Valley Of Kings are a very powerful, soulful Rock band from the heartland of East Sussex, made up of frontman songwriter and producer Dar.Ra, Aiden Purdey and Rory Purdey
Dar.Ra has graced the UK national charts and dance charts with two top 40's and two number one dance records with acts signed to EMI, BMG, Festival Records (Australia) plus remixed legends like Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Tears 4 Fears, Urban Harmonix ft Rachel Brown (Faithless, Groove Armada) and many others along the way.
His first solo album Soul Hours released in 2010 made album of the week of Spain's Heart FM as well as received support from BBC Radio, playing to over 1 million people in one on air live show. Dar.Ra owns and runs the Kusha Deep Music label
with a amazing array of music, which has been featured in Hollywood movies Snakes On Planes, Beauty And The Briefcase starring Hilary Duff, City Of Hope documentary plus on BBC TV Match Of Day and other UK TV shows.
He also has a new book out in 2016 called Road Tales all about being on the road and the amazing people who all had incredible life stories to share, stories that needed to be written for others to be inspired by.
The Purdey brothers have a huge bit of musical DNA in their blood being related to the late great John Martyn OBE who had a 40 year career, and worked with some of the greats from Eric Clapton to Dave Gilmore.
Aiden Purdey is one of the hottest new drummers around, at 18 he plays with the confidence of Keith Moon. His ability to come up with amazing drum arrangements flows effortlessly and is a name to watch out for the future.
Rory Purdey is a young gun and like his brother is a pure natural in terms of playing guitar beyond his years. His influences go back to Robert Johnson and has the blues in his veins making him a guitarist that sounds like pure gold.
The first EP Midnight Live shows what this band produce Live and a recorded album with Neil Costello (Paul Macartney, Stevie Wonder) will be due for release in spring 2016.