Melbourne, VIC



Blues, Rockabilly & Rock'n'Roll


"Louis King (aka Tommy McEwan) has been a full time musician and fixture in the Australian music world, since he came to notoriety as a young drummer in The Rubes in the 1980’s. He played in well known Aussie acts like the Straight 8’s and No Nonsense , as well as backing musician stints with touring acts Deke Dickerson, Starliners, The Detonators, and has even played drums for The UK’s Extrordinaires. Tommy has been at the top of the Roots music scene in Australia since his first CD as Louis King was released in 1996. His original mix of Blues, Rock’N’Roll and Rockabilly songwriting style has been noted worldwide by luminaries such as Billy Pennell, T.V Weeks Jeff Jenkins, the U.S Blues bible “Blues Review’, as well as Rolling Stone magazine.He has toured all over Australia, including major festivals such as the East Coast Festival in Byron Bay five times, as well as Bridgetown Cairns and Broadbeach Blues festivals.He has also toured Europe 8 times, performing at the Great British Blues Festival, Kwadendamme Blues Festival in the Netherlands and The Screamin’ Festival in Spain. 2017 saw him perform in The U.S.A at the prestigious Viva Las Vegas festival as a guest at Deke Dickersons Guitar geek Festival. His songs have been covered by artists including New Orleans favourite son Rockin’ Dopsie Jr, The Flattrackers, Cherry Divine ,and the UK’s Summertime Kings, and also been included in the soundtrack of a Hollywood movie in conjunction with Australian television shows Packed to the Rafters and Underbelly. His band has been the featured support act for B.B King, Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughan and Screamin’ J Hawkins to name a few.

His 8th and brand new CD of his original tunes ‘Lonesome Town’, was released in March 2020 . The Album is a follow up to ‘Standing in the Sun’ His Love letter toThe Sun Studio’sThe Album features the talent of legendary musicians Like Ezra Lee ,Mike Miller ,and Dave Cantrell. It features 8 brand new songs plus re--recordings of some of his songs covered by other artists, including the legendary ‘Werewolf Baby”Louis Departs Australia in July for his 9th European tourStill Dedicated to Rockin’ the world!"

Louis King