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The band, King James, performs the music of two of America’s most beloved songwriting artists – Carole King and James Taylor. Dallis Craft plays keyboard and sings all the songs from King’s Tapestry album, plus selections from the many periods of Carole’s songwriting career, including Goffin/King gems. Guitar slinger Tommy Rox sings and plays most everyone’s favorite James Taylor songs. The most notable features of this band are stunning vocal harmonies, and outstanding musical renditions of songs that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Amy Wigton plays guitar and gives a soaring performance of Joni Mitchell songs, making the King James experience a truly heartfelt and uplifting tribute.
Rounding out the group are: Rita Thies (vocals, flute, and sax), Lance Dresser (drums), and Jonathan Bassil (bass and vocals). Together, King James is a family of like-minded musicians, bringing his and her best talent to re-create the tapestry of music that catapulted these influential artists to the crowning glory of “songwriting royalty.”


A collection of the hits performed live by King James

“Sweet Baby James” performed live by King James

“You’ve Got A Friend” performed by King James

Enjoy this track performed by King James

Bookings: Tommy Rox


The Band

Tommy Rox (James Taylor)

Mr. Entertainer, himself, has been exciting audiences from coast to coast.  An outstanding singer-songwriter, Tommy is also an electrifying guitar slinger, interacting with the crowd and stirring their emotions.  As he can “rock” the house, he can touch the listeners’ hearts with a tender James Taylor ballad playing his acoustic guitar as well.  James fans will be thrilled!


Dallis Craft (Carole King)

As a keyboard player and singer-songwriter, Dallis has performed and toured with K.T. Oslin, David Frizzell, Mandy Barnett, and actor Bruce Willis as a featured vocalist in his band, The Accelerators. She can be heard on numerous recordings, including those of Pee Wee Ellis, Huey Lewis and the News, John Lee Sanders, Jimmy Dillon, Melvin Seals, Jesse Colin Young and Greg Kihn. National television commercials include Red Lobster, AT&T, and Rice-a-Roni.


Amy Wigton (Joni Mitchell on vocals and guitar)

As a singer-songwriter, Amy has shared the stage with such artists as: Grammy Award Winner Marc Cohn, Jefferson Starship, Norton Buffalo, Loudon Wainwright III, Dave Mason, Jesse Colin Young, The Waybacks, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Pablo Cruise, Tommy Castro, Beth Nielsen Chapman, Roger McGuinn and John Stewart.  Amy has also thrilled audiences with her Joni Mitchell tribute, “Mostly Joni.”


Rita Thies (vocals, flute, and sax)

Having over thirty years of performing experience, Rita’s versatility has allowed her to perform and record with a wide range of artists including Mariah Carey, Kenny G., Carlos Santana, John Lee Hooker, Jessie Collin Young, Sheila E., Pete Escovedo, Zigaboo Modeliste (of The Meters), Steve Smith (of Journey), Chris Hayes and Johnny Colla (of Huey Lewis and The News).


Lance Dresser (drums)

Lance has studied privately with Roy Blumenfeld, Chuck Brown, and Jeff Hamilton.  He has played behind national artists such as Huey Lewis, Glen Frey (Eagles), Michael Bolton, Kenny G., Della Reese, Darius Rucker (Hootie and the Blowfish), and T-Bone Burnett.  He has toured with Maynard Ferguson, recorded two jazz albums and done two Japan tours with Grammy Award winner, Maria Muldaur. He’s also performed with local artist Eric Martin, Super Diamond,
Cold Blood, Wall Street, and Full Faith & Credit Big Band.


Jonathan Bassil (bass and vocals)

Jonathan is an extremely talented and musical bass player.  He has shared the stage with countless National bands and acts (Frankie Vallie, Ben E. King, Mary Wells,  Helen Reddy and The Ramones) His style is crucial to the King James tribute with his warm tone, his sense of dynamics, and his unstoppable groove.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

3/7/18 Private Party
3/24/18 Private Party
2/3/18 Rancho Nicasio

12/8/17 Fenix
11/4/17 Empress Theatre, Vallejo (King/James) Live performance video and audio recording.
10/7/17 Rancho Nicasio
8/26/17 Hopmonk, Novato
8/25/17 Hopmonk, Sebastopol
6/22/17 Fenix, San Rafael,
3/10/17 Fenix, San Rafael,
2/4/17 Empress Theatre, Vallejo


Bookings: Tommy Rox


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