Non of the pictures
on this website have been enhanced to make The King Biscuit Boys look better than they already are.
Sliding, picking, strumming,
sucking, blowing, tapping
and scratching good
time front porch music!
Danny Adler - The writer of the opening track Motormouth Mama.
"What a pleasant surprise to get your MM cover.
You all are Smokin".
Love the LP! You have really got your chops together now
There is variety, pacing, even
But there is real Blues grit, and solid groove
pocket over which you tell the Story.
And you've really
got something to say too. Real emotion not blues poseur shit.
Your guitar and
voice have really come on, and you have acquired real Blues authority.
for covering Motormouth. I also love "Lonesome", fabulous harp work too.
up this great work. Love Danny Adler
Here is a short clip of I won't
be sober soon played at The Honey Bee Blues Club in Sheffield during November 2016. More can be found at our Video Clips page.
We have now completed our forthcoming album 'Got my eyes on
you'. It has 13 tracks. of which 2 are covers.
1. Motormouth Mama 2. Pep on my step 3. She scares me 4. Sucker 5. My blues buddy done stole my baby 6. Depot blues 7. Hit the road 8. Miss you when you've gone 9. I won't be sober soon 10. A handful
of kisses 11. My middle name is lonesome 12. Jukin' (My baby left me) 13. My blues
buddy done stole my baby (alternative bonus)
CD will include a pocket sleeve in a clear plastic pocket and include an A4 sheet with little about each song
and their lyrics.
It is now available via this
website and at gigs. There are no current plans to have it available as a download.
A review from our appearance at Blues at the Fold in 2015.
A swift changeover brought The King Biscuit Boys to the stage, an odd pairing of the worldly looking ‘Lonesome Jon’
on guitar and young Rasta Craig on a pretty mean harp, along with washboard and melodica. They gave us some delightful
Country and Delta blues with tongue in cheek humour blending nicely into a very entertaining set. Jon could not help telling
us that ‘I’m tired of working’ and we listened to songs as diverse as Mary had a little Lamb’ to an
old blues ‘Cocaine’. Craig took up the washboard and possible half his kitchen to deliver a lovely ‘Washboard
Rag’. He certainly knows how to use the harp. All in all with Jon’s easy gruff vocals they had lifted the
tempo. I particularly liked ‘What is it tastes like gravy?’ Those old blues men certainly knew how to write
lyrics. Graham Munn – Blues in Britain – August 2015.
Fabulous duo, I love 'em
- Ian McKenzie - Acoustic Blues Club Radio Show
Craig and Jonathan met up in the summer of 2011 and have been writing, finding and arranging songs that suit their
style ever since. They now have over three hours of material to suit most Folk & Blues related venues.
The King Biscuit Boys play country blues from the modern world. They play a great mix of classic blues covers and originals using an array of instruments including slide guitar, harmonica,
melodica and washboard.
What people say: "not my sort of music,
but really enjoyed it" " we need to get you back" really excellent" "surprisingly good" "We
have seen you before and came out especially to see you"
harmonica playing by the very talented Craig Stocker. Hope to see these two return to a venue close by".
Folk on the Water - 2015. Crikey you guys were
fabulous tonight. What a great act to close our opening night with. You were a great act. Thank you!
The King Biscuit
Boys Live - What do you get?
The King Biscuit Boys come to entertain
and want to end the evening with smiles on the faces of the people who have come to watch and listen.
You will get a variety of blues styles and instruments. Harmonica, washboard, melodica and if you are lucky
perhaps tongue drum & spoons along with Jonathan's resonator guitars.
The King Biscuit Boys set includes some originals as well as songs by Rory Gallagher,
Buddy Guy, Little Walter, Lightnin' Slim, Willie Dixon, Memphis Jug Band, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Jimmie Lee Robinson,
Tampa Red, Leroy Carr, Dave Van Ronk, Rev. Gary Davis, Ray Charles, Elizabeth Cotton, Rolling Stones, Dr Feelgood, Nine Below
Zero, Sonny Boys I & II, Danny Adler (Deluxe Blues Band), Son House and a few more every year.
While we appreciate 'likes'
on our facebook page, if you want to know what we are doing (you will not see all our fb posts) please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your location and we will get in touch when we are playing in your area or think we have something of particular interest.
On the Radio
in a days work CD received quite a bit of airplay thanks to the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association.
Our first EP CD - Home Cooking - received a little bit of air play with I'm tired of working
and I can't be satisfied being played
We were featured on Howling Dick's show - Blues from The MK Delta on Wednesday 4th September 2013.
was recorded in real time . We are interviewed by Howling Dick, play some of the songs we like and play five 'live'
(no second takes, no overdubs) in the Studio. We added these 5 tracks on our Home Cooking CD.
We have also twice featured on RadioMK a few times and played live in the studio. We have done
the same for Jess Ratcliff's Rhythm & Blues show on Sirenonline.