The King Hat Review is a multi-media stage musical that tells the story of the origins American popular music form blues to now.
The King Hat Review is a multi-media stage musical extravaganza that tells the amazing story of American popular music and traces it’s origins and history from where and when it all started. In the blues and folk blues that emanated from porches, bayou docks & juke joints in the Deep South. With the help of a hand full of crazy pioneer DJs it spread all over the US and the world and has become the music we know and love today. Original American music, Blues, Rhythm & Blues, jazz, Rock & Roll & Hip Hop.
The show is a huge production with an amazing band, singers, dancers and video artists. It is a multi media production with giant projection screens, stunning sets, special stage effects and hot choreography that all come together to take the audience on the historical journey of American popular music, the artists, their songs and the personal story’s of how the DJs of each era discovered them and introduced them to the world.
The King Hat Review is very fortunate to have a booking confirmation from a major booking agency and have a 2-week debut scheduled at an amazing venue in Los Angeles at the end of rehearsals. We will have a special donors “Gala Red Carpet Night” during our 2-week debut.
Your support will enable us to rehearse the show, build the sets and special effects we have designed, and prepare for our debut.
We got the idea to do this project about 5 years ago and started writing it about 2 years ago. It’s all written and designed and now we are ready to make it happen. All of the performers are seasoned professionals who have shared the stage and recording studios with the biggest names in music. It’s an amazing cast of singers, musicians and dancers, Special effects and video artists.
The show begins with a huge on stage movie screen as a featurette tells the story of an archeological dig in the future where an old chest is unearthed and artifacts from the past are discovered. As the switch is turned on, on an old Victrola from the dig, the Robert Johnson song 'Crossroads" begins to play and the audience is launched back in time to the beginning of the era that gave the world this fantastic music, and the journey begins.
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Thanks so much for watching our presentation. And thanks for your support!
30 Cast members, made up of 18 musicians and 12 dancers.
6 Special Effects Stage Crew
2 Multi Media artists
1) Crossroads 2) Junco Partner 3) I REMEMBER 4) House of the Rising Sun 5) My Kinda Woman 6) Crave 7) Iko Iko Ah Nay
Set #2 Dewey Philips Memphis Tenn
1) That's what the Good Book Said 2) No More Doggin' 3) Motorhead Baby 4) Good Morning Heartache 5) TV's the Thing This Year 6) GOT ME RUNNIN 7) WATERBED CADILLAC 8) CATNIP DANCE
Set #3 Dick Hugg HuggieBoy Vernon and Central
1) I BELIEVE TO MY SOUL 2) GEORGIA 3) I GOT A WOMAN 4) HIT THE ROAD JACK 5) WHAT'D I SAY
Set #4 Al Benson Chicago Ill
Tick Tock 1) JELLY ROLL 2) BOOGIE REAL SLOW WITH THE BLUE LTS WAY
DOWN LOW 3) ROCK THIS HOUSE
3) SUMMERTIME 4) ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD 5) VOO DOO DR OF DANCE 6) JUMP & JIVE
Set #5 Old H. H.Hunter Hancock Hollywood Ca
1) RHTYM GLADIATOR / HAND GIVE 2) HUSTLER 3) PASSION PIT 4)COLD CHILLS 5) 24 Hours 6)WALKIN THE DOG 7)BRIGHT LIGHTS BIG CITY
"5-10-15-Hours" "Junkers Blues" Please Please Please" MORE CHAMPAIGN AINT THAT SAD GOIN UP THE COUNTRY, KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE ROAD, ONE WAY OUT, RED HOUSE OVER YOUNDER, LITTLE RED ROOSTER, KING OF THE BLUES, WALKIN BY MYSELF
We have a very robust 20' x 12 projection screen' and several fully produced segments of the historic DJs re-enacting their radio shows just as they did "in the day" as they introduce the songs era that they played in their shows. These will be filmed in the actual vintage radio station studios that are out here in Hollywood. So it will look as it did in the old days.
We have some very interesting visual performers as well as some very cool sets designed as well.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on September 3, 2011.
Jul 5, 2011 - Sep 3, 2011 (60 days)
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You get our sincere THANKS + Your name on the website as a KICKSTARTER KING HAT REVIEW contributor, and email updates about the show.
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The Above - Plus an mp3 of our song entitle "WATERBED CADILLAC".
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The Above - PLUS mp3 of song from the show entitled “ CATNIP DANCE” and your name in the program.
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The Above - PLUS a full mp3 down load of the CD of the “Them Junko King Hats Dance Party Take Out” album.
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The Above - PLUS an autographed CD of the “Them Junko King Hats Dance Party Take Out” album. PLUS A GENUINE VYNYL 45 RPM SINGLE RECORD SIGNED BY THE ENTIRE CAST OF THE :"KING HAT REVIEW"
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The Above - PLUS an awesome complimentary “KING HAT REVIEW T-shirt.
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The Above - PLUS photo sessionl with the cast, 2 tickets one of the debut shows, back stage passes, and the after party!
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The Above - PLUS 4 tickets to GALA DONOR NIGHT PERFORMANCE! And photos on stage with the entire cast after the show.
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The Above - PLUS 6 tickets to opening night, a place in the chorus, with full credits as a singer, on the recording for the "live show CD!" (Makes a great gift for any vocalist!)
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The above – PLUS A Epiphone 335 Blues guitar autographed by the entire cast of the "KING HAT REVIEW" AND Exclusive pre-show cocktails & dinner with the cast, producers and directors prior to the debut show of your choice.
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High risk high reward.... The Above - PLUS 8 tickets to opening night, a walk on role! And the main rhythm section and singers will perform at your house party. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ONLY!