After watching a video of The Jam performing ‘In the City’ live at the Circus and following years of getting into trouble together since high school, vocalist/rhythm guitarist Jamie Boyle and bassist Dexter Baker were inspired to pick up guitars and see what noise they could make themselves.
The K’s were born and soon after drafted in experienced lead guitarist Ryan Breslin following discussions at an after-party they had all attended. Breslin, no stranger to the big stage, was being hired as a session guitarist touring America supporting The Who and playing festivals alongside the likes of Aerosmith and Deep Purple. He was impressed with unmistakeable energy of vocalist Boyle and felt The K’s could be the vehicle he needed for his own head on approach to guitar playing.
The band’s debut single ‘Sarajevo’ was an instant hit on music streaming sites, picking up fans and playlists alike, hitting over half a million streams alone on Spotify, and was quickly followed by their first headline show at Manchester’s Deaf Institute selling out 2 months in advance.