Aryan King Talks About His Craft, Scene of Style, and Much More
Aryan King is a singer, songwriter, music producer, and a professional guitarist with an exquisite taste for hard rock and blues. Having performed in his first concert at the age of just seven, unleashed an overwhelming passion for music.
The aesthetic thirst for a proficient essence of music pushed him thrice into Berklee College of Music to study Songwriting, Music Production and Music Business. Later, Audio & Music Engineering became an addition to his credentials on his study venture to the University of Rochester.
Born in Madrid to a loving family embraced with a musical background, Aryan J. King has an instinctive fondness for music and its genres. His father started schooling him with flamenco guitar while he was just three. Aryan’s childhood memories are adorned with his music experiments as he recorded a Hip Hop song with an old MP3 player and microphone.
He had a keen interest in Hip Hop culture until he heard “Parisienne Walkways” by Gary Moore and “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses, which steered his life in a different direction as he made it a goal to become the top blues guitarist in the world.
How did you come by your stage name?
My father’s surname is Kian which comes from ancient Greek/Persian meaning “KING” so I simply decided to use the English variation of “King” which makes my full name: “Aryan King”.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
When I was 3 years old. my father was. a Flamenco. guitarist/teacher. he forced me into playing flamenco for years, until at the age of 7 for the first time I heard “November Rain” by Guns n roses and “Parisienne Walkways” by Gary Moore in my father’s car on the way to school and that 2 song’s solos changed my whole life, and since then I’m playing Blues rock and blues became the meaning of my life and my main goal.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
Gary Moore, Ray lamontagne, John mayer, Slash, Joe Bonamassa, Clapton
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
I’m releasing an album in the first quarter of 2021! I was supposed. to release it in autumn 2020 but lockdown begins and I decide to sleep on the idea and release it at the right time.
The concept of this EP comes to my mind back in 2017. when our love life with my ex got close to failure. and I decided to finish that chapter of my life. in a short EP calls “Juliet”. The album Juliet will approximately have 4 to 6 tracks including Country Folk, Jazz, Blues, and Soul songs.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
My biggest challenge is to be myself and stay unique it’s to face the perfectionism I have and. spend too much time trying to make a perfect song while mostly the first versions of the track sound more emotional and better to the listeners. Also, it’s best at my own style as there are millions of amazing talents out there and in the world of media it’s almost impossible to “Be the best”.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
Definitely not yet! Definitely, I’m so far from being close to those who inspired me to begin! If any day in my life I will be better than Gary Moore or Joe Bonamassa consider me as the best. But you can mark my word that this day will come.
What are your plans for the near future?
Release the “Juliet” EP on vinyl and music platforms, be heard. Grow my auditory. Get signed by a major label and start writing my next album! Go on tour if covid ends.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
My parents, and Gary. Moore (Rest In Peace)
How can fans find you?
or simply by searching for Aryan King
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Practice, Practice, Practice and write your own material!