The John King Band has found their voice, and they're ready to be heard. The five young men (including the King brothers) hail from Athens, Ga., but love performing at the Windjammer so much that they endearingly refer to it as "home." John King, lead vocalist and primary songwriter, says that they began playing for College of Charleston sorority/fraternity functions, and eventually developed a local following. They identify with both Southern rock and country roots, citing the twin-lead guitar attack of bandmates Parker Smith and Joe Higginse. Their first EP, Up North, is a solid reflection of their style, both lyrically and musically. Since his departure from the University of Georgia last year, King has been in Nashville working with songwriters and producers such as Doug Johnson and Ira Dean, and perfecting his craft as a writer. An upcoming album is in the works. For King, part of the fun in writing, he says, is the ability to put yourself in someone else's shoes rather than drawing solely from personal experience. Although they enjoy the process of making an album, the John King Band revels in the performance aspect of making music and draws much of their energy from crowd participation.