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Joe King


Joe King is an American guitarist, backing vocalist, and songwriter. Joe King is also popular as the co-founder of the Denver-based band “The Fray“.

Early Life

Joe King was born on May 25, 1980, and he is currently 43 years old. He hails from Colorado. Talking about his educational journey, he attended Faith Christian Academy in Arvada, Colorado. He also worked as an auto damage appraiser while still attending school. This was before his success with The Fray.

Likewise, he learned to play the piano at an early age. However, he later dropped it and instead started playing the guitar. Moreover, he states that he left piano and starter guitar because the coolest guys in his eighth-grade class all played guitar and he also wanted to fit in.

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Caption: Joe King with his mother in a childhood photograph. Source: Instagram

Joe King – Net Worth 2024

Other than this, it looks like King doesn’t have a personal account on other social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok, etc. Moving on, King has a net worth estimation of approximately 3 Million dollars as of November 2020.

Career and Professional

Professionally, Joe King is a musician and singer. He is also a member of the band “The Fray”. This band is based in Denver. In the band, King takes the role of the guitarist, backing vocalist, songwriter, and co-founder.

Talking more about “The Fray”, the band releaseda  Movement EP in the year 2002. In this EP, King sang lead on two songs titled It’s for You and Where You Want To. Then in 2003, The Fray released Reason EP. This EP prompted Epic Records to sign the band in the following year, i.e. 2004.

The Fray’s first album titled How to Save a Life brought the band to mainstream success. The band released this album in the year 2005. Along with playing guitar, he also sang lead on the song, “Heaven Forbid”. This song was about his sister.

Moreover, he also gave backing vocals on three other songs on the album. Those songs are titled “How to Save a Life”, “Look After You”, and “Trust Me”. 

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Caption: Joe posing for a photo with the bandmates of The Fray. Source: Instagram

More Details

The Fray then released their second album in 2009. This second album is a self-titled album called “The Fray”. The second single from the album is titled “Never Say Never“. King primarily wrote this song from the perspective of his marriage.

Along with playing guitar, he is also seen singing a lot more in this second album. He supplied lead vocals for the song “Ungodly Hour“. He also sang in the bonus track “Uncertainty“. Similarly, he also provided backing vocals on “Syndicate” and “Absolute”. The Fray released the album Scars & Stories in the year 2012. In this album, King has seen singing lead on “Rainy Zurich”. 

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Caption: Joe singing together with the lead singer of The Fray at The Fray Grandstand Concert on 20 August 2015. Source: The Visual Journal

Work outside The Fray

He sang in the song “Undertow” off the Timbaland album Shock Value 2. He also co-wrote and co-produced the song “Alright With Me.” This song was included on American Idol winner Kris Allen’s debut self-titled album “Kris Allen”. Then in April 2013, King released a six-song EP titled Breaking, under the name “King.” His single titled “Need a Woman by Friday” also features Trombone Shorty. Moreover, he released 5 songs in the “Union Moon” project in September 2017.

Relationship Status

Joe King is a married man. He married actress Candice King (nee Accola) on 18 October 2014. They had their wedding in New Orleans, Louisiana. The couple started dating each other in February 2012 after meeting at a Super Bowl event. The two later had their engagement in May 2013.

Furthermore, Candice and King announced the news of their first child in August 2015. Their first child is a daughter named Florence May. She was born on January 15, 2016. Then in August 2020, the couple announced the news of their second child together.

Before his relationship with Candice, King had his first marriage when he was only 19 years old. His first wife’s name is Julie and they had two daughters together. The children’s names are Elise and Ava.

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Caption: Joe posing for a photo with his wife and daughters. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Joe King stands tall at a height of approximately 1.9 meters or 6 feet 2 inches. Likewise, his weight is around 77 kg. Other than this, there is no further information regarding his other body measurement details including his chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, biceps, etc. Moreover, King has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.

Joe King – Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Joe King joined Twitter in April 2012 and so far has over 14.7K followers on his @joekingofficial account. Likewise, he is available on Instagram under the username @josekingseco. He has shared 935 posts and earned more than 312k followers at the time of writing this biography (November 2020).