It all starts with the songs. Songs that move. Songs that sway, swoon, soar, lift your soul, and most of all, make you want to sing them again and again.
With a sound reminiscent of Snow Patrol, Travis, Mute Math & Coldplay, Vic Kingsley
masters the epic, sing-along chorus while keeping their musical integrity intact. The Group is comprised of Jon Draper who plays bass and backup vocals, Luke Moellman on drums, keys and backup vocals, Ethan Carlson on guitars, & Vic Kingsley on lead vocals, guitars, keys and harmonica
Formed in the summer of 2007, when Vic began recording what was to be known as the Seven Keys EP, the band came together due to the demand for a live show. Since then Kingsley has played at many of South Florida’s best music venues and opened for recording artists Hellogoodbye. The band went back into the studio during Winter 2007 and completed the remainder of their full-length album entitled “These Frequencies”, which is being released April 2008. Behind the board again was Producer, Engineer, & Mixer Ethan Carlson.
The next few months will be busy, as the band hosts their CD Release Party followed by a special performance at this year’s Sunfest Music Festival, alongside The Black Crowes, John Legend, Fergie & more. Then, Kingsley hits NYC with two special showcases at the Bitter End in late May, before returning to start work on their follow-up EP.
“I really enjoy writing about strong emotions, whether they're happy or sad," says Miami native singer/songwriter Vic Garcia, known musically as Vic Kingsley. "I write about a break-up, and try to disguise some of the lines with vague insight, but you'll feel the power of the sadness. I write un-obvious love songs about finding love with a strong sentiment and no clichéd lyrics."The 24-year-old musician believes his musical path in life was fated from an early age. A Beatles-fanatic uncle encouraged Kingsley as a child to join in his Beatles covers, with Kingsley belting out the best Lennon-McCartney songs."My uncle was the first to instill that love of music in me," says Kingsley, who still proclaims himself to be a huge fan and collector of The Beatles. "I was also really into Michael Jackson's music... the melody, the sound and the dancing aspect, but when I hit 13 and really fell for The Beatles, it opened up a door" for more rock music to fill his young life.
Among the songs on Vic Kingsley's upcoming 2008 full-length debut, "Missing You Tonight" offers a dreamy, acoustic guitar strum with a soulful harmonica solo over a lovelorn ballad. "Last Satellite" continues the lyrical wordplay on top of driving, modern alternative rock musical propulsion. Kingsley's emotional voice carries "Take You Home," a jangly rocker that could easily stand alongside the best of R.E.M. and Elvis Costello. "Undercover" serves itself up as the perfect example of Kingsley's vague but emotionally powerful lyrical disguises:
“The TV plays our favorite songs/but black and white the words seem wrong”.
"Undercover" in particular is one of Kingsley's most veiled songs - it is both heartbreaking and casual at the same time, but simmering under the surface with regret and sadness. "I'm into very realistic writing, but I like to cover up a lot of the emotions with words - they're still there, you just have to uncover them."
Each song on “These Frequencies” features Kingsley's unique lyrical insight, seasoned voice and a musical mix that is equal parts guitar, piano and uplifting rock & roll.