The King's Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968. They are named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars. In the United Kingdom, their popularity peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s. Thereafter they began to reach a wider international audience, appearing frequently on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the U.S. In 1987, they were prominently featured as guests on the Emmy Award winning ABC-TV special Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas.
Formed more than twenty years after departing another band he formed (The Enid), Francis Lickerish is back with another talented assemblage of musicians with classic and folk roots, fertile imaginations and an abundance of mature talent. Secret Green has hit the ground running with the well-formed studio release 'To Wake the King' and a live show lineup that features both original material as well as Enid standards. The band's melodic, sometimes medieval instrumental arrangements as well as the angelic vocals of Hilary Palmer make for a rich musical experience.
The undisputed "King of Zydeco," Clifton Chenier was the first Creole to be presented a Grammy award on national television. Blending the French and Cajun 2-steps and waltzes of southwest Louisiana with New Orleans R&B, Texas blues, and big-band jazz, Chenier created the modern, dance-inspiring, sounds of zydeco.