KING LEIN - pub entertainer
After several years in the hectic New York music life playing
from blues, punk and rock, and touring around America with for
example The Rolling Stones, KING LION became tired of the "Big
moved in l988 to Stockholm.
Now its Scandinavia's turn to be
In 1989 he released his first album on Warner Bros.
Under the name "NEON LEON" Artificial Stimulation.
on this album his friends from New York MICK JAGGER and CLEM
BRUKE from BLONDIE participated among others.
He has also been
touring Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with "REGGAE
MESSENGER" The name NEON LEON was dropped in 199l and changed
to the name we know today KING LION. KING LION had a new manager
The style was changed, and the band put aside for a solo career.
With a strong new image, the single GYPSY WOMAN" was
released in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and France on CNR Records.
The Single smoked in The Swedish hit list at NO.3 and in Denmark
at NO8 !
The next year followed the single CAN'T HELP FALLING
IN LOVE WITH YOU, which did'nt have the same chance because UB
40 had the same idea.
In the meantime the publics ears were opened
up for this American singer and toaster, who's family was split
between New Jersey and Jamaica. Actually there aren't many days
in a year that go by that KING LION's name doesn't pop up on
a poster, somewhere in Scandinavia.
One warm spring day in 1999
KING LION's managers phone rang.
HIP CAT Studio in Kolding, Denmark
had a problem. The music was recorded, but the words, title and
vocal were missing.
KING LION went to the studio the same day,
and they were home, along with the female vocals of MARIA HECT
from 'SOUND OF SEDUCTION', he had created a new hit, and anew
epoch for KING LION had begun.
Dance Production team DAN TRIBE
composer of KENN THE KILLER" (from
DR.BAKER), RONNIE "NME" VEILER and MICHAEL, SKOUBOE.
together with KING LION brought to us the summer hit I LOVE THE
I LOVE THE MELODY" was released in more than 60
countries and a hit in many oft these.
In the spring of l995 a new single
was released. THIS IS MY LIFE written by the famous danish singer
KIM LARSEN. It became Danish Radio Hit No.1.
In the summer of 1995 the album/CD IT'S
GOOD TO BE THE KING was released along with the double single
AL NIGHT LONG and MONTEGO BAY. Once Again the rest of the world
showed big interest !
is not widely known is 'I HATE THE MELODY' with KENN THE KILLER,
JUMP DOWN WITH NME3 and 'WILD, WILD, WHISTLE' with TEQUILA were
all sung by KING LION for D.P.D., SONY MUSIC.,
To make it
short and sweet, we can say he's a great musician and entertainer,
who has many strings to play upon, He ususally goes with his
playback show together with the two beautiful models, singers
and dancers SOLVEIG (from SKORE KAJ) and CAROLINE.
it's also very important to keep contact wiht the man on the
street. Therfor he takes his guitar under his arm and tours internationally
with his KING LION UNPLUGGED SHOW.
In 1998 he
toured with THE SKY JUICE BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY SHOW.
Germany has now begun to open it's eyes for KING LION, which
has resulted in a string of jobs in 1999.
Right now KING LION
is working hard on e new CD Album for spring release...,