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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

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About King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

High energy jump, jive and swing in the style of Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner and Eddie Cleanhead Vinson
Swing & Jive band
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Paul Jones on BBC Radio 2 called them “the hardest act to follow since the parting of The Red Sea”, Atomic Magazine from New York wrote “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!” The Guardian said “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” With more than 6500 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! In that time they 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. They’ve played on 36 radio shows and made 73 television appearances, including several on Blue Peter, The Teletubbies, as well as the Paradise Club series where they were the house band. They also featured on Challenge Anneka, The Gadget Show and on a prime time National Lottery advertisement – not to mention accompanying John Barrowman in a rendition of I Get A Kick Out Of You on Live And Kicking. 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 14 years. Along the way, the band have recorded 11 albums for Big Bear Records, all distributed worldwide. The band line up as King Pleasure [vocals and baritone saxophone], Boysey Battrum [alto and tenor saxophones], Bullmoose K Shirley [guitars], Mighty Matt Foundling [piano], Shark Van Schtoop [bass], and Gary ‘The Enforcer’ Barber [percussion].

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Jazz, Swing, Blues
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Let There Be Love
Not Yet
Groovy Thing
Wakin Up Baby
I Said it and I'm Glad
This is it
Don't Leave me Baby
Let 'em Roll
Can't Get Enough of your Stuff
Shake Rattle and Roll
Tequila Hey Marie
The Wrong Door
Jump For Joy
I Wanna Be Like You
Every Day I Have The Blues
I'll Be Satisfied
Big Girl
You Upset Me Baby
Bring It On Baby
Roll With Me Baby
Lover Come Back To Me
Hey There You
Back at the Chicken Shack
I’m Walkin’
Just One Drink
Buona Sera
Walkin’ With Mr Lee


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Up to 1 hour£1875
Up to 2 hours£2500
Up to 3 hours£2500


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Chris L, 1 year ago

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys for being so fantastic! The music went down an absolute storm, and there was definitely some questionable dancing from our family and friends (but mainly from myself) We really enjoyed ourselves :)

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David C, 2 years ago

Party went very well, everybody enjoyed themselves and had a great time - it's the talk of the village.

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