why not be kings?

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

Not here. We're all about making your head lighter than a paper bag full of whip-its.  We do it by telling tales of old with lute and lyre.

Why Not Be Kings is a band of good buddies who love to entertain, telling anecdotes from the stage and performing music with as many styles as we can cram in.  We seldom miss a chance to harmonize unnecessarily, and we're quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke.

Real talk folks.  There's a lot of people out there in the world today making music and doing it well.  It's hard to feel like more than a pauper when it comes to sharing your passion and the stories and songs you've woven amongst the noise of life today.  We don't fancy ourselves royalty by any means.  We used to be called The Standard.  But we ultimately thought, Why Not Be Kings?

No one out there is running a campaign against you.  You can have your dreams, work your job, drink your beer, hug your mom, and still set your sights on a throne of your own.  This is ours, and we intend to show you a good time while we build it.  We hope you enjoy.

Steve Lester - Vox/Guitar
Sean Power - Guitar
Kevin McElroy - Drums
Jay Took - Bass