Today, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Christone “Kingfish” Ingram announces his third album, Live In London. The album was recorded on June 6, 2023, in front of a sweaty, sold-out, standing-room-only crowd at the famous UK club, The Garage. Live In London is the guitar-driven live album Kingfish’s fans around the world have been clamouring for since they first watched him perform as a teenager on YouTube.
Live In London will be available in double CD and double vinyl formats on October 13. Both the CD and LP will include the concert’s encore performances as bonus tracks. Filmed at the concert, a video of the first single from Live In London, the previously unrecorded track ‘Midnight Heat’, also premieres today.
Ingram’s forthcoming album features 17 songs, with tracks including material from his two studio albums (2019’s GRAMMY-nominated debut, Kingfish, and 2021’s GRAMMY-winning 662). Live In London also includes two new potent, original songs, ‘Midnight Heat’ and ‘Mississippi Night’, as well as a blistering version of Michael “Iron Man” Burks’ ‘Empty Promises’. Singing with the deepest soul feeling and playing guitar with searing, organic intensity, Kingfish immediately draws fans in via his explosive set opener ‘She Calls Me Kingfish’. From the reworked, funk-inspired ‘Hard Times’ to the tender tribute to his late mother, ‘Rock & Roll’, to the electric encore, ‘Long Distance Woman’ (one of the two bonus tracks), Live In London takes the listener on an unforgettable, exhilarating ride.
“This album is a short lifetime in the making,” says Kingfish. “I’ve long had an interest in recording a live album and I finally felt the timing was right. Not only do I have a deeper catalogue of music to choose from, but I also have been extensively touring with my band. Both of which truly made recording a live album smooth. Sprinkle in the opportunity to perform in a city I love, it’s all a no-brainer and something that makes me deeply proud.”
Live In London captures Kingfish’s lightning in a bottle. It’s an onstage snapshot of the young singer, songwriter, and guitarist creating musical magic in real-time, leaving his listeners spellbound and always wanting more.
Live In London will be available in double CD and double vinyl formats on Friday, October 13