The Kings of Cool are from the small town of Ballyshannon in Co. Donegal, Ireland.
Michael Christie, singer-songwriter and producer is the driving force of the band, along with long-time friends, songwriters, and established musicians, Jason Kelly and Stephen Gallager.
The band writes songs individually and collectively, mainly in the classic guitar pop tradition with added shades of country and jazz. Influences include The Beatles, Nick Lowe, Waylon Jennings, Steely Dan, Squeeze, and The Eagles among others.
In their time, Michael and the others have toured all over Europe and have played in venues including The Olympia and the Bataclan in Paris, The Zwarte Cross Festival in Holland, and Moods Rock and Blues Venue in Monaco. They also shared the stage with ZZ Top, Super Tramp, Status Quo, Alan Parsons Project, and more.
Back in Ireland, the band has clocked up a number of TV appearances, including The Late Late Show, and radio airplay on stations all over the country, both regional and on RTE Radio 1 and 2FM. There have also been newspaper and magazine reviews in The Sunday World, The Irish Independent, and Hot Press.
The Kings of Cool are continually writing and recording new music and have built up a large body of new songs. A number of singles have been released and were well received both on radio and social media platforms. They are presently gearing up to launch a new album "Angels In Disguise" online in October 2023. Signed copies of the CD with a personal message will be available from the shop on the website.
The band was already established as a live attraction before the pandemic, and in May 2023 they finally left the recording studio for a couple of sell out live gigs in their hometown. Watch out for news of some further live concerts soon!!