba
  • Samuele Vivian Guitar, Voce, Loopstation