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The Blacktop Kings in Milwaukee

“Check out some of my buddies in their band BlackTop Kings…Not your everyday classic rock band. They guys pull no punches, they totally jam, with conviction, like it matters.” – Steve Priem 08-11-18  

6/3/23 -  Our "ROYALTY" album is officially Released on the Interwebs!! You can stream or buy our album on the big digital platforms (Spotify, Apple, iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, iHeart Radio, Youtube playlist...) right from the HearNow page! Just click the buttons on the left of this HearNow page. There are also links to our Facebook Page, Bandsintown, ReverbNation, and to our official website! .... Can you believe "ROYALTY" is also  Peloton, Napster, and Tik Tok?!..TRUE! 

Urban Milwaukee - we've been honored with 'the Band of the Week!' - click HERE!

Amazon Review

Milwaukee A-List 2016 - #3 Local acts (highest ROCK-HARD ROCK band)!  Click HERE to view link!

"Hard-driving, bluesy and groovy is how The Blacktop Kings describe their music. The group consists of Cole Harris (lead vocals/lead guitar), Jeff “Mitch” Mitchell (lead guitar), Kevin Rand (bass), Dave Merrill (lead vocals/keys) and Chris Rehorst (drums). The group came together a decade ago and has been a success locally. They take pride in performing in Wisconsin, especially in the Milwaukee area. The band has ties to a long list of local groups."Mitchel Writt - Urban Milwaukee [Band of the Week - Feb 2016]

Photo by Chuck Stout

Photo by Scott Peterson

Check out  the  Blacktop Kings band for all your Premium Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Bluesy, Album Rock, and Original music needs.


Here are a couple of the Reviews from A-list 2016: "The Blacktop Kings are one of the tightest bands in the state. They play a variety of different songs that will keep all rock fans happy." - Greg H. ⋅ October 24, 2016"...Always a great time to watch and listen this local band with some of the most talented musicians you'll ever see. Love 'em! " - Cherrie B. ⋅ October 24, 2016 "Variety of music. Excellent vocals. Everyone in the band plays with passion . They really seem to enjoy what they are doing." - Michael P. ⋅ October 25, 2016

"If you haven’t seen the Blacktop Kings, do yourself a favor in 2020. These guys have unbelievable talent, and hands-down the best local band I’ve heard to date. It may sound like an exaggeration, but I felt honored to be able to experience this at the saloon on Calhoun on Saturday night. Many of my friends were there, and felt the same way. You guys are destined for great things, and I wish you the best of luck in 2020! ...And by the way, we have your majesty CD, and have played it so much it’s almost worn out..." - Debi Whitaker 12-17-19

For info call Chris Rehorst at 414.881.0872, or e-mail him at

MAJESTY-> ​​"Hi Jeff, played other 2 songs from the

album, really good stuff."  - Federico Martinelli - Host of ITALY's Radio ROCK INVASION

​​BuyMajesty Here!