Archive: May, 2012 - KingParis

“Guitar Player” “Vintage Guitar” Magazines Feature King Paris!

After his stunning performance at Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Fest in Anaheim CA, two major guitar enthusiast magazines published a photo of King Paris, the Hip-notics, and lovely dancer, Nathalie, in their April, 2012 issues. “Guitar Player” actually ran a two-page spread of the photo! Look for more press coverage of King soon.


“King Paris hypnotizes you into remembering what all great guitarists have led you to dream of!”

Cindy Paulos, KAOI Radio Maui, HI

“KING PARIS can open your eyes/take you wonder by wonder/over, sideways and under, on a magical ride…”

Fan Reviews: King Paris at Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Fest Anaheim CA 1/2012


The following is a quote from a new fan who attended King Paris’ show at the Deke Dickerson Guitar Fest:

“I went to sleep that night, after the most incredible evening (actually, it was more like 5 am) and had vivid, exotic dreams… I dreamed I was the mysterious and amazing King Paris, accompanied by a bassist wearing a fez, and several beautiful belly dancing ladies. . .
upon waking, I wanted to be in that beautiful cloud, If I couldn’t really be King Paris I could at least be on the stage, a band member who gets to wear the fez sometimes. I want to live there!”



King Paris… What can I say? You kind have to see him to understand or really hear his music to understand. I was first exposed to King Paris very recently.  I have been an acquaintance of Will Ray of The Hellecasters for many years and recently I was searching Youtube for some Hellecasters’ videos because the guys in that band are amazing guitar players. At any rate, I found some videos of them performing at Deke Dickerson’s Guitar Geek Festival. While watching one of these videos youtube suggested another video from the same show and it was King Paris. I was hooked. I took in everything from the belly dancers onstage to his outfit to his amazing slide guitar work and even his bass player with the eye patch. He was simply fantastic.

Since I became enamoured with King Paris from watching the live videos I searched for me and found one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard done with a guitar and it is his version of “Ave Maria”


King Paris and company will perform at the premier tiki culture event, “Tiki Oasis” in San Diego, CA on Friday August 17, 2012. Backing King will be the amazing Martini Kings and the fabulous King Paris dancers. The event will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel San Diego on August 16-19.

Go to for tickets and more information.