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aKING is a melodic Pop-Rock band hailing from the suburb of Bellville in Cape Town, South Africa. They were formed when Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter from Fokofpolisiekar, teamed up with friends Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie van Halen, combining their their creative forces in making music that expresses their shared experiences and influences.Read More...
aKING is an audio diary of life and survival in the suburbs. Expect uncompromising, focused energy. Sing-along alternative country-inspired songs and Classic Rock anthems are at the order of the day. The tongue-in-cheek and cynical, yet sometimes sentimental lyrics are mixed with an infectious, positive energy to accurately describe the strange contrast of their unique socio-political situation. aKING is a band with unlimited aspirations, but totally aware and in-tune with where they come from.
Being members of Fokofpolisiekar, Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter need no introduction to the South African Music scene. Fokofpolisiekar has revolutionized Afrikaans rock music by challenging and shifting rigid Afrikaans mindsets. Controversial as they are perceived to be, Fokofpolisiekar has written themselves into the history books of Afrikaans Music with their fiery reign of excellent musicianship, relevant intelligent lyrics and larger than life live performances. FPK has won numerous awards including a SAMA for Best Afrikaans Rock album for “Swanesang” and they have opened commercial doors for Afrikaans rock music by being the first Afrikaans band to have tracks play-listed on national commercial radio station 5fm.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Safe As Houses - 15,816 plays
- Against All Odds - 9,522 plays
- Know Your Bones - 7,943 plays
- You And I - 8,158 plays
- Fork in the road - 5,447 plays
- The Dance - 8,819 plays
- The Heart Of A Fool - 5,365 plays
- Gentile Gentleman - 5,024 plays
- The Wishing Well - 4,582 plays
- Blood Or Glitter - 4,635 plays