King Pari

King Pari is an almost accidental project. Cameron Kinghorn (Nooky Jones) and Joe Paris Christensen (PHO) didn’t even set out to start a band. When Joe texted Cameron some jams whipped up on his tape machine, Cameron hit him back with “what is this? I want in”. Ten minutes before they first linked up, Joe built the loop for their first single, ‘Sunshine,’ which they then wrote on the spot in a flurry on collective inspiration. The rest of their forthcoming MARY EP grew from recording sessions in Joe’s Northeast Minneapolis bedroom, a guest house in New Orleans and a cabin in rural Wisconsin. Minneapolis left an obvious mark — the influence of Prince and the Minneapolis Sound, approached from a fresh psychedelic angle. It’s been called stonersoul, lo-fi R&B, dub meets '80s electro with a heavy dose of funk.

With these new songs in hand, the group played their first public show on the historic First Avenue Mainroom stage in Minneapolis, opening for the incomparable Kamasi Washington in August 2019, and charming the full house that night.

On the MARY EP, King Pari leans into the accidental and improvisational nature of music, embracing imperfections, lo-fi inclinations, and fuckups. The EP is entirely self-produced, recorded, written, and mixed, giving it a real handcrafted and personal feel. For both Cameron and Joe, this project is a culmination of many personal things. It can be goofy as shit, but also introspective and occasionally gloomy. It’s dancey and funky, but often dreamy. It’s a distillation of every group and side project they’ve played in before - even a '90s R&B cover band. Nothing is forced; it all just falls into place like a Rube Goldberg machine of chill-ass vibes. More than anything, King Pari is having a good time, and they want you to get on their level.

Past Shows


Sep
16
th
2022
Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Sep
16
th
2022
Amsterdam Bar & Hall

Ginger Root

with King Pari
Apr
23
rd
2022
Turf Club
Apr
23
rd
2022
Turf Club

King Pari

with Ricki Monique and Huhroon
Dec
26
th
2021
7th St Entry
Dec
26
th
2021
7th St Entry
Cancelled

Gully Boys

December Residency
with King Pari, Lupin and Lars (of Yam Haus)
Sep
23
rd
2021
7th St Entry
Sep
23
rd
2021
7th St Entry

King Pari

with Honeybutter
Jul
9
th
2021
Turf Club
Jul
9
th
2021
Turf Club

Dessa

with Lady Midnight and King Pari
Jul
8
th
2021
Turf Club
Jul
8
th
2021
Turf Club

Dessa

with Lady Midnight and King Pari
Mar
7
th
2020
7th St Entry
Mar
7
th
2020
7th St Entry

Lucky Chops

with King Pari
Jan
26
th
2020
7th St Entry
Jan
26
th
2020
7th St Entry

RADIO K Gigawatt Residency

with King Pari, Dr. Goon and The Daily Tribune and DJ STEPMOM

More Shows

Mar
14
th
First Avenue

Weyes Blood

Dec
8
th
7th St Entry

Ruby Waters

Nov
11
th
Turf Club

Arch Echo

Dec
9
th
Fine Line

Emo Nite