The Killing Troupe
The Killian Troupe hails from Fairfield County, Connecticut and plays classic rock and country stringband music with Richard King on guitar, and Ward Whipple on bass.
The Killian Troupe performs mainly as the duo of Richard King and Ward Whipple, with spot appearances by other musicians. Their repertoire includes music from such diverse artists as Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Shel Silverstein and Kinky Friedman as well as occasional original material. The wide variety of their music as well as their easy rapport with audiences of all ages makes them uniquely entertaining.
Richard King, lead singer and guitarist is a singer/songwriter and coffee-house musician with over 50 years of experience playing in bars, restaurants, clubs, and coffee-houses from California to Connecticut and many places in between.
Ward Whipple, bass player and vocalist has played in numerous bands over the years as well as performing solo in venues around Connecticut. He has been with the Killian Troupe since March of 2015.