Wednesday, September 11, 2013, Kingsize performed an emotionally charged show at the Roxy in Hollywood.
The band consisting of Jason Thomas Gordon, lead singer and drummer, Matt Del Vecchio, bass player and Cary Beare, guitarist, has quickly become a force on the Southern California music scene despite a few setbacks in the past.
Live, the band sounds more refined then ever. Their sound is the perfect tribute to 70is rock with a mixture of classic rock n’ roll and post punk. Although some of their songs sounds like progressions from the past this new album called All These Machines features some exciting songs like Heart Surgery, The Technocratic, Overdome and Ambien which sound romantic and defiant with their catchy electric guitar solo or some great vocals.
Kingsize has come far since they first hit the music scene. They have written the theme song for the CBS sitcom Gary Unmarried and are featured on the soundtrack of Philip G. Flores’ award-winning film The Wheeler Boys. Their song “Rabbits” was recently added to 32 Clear Channel stations from Nikki Sixx’s radio show The Six Sense, and “Sweetheart, I’m Only Stopping to Start” just earned a spot in the new Robert DeNiro movie Freelancers co-starring Forest Whitaker and 50 Cent.
But, their most important achievement is the huge part the band plays in the lives of children battling cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Music Gives to St. Jude Kids is a new campaign created by Jason with the sole purpose of raising money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through music-based initiatives. Jason’s grandfather, Danny Thomas, founded the hospital in 1962. So far, Music Gives to St. Jude Kids. That has given Kingsize the chance to partner with artists like Sheryl Crow, Kings of Leon, and Stone Temple Pilots and has garnered the sponsorship of both Live Nation and Ticketmaster to name a few.
So despite false starts, chaos, heartbreak, and setbacks, the band now definitely shows some guts with this new album All These Machines and proves individual enough to take on the music world with eight cylinders blasting.
All These Machines should be just the ticket to propel these guys to the top of the heap. But, all that matters to them right now is that they’re somewhere new. They’ve made it here together. "And besides that, there’s still nothing like a good fight." Long live Rockn'roll!!
Published on Sep 13, 2013