With more than 6,500 performances in 21 countries under their belt in their 30 years on the road, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys are more than just the world’s greatest jump, jive and swing band – they’re an institution!
Dazzling musicianship, riveting stage performances, more than 50 TV appearances (including, somewhat bizarrely, five episodes of Teletubbies) and 75 radio broadcasts have established them as the Kings of Swing.
The ultimate boogie band, rough, tough and always rocking, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys have appeared at festivals, in concert and at clubs throughout the UK and Europe – and they still play the Birmingham Jazz & Blues Festival, where they have headlined for an unprecedented fourteen years. Along the way, the band have recorded 11 albums for Big Bear Records, all distributed worldwide and have opened shows for B.B. King, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Ray Charles, and toured with the real Blues Brothers Band (the one from the movie!).
The band line up as King Pleasure (vocals and baritone saxophone), Boysey Battrum (alto and tenor saxophones), Bullmoose K Shirley (guitar), Mighty Matt Foundling (piano), Shark Van Schtoop (bass), and Gary ‘The Enforcer’ Barber (drums).
“The hardest act to follow since the parting of The Red Sea” BBC Radio 2
“To those who say that swing is a musical form best left to Americans, prepare to be proven wrong. This British combo is bullet-proof!” Atomic Magazine, New York
“Behind the fun and rollicking good times lies an outfit skilled enough for the horns to come on with the bite and precision of the Basie Band” The Guardian
Event: Saturday 23 July, 7.30pm
Tickets: £17.50 / £20 on the door
Book now for Goodtime Rhythm & Blues from King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Ashcroft Arts Centre, Fareham now!