Bio

Evil Emil & King Kongo Cobras [EE&KKC] is a swedish zydeco band, that's been around since the late 90's. Founded in the small town of Arvika, Värmland,  the members are now scattered all over Sweden, getting together for gigs, recordings and occasional rehersals. The bandmembers are well familiar with - and nourishes a great love to - zydeco music. They mention John Delafose, Boozoo Chavis and Cedric Watson as their main influences. With zydeco as a base, and a varity of musical backgrounds and preferences, EE&KKC has managed to create a rather unique sound and approach to the music. To see this band live is an extraordinary experience! Everywhere they play, the audience is struck by the hard swinging grooves, peculiar melodies and brutal singing. Even the most reluctant gradually surrender to the beat, and start moving their feet. There's no chance to stand still when Emil leads his vipers to musical extacy.

Gigs in the past



2018


Feb 10 - Rootnites, Southside Pub - Stockholm

Apr 6 - Grand öl & Mat - Malmö

Apr 7 - de Luxe - Växjö

Aug 4 - A-Bombers Old Style Weekend - Backamo

Aug 25 - Positivparken - Frölunda


2017


July 01 - Tyrolen Rockin Jamboree #2 - Tyrolen, Blädinge

Aug 05 - Private party - Arvika

Aug 19 - Private party - Motala

Sep 1 - Wilmas - Arvika

Sep 2 - Kom Bar - Göteborg


2016


May 07 - Kafé de luxe - Växjö - tickets

Aug 05 - Wilmas - Arvika

Aug 06 - Private party

Sep 17 - Kutens Bensin - Fårö


2015


Feb - Rehearsals - Östergötland

Mar 13 - Rockbåten M/S Harmony - Helsingborg (S)

Mar 14 - Roadrunners - Berlin (D)

July 4 - Not Quite Roots - Fängefors

July 31 - A-Bombers Old Dyle Weekend - Backamo

Aug 7 - Wilmas - Arvika

Aug 8 - Canis Roots Festival - Lysvik

Sep 5 - Rightback MK - Kungälv (S)

Nov 20 - Pygméteatern - Stockholm (S)


2014


Jan 31 - Köket Bar & Restaurang - Uddevalla (S)

Feb 1 - Honkey Tonk Illegal - Göteborg (S)

Apr 12 - Runstavsrocken #3 - Hallstahammar (S)

May 3 - ZydecoZity Festival - Raamsdonksveer (NL)

May 4 - ZydecoZity Festival - Raamsdonksveer (NL)

Aug 16 - Dino's - Mariehamn (FI)

Aug 30 - Private party - Fagerhult


2013


Jan 25 - Rockabilly Mayhem - Trollhättan

Jan 26 - Rock bop and dig it - Tängergården, Enviken

Feb 8 - The Stag In - Hastings (GB)

Feb 9 - 5x acoustic gigs - Hastings (GB)

Feb 9 - Fat Tuesday Zydeco Night - Hastings (GB)

Jun 28 - Häng Bar - Malmö

Jun 29 - Race 61 - Berlin (D)

Aug 2 - Wilmas - Arvika

Aug 3 - Private party

Sep 21 - Fårönatta - Kutens Bensin, Fårö

Nov 9 - Tiki Beat Bar - Regensburg (D)


2012


Jan 28-29 - rehearsals - Motala

Feb 18-19 - studio recording - Arvika

March 10 - Wasabtyggeriet - Borlänge

April 14 - Gamla Bar - Oslo

May 5-6 - Zydecozity Festival - Raamsdonksveer (NL)

June 29 - 19:00 - Arvika Stadsfest - Arvika

June 29 - 22:00 - Wilmas - Arvika

July 7 - Private party - Ostergotland

Aug 11 - Sofia Hogs - Hägerstalund

Sep 29 - Kulturnatten - Norrköping

Nov 10 - Stampen - Stockholm

Dec 1 - Stampen - Stockholm


2011


May 20 - Motala Bluesklubb - Motala

May 21 - Pub Stampen - Stockholm

Aug 4 - A-Bombers Old Style Weekend - Backamo, Uddevalla

Aug 5 - A-Bombers Old Style Weekend - Backamo, Uddevalla

Aug 6 - Kutens Bensin - Fårö

Sep 6 -w. Bergen Mandoln Band@ Brättne Brygga - Arvika


2010


January 26 - 7 sins, Göteborg

April 3 - The Bunny Bonanza, Regent Pub - Stockholm

May 1 - Ballroom Rumble #8 - Nyköping

May 29 - Dusty Road Blues Festival - Tidaholm

Sept 4 - Private party - Stockholm

Oct 23 - Americana Roots Festival - Frölunda


2009


21  Nov Stampen, Stockholm

26  Sep Östersund  Bluesfestival

25  Sep Östersund  Bluesfestival 

22  Aug Södra Teatern, Stockholm - Louisan Crawfish party

31  Juli Uddevalla - A-bombers/OSW (Old Style Weekend)

18  Juli  Privat fest

30  Maj RAW bar, Eskilstuna - Lowbrow Showdown #6

2    Maj Klara Hall, Enköping

25  Apr Ritz, Arvika


2008


26 januari Indoor Country Festival, Sunne

22 februari Värmland Kreativ helg i studion...

21 mars Örnäskrogen, Åmål På scen 22.00

26 april Spasibar, Oslo  På scen 22.30

30  maj Stampen, Stockholm Hillbilly and Zydeco night (tillsammans med de eminenta Rockridge Brothers)

11  juli Kutens Bensin, Fårö (Zydeco på rockabillynästet nr 1)

12  juli Kutens Bensin, Fårö (Zydeco på rockabillynästet nr 1)

1 augusti Lonesome Pine Bluegrass & Countryfestival, Lysvik

2 augusti A Bombers, Uddevalla

20 september Kutens Bensin, Fårö (Fårönatta)


2007


10 februari Jazzpuben Stampen, Gamla stan, Stockholm

12 majHillbilly & bluegrassnightMosebacke Etablissement, Stockholm.

26 juliKrokstrandsfestivalen - man must dance.

28 juliOlssons Brygga, Arvika

2 augCarbiden - Notodden Blues Festival

3 augArno Musikkbar - Notodden Blues Festival

5 oktober The Big Ass Live Aid, Cirkusloftet, Subtopia Alby


2006


januari EEoKKC i studion

februari Nya skivan har kommit. Releaseparty i samband med spelningen på Ritz i Mars. Går dock redan nu att beställa.

4 mars Ritz, Arvika

27 maj Husby Unite Music Party

22 juni Privat fest

3 juni Evil Emils traditionella midsommarspelning, Racken, Arvika

1 juli Olssons brygga, Arvika.

12 aug Hamnfest, Arvika

30 sept Jazzpuben Stampen, Gamla stan, Stockholm

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