Raymond J. Wheaton
Lead Vocals, Guitar, Chief Mayhem Director, Chainsaw Master & Ring Leader Of The Guild of KUEL!!
Vaccinated by the early sounds of Rock/Country Outlaws by his parents, music was an everyday distraction to the mundane tasks of daily life! Ray cut his teeth Fronting The New England Rock Cult Fav Band Societys Children. Writing/Recording/Performing Originals and covering rock classics playing concert venues in the NorthEast as headliners and a multitude of opening slots over the years for nationals ranging from Joan Jett, Cinderella, Foghat, Phil Lewis (LA Guns), Wasp & Sebastian Bach- Raymond has performed in front of rock crowds for most of his life. Moving Past Society's Children- bringing along drummer Fran Mynahan, with the addition of William (Billy)Yager & lastly the Thunder of CJ Kennedy (Rizzo) on Bass-
KING KUEL was BORN. Recording and Releasing The debut CD KING KUEL "The King's Jewel's" through 1410 Media/Awake Records in '2016. KING KUEL has continued to play headliners & opening slots with House of Lords, Maxx Explosion (Jimi Bell, Chris McCarvil, BJ Zampa), Autograph, Vixen & Slaughter. Raymond uses Shure & Akg Microphones, Line 6 wireless, Plays ESP/Ltd, Ibanez & B.C.Rich guitars, GHS Boomer Strings, Husqvarna & Stihl Chainsaws, Marshall Amplification, TC Electronics, Boss, Walker & Williams Straps & Korrupt Label Clothing. The consummate entertainer- engaging, electric, & swagger galore!!
Drums/ Percussion/ Drum Hell Raising!
Fran has been Bashing the HELL outta just about anything he could find since he was a kid! Coming up through the ranks in the 90's with CT based hard rockers Society’s Children- Fran perfected his now famous stick twirling, groove bashing, ass shakin’ style on stages around the NorthEast! He pounds Pearl drums and is an endorsed artist in the incredible stable of RB Drums- playing custom snares crafted by Rich Bloom himself! Fran also uses Attack heads, Los Cabo's sticks, Gibraltar Hardware, Zildjian, Soultone, & Sabian cymbals.This guy is a drummer who definitely gets the audience involved & gets the party rockin’ & rollin’!!! So Get Yer Ass Up & A Shaking to the Thunderous Beats!!!
William (Billy) Yager
Lead Guitar/Vocals/Resident Yagermeister
Billy comes to KING KUEL via Hollywood, California. Upstate New York born and raised, he tore up stages in the Northeast with Albany Rockers VIRGIN before relocating to the left coast. His LA band BLESS, was leveling crowds on world famous stages including: The Roxy, The Whiskey, The Troubadour, & The Viper Room. Returning back east, Billy hooked up with the Nasty Rockers formerly known as Society’s Children, from which KING KUEL was born! Billy whips out his grinding, blues based, modern edged rock style on Gibson, Esp/Ltd, Epiphone & Washburn guitars. Billy blasts that shit through Bogner & Soldano Amplification, TC Electronics & Morley's Bad Horsie Steve Vai Wahs. He hangs those 6 string killers on Levy's, L&M, Walker & Williams Straps. Billy exclusively uses Ernie Ball Slinky’s.
Electric Bass, Vocals & the resident thundergod in the Kastle of KUEL!
CJ played clubs & shows with Ct bands Rizzo & Dirt Cheap before a 15yr hiatus from live performances. A chance meeting with Fran Mynahan @ a time when he had begun imagining reloading performance music into his life, led him to become apart of what has become King Kuel. CJ delivers his thunder on Ibanez SDGR Basses, MarkBass MoMark Black 800 Heads & MarkBass Neo 104HR Cabinets, TC Electronics, Shure Wireless Systems, GHS Boomers, DR Black Beauties & Elixr Nanoweb Coated Strings, Walker & Williams Straps, & Gator Cases. CJ's playing style punches thru solidly holding tight in the pocket & framework of the music, delivering a thunderous foundation for KUEL Music.