King Of Hearts is releasing “Don’t Wait,” the first single from their new album on
Friday, August 30th and the wait is definitely worth it.
“We’re so excited about this new music and can’t wait to share it with everyone!”
says King Of Hearts founding member Tommy Funderburk. The group’s lead
vocalist has good reason to be elated. King Of Hearts has recorded a fabulous
new album at Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and Tree House Studios in
LA with a band comprised of a who’s who of writers and players and one of the
most recorded voices in music.
The sound of the record is “modern classic rock”, Funderburk explains. “If you
mix the sound of the Eagles, Don Henley, Bruce Hornsby with Toto and Def
Leppard and add a splash of Keith Emerson and Coldplay, what would that
sound like?” It sounds awesome! We started referring to it as Modern Classic
Rock because of all the different elements and textures to the music we were
According to producer/engineer/keyboardist, CJ Vanston, King Of Hearts might
be the most famous band you’ve never heard. But, while you might not know
them by name, you’ve heard them on thousands of hit recordings for some of the
world’s most successful artists.
In addition to recording with Toto, John Mayer, James Taylor, Diana Ross, Larry
Carlton and many more, drummer, Keith Carlock, has for the past 15 years
been the driving force in the studio and on the road for Steely Dan. Sting calls
Keith ”one of the greatest drummers in the world.”
Multi Grammy winner, bassist, John Patitucci, has played on countless albums
and toured with artists such as B. B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Chick Corea, Wayne
Shorter, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, and
Sting. In 1986, John was voted by his peers as the National Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences MVP on Acoustic Bass and most recently won his
third Grammy as member of the legendary Wayne Shorter Quartet.
Composer, producer, arranger, keyboardist, CJ Vanston has worked with artists
such as Prince, Toto, Def Leppard, Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, Bob Seger
and countless others. In addition to scoring the Christopher Guests films Waiting
For Guffman, Best In Show, Almost Heroes and For Your Consideration, CJ has
performed as musical director and keyboardist for Joe Cocker, Tina Turner,
Tears For Fears and the legendary Spinal Tap along with recently produced
Toto’s highly acclaimed album, Toto XIV.
Founding member and lead guitarist, Bruce Gaitsch has written with and for
numerous platinum artists including Chicago, the number one songs “La Isla
Bonita” (Madonna) and “It Don’t Mean Nothin” and “Right Here Waiting For You”
(Richard Marx) and recorded with artists such as Roger Waters, Michael
Jackson, Madonna, Chicago, Richard Marx, Celine Dion and many more.
Tommy Funderburk established his recording career as lead vocalist in the
critically acclaimed group, Airplay with David Foster that featured the original
recording of the classic hit song, “After The Love Is Gone.” Tommy’s vocals are
featured on hundreds of multi platinum recordings with artists as diverse as
Boston, Jimmy Page, Celine Dion, Whitesnake, Rod Stewart, David Foster, Toto,
Bon Jovi, Heart, Spinal Tap, Elton John, Cheap Trick, Pat Benatar, Yes, Bad
Company, REO Speed Wagon, Motley Crue and many others.
Some of today’s most respected studio musicians and legendary artists have
added their talents to the album including Timothy B Schmit (Eagles), Peter
Cetera (Chicago), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Chris Rodriguez (Kenny Loggins,
Michael McDonald, Vince Gill), and Janey Clewer (Sarah Brightman, Julio
Iglesias, George Benson).
The first single, “Don’t Wait,” is a poignant reminder that it’s important to reach
out to those we love today, for tomorrow might be too late.
The wait is finally over. “Don’t Wait.” The new single from King Of Hearts.