The Four King Cousins Reunite for First Concert in Three Decades
The Four King Cousins featuring Tina Cole (My Three Sons), the dynamic vocal quartet who captivated audiences on television for more than two decades on The Tonight Show, The Hollywood Palace, The Jonathan Winters Show, and on their family's classic musical variety series The King Family Show, amongst countless other appearances, have reunited for a special concert performance in support of their new retrospective CD release, More Today Than Yesterday: Classic Songs of the 60's & 70's. The 'King Cousins' new multimedia concert showcase will have its world premiere performance, Wednesday, November 6, at Los Angeles' famed Catalina Jazz Club, under the musical direction of Troy Dexter.
The Four King Cousins' concert reunion will commemorate the 45th anniversary of their first album release, Capitol Records, Introducing the Four King Cousins. The memory-filled concert tapestry will feature songs from their recent CD, which The Second Disc reviewed as "sweet and sublimely sung," their television work, and classic hits from a starry list of renowned lyricists and composers including Marilyn & Alan Bergman, Paul Williams, Hoagy Carmichael, Carole King, Jimmy Webb and Brian Wilson. A concert highlight is certain to be the 'King Cousins' special video enhanced tribute to their mothers - Grammy nominated vocal greats The King Sisters.
The show, which follows on the heels of the group's new music video, "I Couldn't Live Without Your Love," will be interspersed with dazzling video clips culled from The King Family's personal archive, which illuminate the Four King Cousins' musical journey - a journey that has taken them from recording sessions with Doris Day & Frank Sinatra, and sharing the stage on television with entertainment greats including Bobby Darin, Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald, to concert performances at famed venues including The Hollywood Bowl.
Following their Catalina Jazz Club debut, the Four King Cousins, plan to tour their show throughout the United States and Canada, with additional performances to be announced. Their CD is now available at CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, and at the group's official website, www.fourkingcousins.com.
The CD and concert performance are produced by Polly O. Entertainment, the Emmy-winning team of Shane Rosamonda and Rene Reyes, whose television work includes the PBS musical documentaries Mitzi Gaynor: Razzle Dazzle! The Special Years, Christmas with the King Family, and The Lennon Sisters: Same Song, Separate Voices; and the acclaimed international stage production, Razzle Dazzle! My Life Behind the Sequins starring legendary entertainer Mitzi Gaynor.
The Four King Cousins are a dynamic multifaceted vocal group who's dazzling four-part harmonies catapulted them to fame as acclaimed recording and concert artists, and popular performers on television; where they shared the stage with a star-studded list of entertainers including Ella Fitzgerald, Jonathan Winters, Ray Charles, Don Rickles and Phyllis Diller. Their 2013 retrospective CD release, More Today Than Yesterday, features classic interpretations of the hits of the 60's and 70's.
They made their individual professional television debuts in 1964, along with their talented mothers, Grammy-nominated recording artists The King Sisters, as part of the extended family of musical performers known as The King Family.
Establishing themselves as popular vocalists, they joined the cast of NBC's popular "Kraft Summer Music Hall" during the summer of 1966 and later appeared on virtually every musical variety and talk shows of the day including, "The Hollywood Palace", and "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson." They became regular guest-star performers on CBS' "The Jonathan Winters Show," and headlined the King Family's second ABC television variety series, while also starring in 17 acclaimed King Family specials which became an annual holiday TV institution.
Their debut Capital Records album, "Introducing the Four King Cousins," was released in 1968. Upon its CD release in 2006, a new generation of fans discovered the album, deeming it a "sunshine pop masterpiece," while respected Indie-Music website Dusty Groove reviewed it as "a sublime blend of vocals and lightly snapping rhythms that's totally outta site!"
As concert artists, they have appeared at top nightclubs, and concert halls throughout the world including engagements at the Hollywood Bowl, the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas, annual appearances at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, and international concerts in Canada, Tahiti, France, and throughout Japan where they toured following the release of their second album, The Way We Were.
Lead singer Tina Cole also established herself as a popular actress, starring as "Katie Douglas" (wife of Don Grady's "Robbie") for five seasons on the iconic series "My Three Sons."
In 2009, the group was featured on the popular PBS television special & DVD, "Christmas with the King Family." The Four King Cousins have just embarked upon a special series of reunion concert appearances, bringing their fabled magic to audiences around the country.