In a surprise announcement King King has announced the acquisition of a new face will be seen seated behind the band’s drum kit.
Andrew Scott replaces Wayne Proctor, who had been with the band since their debut album.
Scott hails from Scotland but has spread his wings being a graduate of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and subsequently going on to be a session musician, as well as having toured with the likes of Mr Big guitarist Paul Gilbert amongst others.
“Andrew is one of Scotland’s finest players and one hell of nice young lad!” King King frontman Alan Nimmo exclaimed. “We are very lucky to have someone of this pedigree and skill stepping in to the band.”
Scott alongside recent addition bass player Zander Greenshields, and Jonny Dyke who joined on keyboards in 2017 will make their recording debut on the band’s follow up to 2017 album Exile & Grace, with vocalist/guitarist Alan Nimmo now the band’s sole founder-member.
The reasons for Proctor leaving are unknown. However, with new International management the band’s overseas commitments look likely to increase and Proctor has long had other commitments as an in-demand record producer and more recently also played live with other acts.
With King King now touring Europe, British audiences will get there first chance to see the reconstituted band on the mainland on 11th May when they play former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton. For more information on the award-winning band at RAMzine click here.