Having grown up in the tough, migrant, working-class northern suburbs of South Australia in the sixties and seventies, King was exposed to the musical tastes of other British migrants - names such as Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan, Howling Wolf, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson. He later earned a living as a truck driver, storeman, salesman, teacher and labourer and has drawn upon this myriad of experiences as fodder for his songwriting.
'With a few stories, guitar and half a drum kit, Tony J King creates a ramshackle music that has its roots in the street-corner blues and folk of the forties. Urban blues, half-truths, dark gospel and random fascinations are represented in quirky musical tales honed from a pre-occupation with the unusual, the exotic and the downright
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