Kings Go Forth
Kings Go Forth After spending years lamenting the lack of soulful vocal harmonies in the deep funk revival, Andy Noble (owner of Lotus Land Records in Milwaukee, WI) decided to bring back the sounds of the '70s. In 2007, Kings Go Forth was born, pulling together some of the best talent Milwaukee had to offer. The ten-piece lineup consisted of Noble on bass, Dan Flynn (guitar), Jeremy Kuzniar (drums), Dave Cusma (trombone), Jed Groser (trumpet), Dave Wake (keyboards), Cecilio Negron, Jr. (percussion), and singers Danny Fernandez, Matt Nordberg, and Black Wolf. Putting their own twist on the funk/soul revivalism of Sharon Jones and Amy Winehouse, the band uses their trio of singers to resurrect the classic vocal harmonies of Philly soul. The band quickly became the darlings of their local music scene, and after releasing a couple of 7" singles, signed to David Byrne's Luaka Bop label. In 2010, Kings Go Forth released their full-length debut, The Outsiders Are Back.