Kings of Spade is Bringing Its "Fun, Heavy, and Danceable" Blues-Rock to Viva PHX
|Kasi Nunes and Tim Corker of Kings of Spade.|
And Savio thinks it is Nunes that helps set them apart from other bands, and not only because of her vocal talents. The 36-year-old singer identifies as a transgender, which Savio says makes Kings of Spade unique and earns them some extra attention, but isn't much of an issue.
"To be honest it's really been more of a blessing if anything. It's not like we walk into a bar and people are like, 'That chick looks like a dude.' It's never been like that," says Savio. "If we ever ran across a person who it was an issue for, once they meet us and hear the music, I don't really think it will be an issue any more. Seems like we would have in such hot, social gender-bending times, but it's just not something that comes into play."
If nothing else, Savio says, the Kings of Spade singer "appeals to [both] guys and girls on stage."
"[She] has a wider appeal," he says. "Casting a wider net is always a good thing. I've never really looked at her as a guy or a girl, she's just Kasi."
Besides her unique gender status, Nunes also grabs people's attention in other ways via her tremendous vocal talents, as she can she can really wail.
"She's just a really good front person and she really tends to capture people's attention and reel them in," Savio says. "We have a real classic sound, blues mostly, and everyone can get down with the blues, we try to make it fun, heavy and danceable -- something everyone can get into."
Kings of Spade are scheduled to perform on Friday, March 7, at Last Exit Live during Viva Phoenix.
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