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Welcome to the official page of The Ballroom Kings, the popular Sicilian combo that since 2009 is constantly busy throughout the continent performing (spreading out) that unmistakable Ballroom sound: a perfect blend of rock’n’roll, rhythm’n’blues, boogie, …in other words pure dance music.

THE BALLROOM KINGS were born on January the 1st of 2009, when Vincenzo Puleo, an active piano/harmonica player from Palermo, Sicily, met up with a rockabilly band that played down the road the night before, and a trio of sax players led by the baritone virtuoso Al Vella.

It was not too long before Ylenia Mannisi joined the Kings to complete the line up. Coming from all different corners of the island of Sicily, the common passion for the Big Beat music shortened the distance in between them, and it’s no surprise if their first show on a rainy Monday night at the Metropolitan theatre in Palermo was a sold out event and a real blast! Since then, each and every show of The Ballroom Kings has gained positive feedbacks, not only for the music itself, but for the energy and appeal of the show which is sure to ignite the crowd, no matter if they perform in a small basement club or in an outdoor arena in front of thousands of people! With a growing popularity, thanks to their successful live performances, a record by the Ballroom Kings was highly expected, therefore the first CD “Angela” was released on BK Records on 2011.

Enthusiastic reviews appeared on specialized music magazines, and the Ballroom Kings are even busier now with live performances both at home and abroad, from Spain to Poland, from Greece to UK, so check the gig list to make sure you won’t miss The Ballroom Kings live on stage the next time they come in your area!

MASSIMO ROCCA LEAD VOCAL
YLENIA MANNISI LEAD VOCAL
VINCENZO PULEO PIANO, BACKING VOCALS
VINCENZO MANNINO GUITAR , BACKING VOCALS
LUCA CIRIACONO DOUBLE BASS, BACKING VOCALS
GIOVANNI ZIINO DRUMS
VOLKER STEGMANN ALTO SAX
CARMELO SACCO TENOR SAX
ALFONSO VELLA BARITONE SAX