The pop/rock trio, King The Kid have released a brand new cover song and music video for “Beat It” by Michael Jackson. The band is notorious for their wildly successful cover hits such as the Miley Cyrus “Wrecking Ball” cover with over 4 million views and Taylor Swift “22” cover featuring friends: Alex Goot, Sam Tsui, Kurt Schneider, and Against The Current hitting close to 5 million views.
Just last month, King The Kid exclusively premiered their latest single “Last Train” with a lyric video (edited by Nick of For The Foxes) on Billboard co-produced by the band and Adam Sliger.
“It’s about a long-distance relationship, and the final moments of being together before the last goodbye and leaving each other’s side. Being in a band that travels often, we’ve all been there, and the song wrote itself pretty effortlessly.” – King The Kid
King The Kid are gearing up to hit the road again in support of Against The Current on the Sink or Swim tour. For those fans that missed out on the RV party while King The Kid were out with Hollywood Ending will be able to purchase the package starting 4/17. RV Party Tickets include the ultimate VIP Experience (extremely limited capacity):
*Hang out with the band in their RV after the show!
*Polaroid with the band
*Limited edition Tour Laminate (handed out at the party)
*Acoustic performance in the RV
*Hear some of the NEW/UNRELEASED studio recordings!
****RV PARTY TICKET DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION TO THE SHOW****
Those are available for sale here–> http://bit.ly/ATCTOUR
Hailing from Florida, Washington, and Peru, King The Kid bring a melting pot of culture and sound to their music. The trio, comprised of Ricky Ficarelli, David Michael Frank, and Jose Mostajo define their style into a culmination of Rock, Pop, Funk, Soul, and Disco.
It was in 2012 that the trio were introduced to one another and King The Kid was formed. The band name is about empowering yourself, and represents that anyone can work really hard to make your dreams come a reality. With a positive mindset, King The Kid aim to inspire fans to work hard for their goals and to never give up. Ficarelli further expands by stating, “The most powerful aspect of being a musician is the ability to connect with people. Music has such a therapeutic quality and can evoke any emotion.”
In December 2012, King The Kid set out to release their self-produced debut album, Start Something, featuring singles “We Are The Ones,” “Marionette,” and “Tale of a Secret Admirer.” Immediately following the release, King The Kid embarked on their first full US tour selling out all 35 dates earning them the winner of Hot Topic Battle of The Bands over 500 acts. With little time to spare, King The Kid wrapped up 2012 with a bang and began preparing for a year full of new adventures.
2013, was a year for King The Kid. To kick things off, the triad released a series of cover tracks on YouTube with songs such as “Now” by Paramore, “Brave” by Action Item, “Somewhere in Neverland” by All Time Low, and “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis earning them a more broader fanbase. As the buzz began to build, King The Kid were offered the opportunity of a lifetime to open for Pop Singer/Songwriter from Poughkeepsie, Alex Goot on a full US and Canadian tour. To further promote the tour, King the Kid enlisted in friends, Alex Goot, Sam Tsui, Kurt Schneider, and Against The Current for a unique rock twist to the highly popular “22” by Taylor Swift. But it wasn’t until the band released “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus that their name would be put in the spotlight, earning over 3.7 million views to date. Billboard.com even claimed their parody one of the top 10 Hilarious Clips Even Billy Rae Would Love. Idolator stated, “The band actually does a really good job transforming Miley’s power ballad into a perky pop/rock song.”
It’s no surprise that this band is already buzzing in 2014. King The Kid currently have a sophomore album with producer Adam Sliger, full US and Canadian tour with the UK Pop/Rock band Hollywood Ending, and a slew of new singles and covers in the works. To keep up to date with all things King The Kid head over to KingTheKid.com.
To keep up with King The Kid follow them at:
- King The Kid to release 'Breakaway' EP Jun.24
- King The Kid announce new single, Hollywood Ending Tour and Exclusive Fan Studio Day
- King The Kid release lyric video for 'Last Train'
- Tour News: King The Kid announce tour with Against The Current in May/June
- Sporty-O & Kissaya release Trapped Out Bootleg of Michael Jackson 'Leave Me Alone'
- Spotlight: London-based emo/rock band KidBrother releases teaser for debut single 'Angst'