Tennyson King
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Tennyson King

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF | AFM

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Alternative Folk




"Review - Tennyson King"

Toronto, ON based musician/composer/producer known as Tennyson King has released his self-titled EP and it features five great songs, that I feel highly confident in recommending to you.

“You and Me” starts the release off with a relaxing vibe, which I am a big fan of. Tennyson King’s vocals are calming and inviting. The EP continues to impress as it plays on. “On The Line” is the third song, and would have to be the standout, at least in my mind. I can’t get enough of this track, which is about “choosing to live your life in a way where you’re putting everything on the line.”

“Barry’s Bay” is the other song that really spoke to me, which is said to be an ode to the small town on the edge of Algonquin Park. I found myself singing along with this song almost immediately, and feel that fans of most genres would find themselves enjoying this track.

Although this EP leaves you wanting more, it’s a great introduction to Tennyson King, and I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed the five songs featured on the release.

Rating: 4.5/5 - Canadian Beats

"You and Me - New Video By Tennyson King"

With his roots in the land of Mississauga, the Toronto rock and roll artist TENNYSON KING creates intriguing masterpieces that have stratified, lush landscapes and 1970s psychedelic rock sensibility, all shining with modernity.

He is now announcing a new video ( directed by Toronto’s Lubormir Arsov — The Peanuts Movie, Ice Age 5 ) for his track titled You and Me.

We had a listen:

This number is smooth and quiet and mutters softly with a wistful longing.

A certain amount of emotional turmoil is hinted at — the agitation is barely palpable — but above all, there is a sense of inner calm.

Streamlets of wonderful vibrations fill the palette, while petite movements establish the rhythms.

The tones & shadows, the light and shade… are glimpsed through a forest of sound…

Meanwhile, a delicate voice curls up and nestles in the woodpile.

This is dew eyed, trusting and innocent. - Raw Ramp

"Laura Brown (CBC Radio - The Signal)"

"Great arrangements and very thoughtful music. There is a very straight ahead, forthright quality to his song writing - which is lovely" - CBC

"Liz Trevaskis - ABC Radio"

“Tennyson King delivers gentle rolling rhythms, that also manage to feel crisp and sharp. Is it the breath of fresh Toronto air that adds an edge? I’m not sure – but it’s definitely cool!” - Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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Tennyson King is a international touring act from Canada having performed with notable Canadian acts such as Whitehorse, Sloan, Elliot Broode, and Blackie and The Rodeo Kings.  He has been featured on national media platforms such as CP24, CTV, CHCH, and Rogers TV.  The debut EP has been on high rotation on college, community and CBC radio stations and has charted top 10 on many regions in Canada.  

In 2016 he performed at festivals such as Canadian Music Week, Winter Folk Festival, Taste of Danforth, China Town Festival, was nominated for the 2016 Emerging Music Award at the Mississauga Arts Council as well as signing a distribution deal with MusicDishChina for all of China.  

In 2017 Tennyson King embarked on his first Australian Tour which spanned for four months – highlights include performances at Yackandandah Folk Festival, MONA and Burke & Wills Festival and performances with Paul Dempsey, Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Yirrmal, and Brad Marr (MASSIVE).  Currently on his second Australian tour that spans for 4 months with over 50 shows.  His style of rock and roll is infused with earthy roots and blues while subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy.  It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

2018 will see Tennyson back in the studio recording his second album followed by album release tours in Canada, China, Australia and Europe.

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