......King Solomon is hands down one of the coolest bands in southeastern Wisconsin. Winners of the 2017 Wisconsin Area Music Award (WAMI) for Best World/Reggae/Ska artist. This group of veteran performers have been performing for 19 years and they're still packing them in....a must see on the local music scene!....Milwaukee A list / City Voter.
Formed in October 1998 by the late guitarist Terry Tanger and drummer vocalist Keith Green. Both seasoned veterans on the Midwest music scene. Tanger played guitar and was the front man for the 80s band, Those X-Cleavers while Green played for the Caribbean-styled band Kojo. As they began to create King Solomon and their unique King Solomon sound, Tanger and Green hooked up with former Citizen King Bassist Cory Coleman. Coleman’s soulful bass playing wove perfectly with King Solomon’s still developing sound. Add to that the charismatic dancehall style of Ochos Rios, Jamaica native, JD Rankin and there you have it, King Solomon Reggae.
Since the passing of Tanger, the band has gone through some changes but remained true to its aggressive yet soulful sound. It still features Keith Green, Cory Coleman, and JD Rankin, but now veteran guitarist Steward Dove holds down the guitar duties and brings a great vibe to the veteran group.