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Sliding, picking, strumming, sucking, blowing,
tapping and scratching good time back porch music! 

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 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)

The 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"

"Amazing 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.

  

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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 jonathan.townsend@tiscali.co.uk with your location and we will get in touch when we are playing in your area or think we have something of particular interest. Thanks

Head to bbc.co.uk/introducing, upload your music and you could have your tracks broadcast on BBC Radio

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On the Radio

Our latest release is getting quite a bit of airplay thanks to the Independent Blues Broadcasters Association.

Our first CD 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.

The show 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.

In February 2015 we were interviewed by Paul 'The Blues' Smith on his Blues Show on Harbour Radio Great Yarmouth before our gig at The Oddfellows in Gorleston.

If we are playing in your area and want us to play on your radio show, just drop us a line and if we have time we will drop by. 

 

Our first bit of radio airplay in December 2012.

 

Thanks to Serena Maddix of www.boppington.co.uk for design of the King Biscuit Boy logo.

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Artwork by Martin F. Bedford from pictures taken by Mal Whichelow
of The Honey Bee Blues Club, Sheffield. 

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Thanks to Paul Smith from Harbour Radio for this picture of us at The Oddfellows in Gorleston (Great Yarmouth) in February 2015. 

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 The picture above was taken by James Byron, a member of the audience at The Summer Retreat in Northampton - August 2014. 

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If anyone has any photographs of the King Biscuit Boys, feel free to e-mail them in. Thanks.

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Last update:  22nd July 2016
 

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