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The story behind Kings Heathens:

David Fisher walked into Evan C Ritchie’s barber shop for a haircut, carrying the implements of his busking trade. Conversation revealed a mutual love of the traditional music of the ocean and the land, and the visit ended with a rousing rendition of Leave Her, Johnny and a promise to have a jam soon. The rest is history.

Hailing from Milton Keynes and Texas respectively, adopted Brummies Fisher & Ritchie share a passion for Celtic and transatlantic folk, shanties and ballads. Catch their rousing choruses, close harmonies and homages to Stan Rogers at a gig near you soon!

Since forming in 2022, Kings Heathens have performed at folk clubs and festivals around the country, receiving positive reviews. They released their debut EP, entitled Busker & Barber, in 2022, with plans to release an album in Spring 2024. To see them live, see the gigs section of this website.

“An amazing night. We raised the roof with song and stunning performances. Rousing voices…Live music at its best” - Birmingham Red Lion Folk Club


“Brilliant duo… They really got the crowd joining in” - Cornwall Folk Festival

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