Rachel James & the Kings win Ford's Gimme the Gig honors and record track with Don Was

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Looks like props are due Rachel James & the Kings (due at this weekend's Westword Music Showcase), who have been named as the winner of Ford's second annual Gimme the Gig competition. The outfit, which recently added Tickle Me Pink vets Joey Barba and Stefan Runstrom to the fold, and whose profile has already been steadily on the rise in the past year, is set to gain even more momentum. The Gimme the Gig honors, which the band earned by besting 700 bands, come with some nice, well, gimmes, including a track produced by Grammy-award winning knob twister Don Was and a high-end video.

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Rachel James & the Kings on set with Don Was (center).

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Denvernicus
Denvernicus

The band has been in existence for 3 months. The album hasn't been released. What are you talking about Julian?

Travis
Travis

Yeah, the new line up must really suck if they won this awesome competition.

julian kay
julian kay

everytime i see this band there seems to be a new line up with totally different music. i used to like it... about 3 genres ago... to bad.

Julian kay
Julian kay

Rachel James has been around for quite a while, actually.  Through at least four different groups and names. Or at least that is how many times I have caught the group playing.  Don't remember anyone saying they "suck" btw Travis. Just you.  All I am saying is the first time I saw the band I loved it, unique and different.  Second time, new guitars and different sound. Third time, more new guitars. On and on. Guessing the band has guitarist issues. All I'm saying is her music was once for me but is not so much anymore.  I think it's great a Denver band won this competition but am a bit surprised it was this one. Great non-the-less.

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