Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, Connecticut
The two brothers, Joel and Luke Smallbone, are the multi-talented, singer song-writers, For King and Country! Coming to Toyota Oakland Theatre on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023. Grab your tickets and get ready, after all, What Are You Waiting For? These two actors, singer-songwriters, were born in Australia, in the mid-1980s. They moved to Nashville, soon after arriving in the States, in 1991, and began their Christian music and song careers in 2007, as a duo, Joel & Luke, released their debut studio album in 2012. In 2014, the release of their second album earned them a Grammy Award. They have since released a further 3 albums, and they have appeared in several films and won two more Grammy Awards in 2020.
For King & Country, is a duo of two brothers, born in Australia, are primarily, are a Christian pop band. This multi-talented duo, of Joel and Luke Smallbone, have appeared in leading roles in several films. They started their Christian music and songwriting career in 2007, and released their debut album in 2012. With the release of their second album in 2014, they were awarded two Grammy Awards.
The two brothers began their career as Joel and Luke, changed their name, and then changed their name again, and in 2007 settled on the name ‘For King and Country’. They have been described as Australia’s answer to Coldplay. Hesitantly, they cite their music inspirations have come from The Beatles and from a few epic film scores, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Braveheart’.
Among their list of awards are two Grammy Awards in 2015 and another 2 Grammy Awards in 2020. During the Covid pandemic period, they performed drive-inn style music concerts and boasted a following of nearly a billion listeners. Since the easing of Covid restrictions, they have returned to their touring schedule.