If you’re looking for a staggering show and pounding blues & roots fun, for all your bars, clubs and festivals, then please look no further ! The Fast Food Kings will surely make you an offer you simply cannot refuse !
Mix of original songs and covers (New single will be out soon, debut album coming up)
Style : T-Birds, Kim Wilson, James Harman, Ronnie Earl, Little Walter, Jimmie Vaughan, …
Band Members (great musicians, all veterans of the Belgian Roots & Blues scene):
Mr. Wim Degeest : lead vocals & bluesharp
I’ve always been in love with some easy, simple, grooving, rockin’ & rollin’ bluestunes. Always looking out for that music that makes me laugh, makes me cry, keeps me going on…..gettin’ the right feelin’, cause that’s what it is all about: feeling. Not too many chords, not too many notes, just lay it down. From the early Fabulous Thunderbirds, Little Walter, Dr Feelgood, Dave Edmunds, Muddy Waters, The Blasters to Fats Domino … and many many others … I just cannot get enough of that stuff. Played in several bands as harmonicaplayer (and the past few years also as lead vocalist) : Soul Food, Kid & His Crimepartners ( with Toon Derison) , The Red Tails, Blue Vibes, Binger, …
And now the time is right, the wine is ready to drink.
Let’s try to get that feeling that I’ve been loving for all my life, try to get that feeling on stage with some Fast Food Kings.
Sr. Bart Rico Ulens : guitar & backings
Although his relatively young age and everlasting good looks, you can call him a veteran of the roots scene. He currently plays the first violin in the rockabilly band The Ragged Roses and has been stringing up with The Burning Sidewalks, The Floorshow, The Mighty Quiffs, Wild Deuces, Howlin’ Bill, The Lipstick Treason, Silverheels, Britt Bones & The Undertakers, Shotgun Sally, and now going greasy and dirty with The Fast Food Kings (so far without regrets).
Dr. Rusty Thomas : bass & backings
Definitely the oldest member of the band. Rusty started his musical career way back in the seventies, playing numerous concerts on all kind of stages, from bar gigs to the first big festivals at that time in Belgium like Jazz Bilzen. After being in several bands, Rusty ended up in the mid-eighties playing bass for “Ben Crabbé & the Floorshow”, with which he toured extensively the low lands. Somewhere in the mid-nineties he was joined by a young Rico – who got introduced at a young age to the blues by the Dr. himself – and together they performed countless “Floorshow” concerts till the band stopped around the millennium change. After, Rusty and Rico went their own musical ways, but it was just a matter of time for them to get back together. So here they are again, re-united, and together with the other talented Fast Food Kings, looking ahead to a bright future. Stay Tuned !
Mr. Toon Derison : drums & backings
A guy who doesn’t need introduction. A Proven One. Has been beating the skins in countless bands; El Fish and Les Generals Jack just to name a couple. Only one issue, Toon stays hungry all the time ... so when the opportunity came along to hook up with The Fast Food Kings, he didn't hesitate for a split second … living in the fat lane !