Fallout Kings

  • Genre
  • Rock
  • Awards and Nominations
    • SAMMIES 2019 Nominee★ Rock ★
  • Musicians
    • Peter Mibach — bass
    • Ross Walker — drums
    • Xander Roberts — guitar, lead vocals
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Q & A

All-time favorite song?


"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen.

How do you describe your music to people?


Fun, passionate, heartfelt and relatable.

Tell us about how the band formed.


Xander: We formed on July 17, 2015 in Folsom, California. A good friend and I established it in his living room. He ended up leaving the band early on, but through him I met Ross. Then, Peter joined after we met at a show both our bands were playing at, and he offered to be our bassist a couple weeks after that gig, and it's been the three of us since early 2017.

Tell us about your best gig in Sac.


We opened for Dokken at Ace of Spades in the summer of 2017. The crowd and atmosphere there were amazing.

Tell us about your worst gig.


We played a gig and a guitar string broke within the first 2-3 songs of our set (thank god for a backup guitar to save that night).

What artist or band are you a little embarrassed to love, and why?


Garth Brooks. He's got some great stuff in his catalog other than "Friends in Low Places," and he's the greatest country showman.

What was the first song you learned to play?


The first song we learned together was an original called "Paradise."

What's next for the band?


Continue playing rock shows, writing/releasing new material consistently, working on getting more fans and connections in the music industry, and get signed to a record label (hopefully).

What's the story behind the band name?


We wanted to have a name that was cool sounding, and we came up with the name through the Fallout video-game series, and the "Kings" as a nod of tribute to the Sacramento Kings and "A Farewell to Kings" by Rush.

What's your favorite local artist/group?


There is so much talent in Sacramento, it's hard to pick one. We really like Nova Sutro, Zach Waters, Chaos Mantra, Centersight, Perfect Score, ONOFF, Knockout and Free Candy.

Who are your biggest influences?


Xander's influences are The Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Guns N' Roses, and Aerosmith. Ross' influences are Led Zeppelin, RHCP, The Police, and The Killers. Peter's influences are U2, RHCP, Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, and Incubus.

Who first inspired you to play music?


The Beatles.

Words to live by?


"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." - John Lennon

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