Upcoming live events - 2017
Due to an illness
to Jonathan. We will now not be appearing at The Brunswick.
Fri 12th Jan - 3 Wise Monkeys, Todmorden
OL14 5AB. (9pm)
Sat 13th Jan - York
Sun 14th Jan - Billy Bootleggers,
Mon 15th Jan - TBC
Sun 4th Feb - Strugglers, Lincoln.
Wed 7th Feb - Old Volunteer, Nottingham
Fri 16th Feb - Forest
Folk & Roots, Cranfield, Nr Milton Keynes (8pm)
Sun Feb 18th - Broadstairs
Sun 25th Feb - Hen & Chickens, Baldock, Hertfordshire (3.30pm)
Sun 11th March - The New Inn, Newport, Shropshire (6pm)
Sun 18th March - Strugglers, Lincoln
Sat April 28th - The Railway, Oakham
Sat 26th May - The Strugglers, Lincoln
8th Sept - Support gig in the North East (TBA)
Some kind comments
at our live performances.
gig at the Labour club guys...I am now a big fan. - July 2017.
A different person at the same gig "A lovely pair
of guys and so much fun!".
What I really liked was the variety.
Saw you in the 3
Wise Monkeys Saturday night have to say I was well impressed, early blues is right up my street. I just wish more people
would take the time in delving into the past and giving it a listen. Keep it up, you have a great sound
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.
Booking the King Biscuit Boys
If you enjoy our music, let your landlord, organiser or promoter and tell us too.
If you are interested in booking the boys, feel free
to get in touch and hopefully we will be able to work something out.
We play at a Private Parties in your home or garden as well.
The King Biscuit Boys set includes 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, Cannon's Jug Stompers, Status Quo and
a few more every year.
We will not be available for bookings from 28th September to the beginning of November.
Sat 23rd Sept - Strugglers. Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3BG
17th Sept - Leftstock - Hereford
Sat 16th Sept - Three Wise Monkeys - Todmorden
Fri 15th Sept - York YHA. YO30 6LP.
Thurs 14th Sept - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford. BD1 3HT
Sun 10th Sept - Pussycat Blues Club, Pontefract
Sat 2nd Sept - Hemmingford
House(YHA), Stratford upon Avon
Fri 18th Aug - The Volunteer Inn, Chipping Camden.
6th Aug - Green Gathering, Chepstow.http://www.greengathering.org.uk/
Sat 1st July (Private Party).
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 &
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)
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)
1st December - Hardtail Blues Club, The Crown, Heather, Leicestershire
Sat 12th Nov - Honey Bee Blues Club, Cellar Bar, Sheffield
Thurs 3rd Nov - Black Prince, Northampton.
2nd Nov - Baldock and Letchworth Blues, Folk and Roots Club. We shared the stage with the very talented duo - Oka
Fri 21st October - Black
Horse, Braunstone Gate, Leicester. LE3 5LT. It's a 9pm start.
28th October - Kontra Roots - Earl's Barton.
16th October - Merchants Inn, Rugby (Acoustic night from)
1st October - From 9pm at The Loft Club at The University Arms Sheffield.
Sunday 11th September - The Strugglers, Lincoln (5
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
Thurs 28th July - The Elm Tree, Cambridge (8:30pm start)
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.comSunday - 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
Saturday 9th July - The Railway Vue, Impington,
Saturday 2nd July - The Railway, Oakham http://www.therailwayoakham.co.ukThursday 16th June - The Bike Shed, Shoreditch, EC1V 9LT. 7.30 to 8:30pm
and then 9 to10pm. www.thebikeshed.cc
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,
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.
15th April - Support for Mick Pini at Hinckley ACT http://hinckleyact.co.uk/
Friday 8th April - The Three Locks, Stoke Hammond,
Nr Milton Keynes.
Friday 25th March (Good Friday) - The Black Horse, Leicester
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