Elle King’s stage persona can be described as “spunky.” That might be an odd word to describe a crooner like King, but after you hear, feel, and see the type of energy she brings to the stage you’ll definitely agree that “spunky” fits.
An Elle King concert has “spunk” between songs and during songs. King has a great sense of humor and isn’t afraid to go blue.
Of course, having a funny funny bone runs in King’s family. Her father is actor Rob Schneider, a former Saturday Night Live cast member.
We know where she gets her comic prowess but we don’t know where she gets her musical talents (her mother is former model London King). Nonetheless, King is a natural singer and musician.
How Does Elle King Sound In Concert?
When she’s not cracking wise, she’s singing and singing quite well. Elle King’s gigantic voice sounds great live especially in intimate venues.
She might be classified as alternative rock, but the lady has soul. You’ll hear that genre as well as country, blues, and folk in her voice (and music).
In concert, King is simultaneously “raw” and professionally “polished.” She’s both of those things at the right proportions.
That’s exactly what you want in an artist. It’s just rare for someone as young as King (she was born in 1989) to possess the perfect mix.
Does Elle King Perform "Ex's & Oh's" In Concert?
If you listen to certain radio stations you’ve probably not only have heard King’s "Ex's & Oh's,” you’re probably sick of it.
Don’t let a zealous music director ruin King for you. She’s far more than just that one song.
Don’t worry, she’ll play "Ex's & Oh's" in concert. She’ll also play cuts like “Where the Devil Don't Go,” “Good For Nothin' Woman,” “Under The Influence,” and “Song of Sorrow.”
She might play a cover or two. She’s known regaling fans with a lively rendition of The Beatles’ “Oh Darling.”
Does Elle King Play An Instrument?
King plays the guitar and the banjo. She’s plays both quite well, but obviously, her strength is her powerful voice.
She learned to play the guitar when she 13. She was inspired to play the banjo after being introduced to the music of Hank Williams and Earl Scruggs.