The Knockout Band

I finally decided to try on a band name. What do you think?

Since moving to the DMV I have had the privilege of playing with so many incredibly talented musicians in a wide range of styles and tastes and ideas. These three dudes of The Knockout, have played together for years before I moved to Virginia and DC and it shows. I can't wait for you to hear the four of us throwdown on stage next month! Ok so who are they? If you don't live around here you might not know but here ya go…

The Knockout is Bruce Middle on guitar, Percy Burt on Bass, and Toby Fairchild on drums

Now Ladia! These musicians have been working together and working in the local area with various groups for years. They have come together to form this beautiful thing called Ladia. Their IG says, “Women in music celebrating women in music.” I just love it. It's crazy how the scales have tipped for women's equality in music, but from the outside, you may not realize how very closed-minded people still are about a woman on the stage. It sounds archaic writing it out. But if you could hear some of the misplaced comments I've received from well-meaning concertgoers, you'd be floored. Now this floored me, from an actual music execs… 

"In a recent interview with ELLE UK, the sister trio opened up about music executives doubting their ability to make it as women rock stars — oh how they proved them wrong as @haimtheband has become of the biggest all-girl rock bands in the world" -Women Who Rock

I just can't stop filling you in about this show. I'll try to keep this brief now:

We will be playing at an AMAZING private venue, Eleven Eleven, for donation-based tickets supporting a local organization working to “break the cycle of homelessness one family at a time.” Go visit their webpage to learn more: Loisann's Hope House

Another little treat I added for you all… upon purchasing a ticket, you will receive a free download of my latest single AND at the show I want everyone to go home with my full-length album. Yes, it's in CD form. Yes, it has a full-color 8-page insert that will be fun to flip through even if you don't own a CD player. 

Lastly, we will be recording the entire show. Both of these bands need live footage of us performing in order to book future and potentially high-profile gigs. We really do need YOU there. Yes, YOU. :)

ly, ck

Courtney King and the Knockout with Ladia   
Location: Eleven Eleven FXBG, 1111 Lafayette Blvd. Fredericksburg, VA  
Time: 7:00 PM EST  
Tickets and more info can be found here:

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