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Some kind comments at our live performances.


From our appearance at Twinfest, Northampton: …before the incredible King Biscuit Boys play. Having only managed to bag a slot at Twinfest due to a band member recently moving into the area, the two-piece play through an array of musical styles, with an even bigger array of musical instruments, and keep the audience completely engrossed throughout.


The mix of good time acoustic blues on guitar and harmonica, supplemented with a sprinkling of other instruments and a good balance of originals and covers, with a generous drizzle of humour thrown in, left me going home have had a thoroughly entertaining evening - John Cee Stannard. You can find the rest of the review and others at http://www.johnceestannard.co.uk/blog/

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!

Blues at the Fold
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.

If you enjoy our music, let your local landlord or promoter know and feel free to get in touch.

If you are interested in booking the boys, feel free to get in touch and hopefully we will be able to work something out. 

If you want us to play at a Private Party - our rates are worth investigating.

Upcoming live events - 2016 

6th Aug - Green Gathering, Chepstow.http://www.greengathering.org.uk/
Sunday 10th Sept - Pussycat Blues Club, Pontefract
Thurs 14th Sept - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford
Fri 15th Sept - The Studio, Hartlepool
Sat 16th - Three Wise Monkeys - Todmorden. 
Sun 17th -
Sat 23rd Sept - Strugglers - Lincoln. 9pm 

We will not be available for bookings from 28th September to the beginning of November. 
Tues 14th Nov - Scribal Gathering, Stony Stratford 
Sunday 19th Nov - Brighton (afternoon)
Sat 25th Nov - The Star, Dorking.

Recent gigs


Fri 14th July - The Lab, Northampton - Joint gig with Strange Blue Dog (formerly Swampstalkers)  http://thelabnorthampton.club 
Sat 1st July (Private Party). 
Sat 1st July - Hook Norton Crossroads Festival.http://www.hookymusic.co.uk/
Fri 30th June = Montagu Club, Huntingdon 
Sat 24th June - Lamplighter, Northampton (4:30 - Part of Twinfest)
Sun 4th June - Alfred Ale House, Burton (4 to 6pm)
Fri 2nd June - George IV, Lichfield. (Lichfield Jazz & Blues Festival)
Sat 27th May - Railway, Oakham. http://www.therailwayoakham.co.uk
Fri 12th May - Ostrich, Peterborough
Fri 17th March - The Cellar Bar, Devizes.
Thurs 16th March - Horseshoe, Shepton Mallet. http://www.thehorseshoebowlish.co.uk/ 
Wed 15th March - Green Dragon, Wellington, Somerset. 8:30 to 10:30. 23 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR (Cancelled - To be re scheduled around St Georges Day 23rd April)
Monday March 13th - Boston Folk Club at The Eagle. 144, West Street, Boston, Lincs. PE21
8RE. 8:15 to 11pm. There will be floor spots in between our 2 x 45min sets http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/fizgig-tom/bfc-17prog.htm
Sat 11th Feb - Royal Oak, Marlborough http://www.royaloak-marlborough.co.uk/
Sat 4th Feb - Rose & Crown, Sandhurst. GU47 8HA  http://www.roseandcrownsandhurst.info/
26th January - The Black Prince Street Food Supper Club (Hot Spicy Chilli). Music from Rainy Day Woman & Ourselves.
Sun 4th December - MK11 Beer Fest  
Saturday 3rd December - The Rum Runner, Retford. (Cancelled due to a mix up at the venue)
Thurs 1st December - Hardtail Blues Club, The Crown, Heather, Leicestershire 
Sat 19th Nov - York YHA  http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/york
Fri 18th Nov - Boggle Hole, Whitby YHA 7pm  http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/boggle-hole 
Thurs 17th Nov - Quakerhouse, Darlington 9pm  http://quakerhouse.co.uk
Wed 16th Nov - Berwick YHA 8pm. http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/berwick
Sat 12th Nov - Honey Bee Blues Club, Cellar Bar, Sheffield S6 6RR  
Thurs 3rd Nov - Black Prince, Northampton. From 8:30pm
Wednesday 2nd Nov - Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club. We shared the stage with the very talented duo - Oka Vanga.
Fri 21st October - Black Horse, Braunstone Gate, Leicester. LE3 5LT.  It's a 9pm start.
Friday 28th October - Kontra Roots - Earl's Barton. 
Sunday 16th October - Merchants Inn, Rugby (Acoustic night from) 
Saturday 1st October - From 9pm at The Loft Club at The University Arms Sheffield.
Friday 16th Sept - Supporting John Emil  at The College Arms Bar, Cranfield http://forestfolkandroots.weebly.com/ 
Sunday 11th September - The Strugglers, Lincoln (5 to 7pm)
Sun 28th Aug - The Royal Oak, Marlborough.
Thurs 25th Aug - Acoustic Thursday's at Jude the Obscure, Oxford. (8:30pm start) 
Tues 23rd Aug - Open Mic featured artist at The Cuckoo in Northampton.
Thurs 28th July - The Elm Tree, Cambridge (8:30pm start) https://www.facebook.com/TheElmTreeCambridge 
Saturday 23rd July - The Punch Bowl, Warwick (Part of the Folk Festival outside from 4 to 6pm
Thurs 21st July - Blues Bar, Tring (http://www.bluesbartring.co.uk/) with the Matt Edwards Band www.mattedwardsmusic.com
Sunday - 17th July - The Eyes have it Music Festival, Eyes Meadow, Derbyshire (3pm for a 45 min set)  http://www.theeyeshaveit.moonfruit.com/ Other bands were Bowbridge, Itchy Fingers, Ben Miles and Aynsley Lister will be headlining
Friday 15th July - The Falcon, Huntingdon (From 8pm) http://falconhuntingdon.co.uk/

Saturday 9th July - The Railway Vue, Impington, Cambridge 
Saturday 2nd July - The Railway, Oakham http://www.therailwayoakham.co.uk
Thursday 16th June - The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LT. 7.30 to 8:30pm and then 9 to10pm. www.thebikeshed.cc   
Friday 3rd June - The Bull Hotel, Vaults Bar, Stony Stratford. (9pm start) http://www.thebullhotelandvaultsbar.co.uk/
Sunday 29th May -  YHA Hemmingford’s Bar and Restaurant
, Alveston, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 7RG
Saturday 28th May - The Punchbowl, Warwick.http://www.punchbowlwarwick.co.uk 
Monday 23rd May - Famous Monday Blues, Jerico Tavern, Oxford OX2 6AE (Support for Mark Harrison) http://www.famousmondayblues.co.uk/
Wednesday 27th April - The Old Volunteer, Carlton, Nottingham (8pm start)
Saturday 23rd April -  The Fat Skeleton Blues and Bikes Weekend. www.fatskeletonbluesandbikes.com.
Friday 15th April - Support for Mick Pini at Hinckley ACT 

Friday 8th April - The Three Locks, Stoke Hammond, Nr Milton Keynes.
Friday 25th March (Good Friday) - The Black Horse, Leicester LE3 5LT
Friday 11th March - The Crown, Houghton Regis
Sunday  14th Feb - Honey Bee Blues Club. White Lion, Sheffield. S2 4HT (from 4 'til 6)
Tuesday 9th Feb - Behind the Bus Stop, Northampton (Feature set from 9:15)
Sunday 7th Feb - Acoustheque, Stratford




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