Conquest Music is proud to announce the release of the first official solo album from Bernie Marsden, since the acclaimed Shine in 2014. The forthcoming album KINGS is due out on 23rd July 2021, available on all digital platforms and a Special Limited Edition Digipak CD with a 16-page booklet.
KINGS is the first of a series of releases from the new collaboration between Conquest Music and Bernie Marsden’s Little House Music. Many will know Bernie Marsden for being a founder member of Whitesnake, one of the biggest rock bands of all time, and writing the iconic global smash, Here I Go Again.
Since leaving Whitesnake almost 40 years ago, Bernie has forged an impressive solo career and is undeniably one of the premier British blues guitarists. Bernie has written and recorded with some of the biggest names in the industry, composed music for film & TV, crafted a successful career as a best-selling author, and amassed a priceless collection of guitars. Most recently, Bernie partnered with Joe Bonamassa to co-write his hit album, Royal Tea.
You can watch this iconic guitarist at next year’s HRH Blues VI held at O2 Academy in Sheffield across 9th-10th April 2022.
Rewind to Summer 2018… Bernie was invited to join Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top on stage when he said “Bernie, wouldn’t it be great if we could all record the songs we grew up with as we learned to play the guitar?” Rather than suffer the usual fate of great ideas that are left to litter the dressing room floor, Bernie immediately set about making a list, and the “Inspirations” Series was born.
KINGS is the first album of Bernie Marsden’s Inspirations Series – featuring 10 songs that were originally recorded by Albert, B.B. & Freddie King, and recorded in a studio in Oxfordshire with a band that just locked into a natural groove, KINGS is chock full of blues and soul.
Additionally, two Bernie Marsden penned instrumentals inspired by The Kings appear as bonus tracks on the album. The Inspirations Series is a sequence of albums to be released by Conquest Music where Bernie Marsden pays tribute to those whose music shaped his taste and guitar playing.
The next album, CHESS is out later this year and is a homage to recordings on the legendary Chicago-based label.