Music Drives Us is congratulates Kingston 530, the 2010 Hardrock Cafe Boston Round 1 Winner! Kingston 530 competed Boston winners for a chance at the National Finals. The winner will recieve the Grand Prize of playing on the famous Hyde Park stage in London England with the legendary Sir Paul McCartney , Pearl Jam, Ben Harper & Relentless 7, The Gaslight Anthem, The Hives, and many more!
The name "Kingston 530" comes from the combination of the town Chris Ferrara and Kevin Sullivan met (Kingston, RI), and the usual time in the morning when they finish writing new songs for the band.
Chris and Kevin started Kingston 530 in 2004, while attending the University of Rhode Island. They would write music and play open mics together until their lives began to head in different directions. In the fall of 2008, Chris and Kevin decided to make their dream a reality by bringng Kingston 530 back to life. Kevin invited Will to join the team, and from there the chemistry was contagious. Will asked his good friend and fellow Berklee grad, Ben if he would be interested... sure enough, he was! To round out the crew, Sully was hanging out with Shaun and expressed the band’s need for a bass player. As fate would have it, Shaun just happened to play and quickly became the final piece to the puzzle. In May of 2009, Kingston 530 officially became the family you see now.
Kingston 530: a unique and exciting group that was once a dream for both Sully and Oz, yet has now taken shape as a versatile collection of companions. They are worth every second of listening time or every cent of cover charge.
The Hard Rock Cafe Boston, 22-24 Clinton St., Boston, MA 02109.