Almost Kings have been described as Linkin Park meets Beastie Boys on steroids with Eminem as a frontman. After listening, it's apparent that description is spot on. Their sound is a fresh mix of rock, hip hop and energy that is unique to Almost Kings.
Formed in 2008 as a writing project between Bryan Bozeman, former frontman of Atlanta band Crazy Anglos, and Ryan Yunker, formerly of Atlanta band Mandrake Theory, they quickly decided to make the project an actual band and brought in drummer Kevin Compton and bassist Danny Helms, both also of the Crazy Anglos. The band learned quickly that the best way to get it right is to do it yourself...and that's exactly what these guys have done.
Since the group formed, they have performed more than 1,000 shows across the country, developing a loyal and enthusiastic fan base and earning them the reputation as today’s “road warriors.” They have impressed critics and fans alike with the high-energy musical mayhem they throw out to the audience.
In 2009, Almost Kings released their first album, the independently produced “Filthy Nice.” By 2011 they released “The Club Rock EP” and claimed the title of Creative Loafing's “Best Local Rock Act.” Their song “Knockout” is featured on ESPN’s lacrosse broadcasts.
In 2012 the band was named the winner of the CBS contest “Gig of a Lifetime," a contest based on fan voting that had AK up against nearly 1,000 other acts from around the U.S...but their greatest accolade to date was the appearance of Almost Kings at the 54th annual Grammys in Los Angeles, making them the first unsigned act to ever take the stage. “We are so honored by all of the support we have received from our fans from around the country. We could not have won this contest without the AK family,” said Bozeman.
The group has enjoyed sponsorships from a number of companies including Monster Energy, Converse, Paul Reed Smith Guitars, and Dean Markley Strings. The Almost Kings mission is simple - to bring people together for a fun, unforgettable and positive experience which will leave audiences wanting more. An Almost Kings show isn’t just a concert … it’s a party.