Midwest Kings

Midwest Kings (aka MWK) is a touring band based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, whose most notable member is David Cook, winner of the seventh season of American Idol. Described as a "regional touring band", the Midwest Kings play throughout the midwest, including gigs in states ranging from their home base of Oklahoma, through Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin.[1]

Midwest Kings (MWK)
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Background information
Origin Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Genres Alternative rock, post-grunge, hard rock
Years active 2001–present
Associated acts Burn Halo
David Cook
Black Cloud Collective
Members Andy Skib (lead vocals, guitar)
Neal Tiemann (lead guitar, backing vocals)
David Cook (guitar, backing vocals)
Kyle Peek (drums)
Joey Clement (bass)
Past members Josh Center (drums)
Robby Merrick (drums)
Justin Briggs (bass)
Bryan Jewett (bass)



  • Song for a King
  • Winds of Change: The Acoustics
  • Midwest Kings (2003)[2]
  • Judging a Bullet (2005)[3]
  • Incoherent With Desire to Move On (2006)[4]
  • Luna Despierta (2008)
  • The Sanctuary Live Sessions (2010)
  • Luna Espera (2011)
  • Luna Se Hunde (2012)


  1. ^ "Tulsa Singer Cook Rocks American Idol" story by Sean Murphy for the Associated Press. Describes the effect that the band had on David Cook.
  2. ^ "Concert Preview: Father knows best". Tulsa World. June 6, 2003. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  3. ^ "Concert Preview: Splinters and screws". Tulsa World. Sep 24, 2004. Retrieved 2009-07-24.
  4. ^ "CD Review: Midwest Kings EP worthy of big label". Tulsa World. Dec 3, 2006. Retrieved 2009-07-24.

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