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The Kings of Marigold were put on this earth to showcase the finest music ever created. They exist for the purpose of energizing a weekend crowd with new takes on off-the-beaten-path classics. They are the band you didn't know you needed.
The seeds of the Marigolds were planted back in the early 90's when Gustavo and Gregg met at a local college and started disagreeing about music. Thus, a lifelong friendship was born. Over a decade later, Gregg and Gustavo met drummer/vocalist David Counts and had finally met another person with whom to fight about music.
That said, the trio nonetheless found common ground in The Beatles, and The Stones, The Kinks, The Beach Boys, The Eagles, and David Bowie. They still clash about music from the 90's which would seem like their musical wheelhouse. But they stuck to what brought them together and started exploring the classics.
What sets them apart is the spanning of eras: these are kids of the 80's and punks of the 90's playing songs from the 60's and 70's (and 80's and 90's, etc.) but bringing a modern youthful element to the chemistry. This is not a juke box band. They've been asked on bills with the newest alternative bands, they've performed at countless festivals and revivals. They've been requested for private parties and continue to be showcased at local venues again and again. As one promoter put it, "These guys make the classics sound fresh, like they've been put through a filter. I wouldn't label them a 'tribute band' or even a 'cover band.' They just make great music and bring it every single time."
The R.A.T. Pack
“I love this band! Their enthusiastic renditions of classic tunes are refreshing and fun, and that’s what a great live show is supposed to be!”
Owner/Operator, Get Some Entertainment USA
General Manager, River Watch Restaurant
"These guys do Beatles and Stones tunes better than anyone I've seen in a long time."
Event Coordinator, Old-Glory Harley Davidson
“I’ve hired them several times for events at our dealership and they always rock it!!! Thanks, guys!!!”
Owner, Haydee's Restaurant
"We've never had a band that got as many people out of the chairs and on to the dance floor. We love the Kings!"