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The Marcus King Band Reviews

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Average customer review: 2.5 star rating (2.3 Stars)

Number of reviews: 21



1.0 star rating Richard Puglisi from Topeka, KS


Words cannot express how disappointed our whole party is over the ridiculously blown out sound at last night's show at the Uptown Theatre in KC. All of us are huge fans of Marcus and were so looking forward to seeing him live at the peak of his young career. Others who attended the show said the same thing. Not sure of the sound engineers are employees of the theatre or if they with the tour, but they should be fired. Like another reviewer here, I moved around theatre and even sat for a few minutes right next to the sound booth. It was bad everywhere! I even typed and all caps message on my phone and showed it to one of the "engineers" and he just shrugged it off. Lesson learned I guess. Don't go to shows at rinky dink old theaters where the acoustics apparently can't be managed.

1.0 star rating Brian from Los Angeles, California


I was really looking forward to this show, love Marcus king and the band As some other reviewers stated. Whoever was in charge of sound should be fired. That was the worst sound I’ve ever heard at any concert. Nobody stood out in the mix. Marcus could have been in the wrong key and you wouldn’t have known. Wall of absolute mush.

1.0 star rating R skolnik from New York, New York


What a letdown. For such an amazing band and lead singer/guitarist. All the instruments were a big mush pot of noise and you couldn’t hear Mr.King’s voice well. No one instrument could be heard. Please hire a new sound engineer!

1.0 star rating Jack from San Francisco, California


I love Marcus King & the band but the show at Masonic last night was a poor showing, indeed. I'm not sure who was in charge of the sound board but the result was comically bad (and super annoying for veteran fans). Rumbling mush with no definition. Couldn't hear Marcus' guitar, no horns, no bass (how do you set a groove with no bass!), no kick drum. Nothing stood out. Felt bad for the guys. Wasn't a show to pick up more fans. I know how much those guys can rock, unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to see it.

1.0 star rating Sunny Andray from Denver, Colorado


Saw MKB last night (10/18/22) at the Mission Ballroom. Sold out show, openers were good and the sound was fine during those acts. Everyone was pretty pumped, standing and ready to go. Most around us were seated by the 3rd song and MKB just sucked, muddled, distorted, loud and chaotic. Nothing fit musically and we left after about 30 minutes feeling pretty let down. Other reviews are calling out the sound as the the issue, levels, mic'ing who knows ... but something is off because I think MK is capable of putting on great shows and should evaluate what the hell is going on.

1.0 star rating Kent W. from Denver, Colorado


As noted by many, early and often, the sound was bad. Too loud, bass drum and bass too loud, guitar not distinct. I have the first three albums and have been listening to Marcus since before the trip out with Chris Robinson. I say "tired" because fatigue happens on a long road stretch and the lack of caring for experience for the audience is what happens. This was not a good show at all. The tempo was too fast, too much new material and not any of the feel of the first albums. I expected to see a pedal steel guitar somewhere. Too much trying to be something else or not caring, just "getting through" the show. Definitely not the next SRV as one reviewer stated. The rhythm guitar was more entertaining to listen to as well as the Neal Francis band. I have seen hundreds of shows in several genres and only thought about or walked out of 3-4. Definitely thought about it a few times during this show.

1.0 star rating from Knoxville, Tennessee


We have sound pressure level meters on our phones. MKB played at 115 dB, which the CDC says can permanently damage your hearing in less than a minute. The bass was so loud I could feel it pounding my liver. As a matter of self-preservation, we had to leave.


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