Friends since their cheerio-eating days
in the church nursery, Jon White and Cole
Walowac, are the two halves of the pop-electronic-dance duo, Capital Kings. Playing
on their church worship team in middle
school was where they “learned a lot about
the basics of being part of a band and realized
it was definitely a calling,” John recalls.
By their 11th grade year, they had begun to
teach themselves the ins and outs of mastering
the electronic music format and started
making beats and writing songs, some
of which appear on their self-titled debut,
, released this past January.
With influences ranging from classical and
Frank Sinatra to Lecrae, Justin Timberlake
and Family Force 5, this duo is making a
big splash in the Christian music scene.
According to Cole, “We started building the
brand out of our hometown, Washington
D.C., by doing remixes of various songs on
YouTube and posting them on soundcloud.”
It wasn’t long before other artists started
requesting their remixes and perennial CCM mix master, TobyMac caught wind of what
the CK guys were up to. Not surprisingly,
given his penchant for nurturing new talent,
Toby reached out.
In short order, soon after their initial
introduction and conversations with Toby,
the guys decided to move to Nashville to
pursue the making of their record and a
deal with Gotee (Toby’s label). The record
includes appearances by Britt Nicole, Royal
Tailor, Soul Glow Activatur of Family Force
5 and Toby Mac. For John and Cole, it’s all
been a dream come true and, as they say,
“very humbling.” Considering they nabbed
a coveted spot on the Winter Jam tour 2013,
suffice it to say they’re living up to the hype
and then some.
Currently, they are gearing up for a
summer tour across the Southern and
Eastern parts of the US.
To catch them live, listen to the
music , or to learn more, check
them out at capitalkingsmusic.com