“The latest in pop punk” – ALTERNATIVE PRESS
CAROUSEL KINGS have anchored their name as one of the most ambitious and creative rock machines in recent years. The Lancaster, PA music scene has definitely had an influence on CAROUSEL KINGS – the same town that bred the metal bands August Burns Red, Texas In July, and This Or The Apocalypse. It gave them the idea that it was possible to be a national act, to go for it. Having grown up there, influenced by heavy bands, but wanting to do something different, CAROUSEL KINGS did just that. The band wanted to be as poppy as possible but stay true to their roots, keeping the edginess, and the ethic, in place.
While CAROUSEL KINGS was founded by singer David Alexander in 2008, it was a couple of years until this revolving door line-up of friends, playing for camaraderie and fun, started to really focus on the band as a nationally touring act. The band released their debut album A Slice of Heaven on CI Records in 2012, followed by an EP Road Warrior later that year. CAROUSEL KINGS then recorded a Spanish version, as well as Reggaeton version of the single “Baby” (from A Slice of Heaven). A couple other EPs and singles followed on CI, and their tenure with the label culminated in the release of the highly celebrated second full-length album Unity in 2014. Soon thereafter, the CAROUSEL KINGS were truly united with the permanent addition of bassist Cody Williams and New Jersey natives Will Barovick on guitar and Danny Wilkins on drums.
It’s been a non-stop road trip for CAROUSEL KINGS as the band toured extensively, performing with Panic! At The Disco, Less Than Jake, Rise Against, City Lights, and the 2015 Vans Warped Tour.
David Alexander – Vocals
Cody Jay Williams – Bass
Will Barovick – Guitar
Danny Wilkins – Drums