“Common Kings produce phenomenal pop hits with rock, reggae, R&B and classic soul influences. Lead singer JR King (Hawaii/Samoa), guitarist Taumata Grey (Samoa), bassist Ivan Kirimaua (Fiji/Kiribati), and drummer Jerome Taito (Tonga) grew up in dynamic households filled with vibrant passion for music. The Kings individual musical journeys were inspired by artists like Musiq Soulchild, Raphael Saadiq, D’Angelo, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Jim Croce, Michael Jackson, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Gypsy Kings, Earth Wind & Fire, Maroon 5 and many traditional artists from the islands. The band’s resulting original sound is a collection of these varied musical and cultural inspirations orchestrated into an array of head-rocking beats, feel-good rhythms, and emotional fervor.”
Gotta love what’s coming out the islands these days, one of my fav tracks from them, “Fly” sounding very John Legend inspired, but beautiful none the less. 2nd track a nice island breeze “wade in your water” to add to summer memories.