Melbourne singer Jimmy Cupples and guitarist James Ryan joined forces in early 2020.
Their sound is inspired by the raw, powerful music of the 60s and 70s, filled with high energy guitar riffs and soulful vocals.
The songwriting pair have so far written more than 25 songs, including five digital releases.
Their latest single "Angel in Disguise" was released on 25 April.
James Ryan is a well-respected guitarist, performing with industry heavyweights such as Ross Wilson and Tina Arena.
Jimmy Cupples is a gifted singer with a voice that seems impossibly powerful and effortless.
He was introduced to music performance at a young age through his uncle Peter Cupples, a very popular 70’s Australian artist.
What was the motivating force behind King Canyon?
“When everything turned upside down in 2020, the only thing you could do was get creative.
I had a million guitar riffs in my head but needed a singer to bounce them off."
Enter Jimmy Cupples.
The two decided to collaborate on a song just to see what would happen.
After just a few emails and voice messages, the sparks began to fly and the track “Yellow Fever” was born.
"I guess this is what you call chemistry!”
“One of the things we are enjoying the most is how easy the process has been and how much fun we are having. In King Canyon we are able to embrace our influences and instinctively go with the sounds that we love without it being questioned. We have both been in bands where every idea is scrutinized and dissected. We can finally go with our gut and let the good times roll”.
King Canyon are currently on the road supporting The Badloves.