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kingB love the blues. kingB love the way the blues makes you feel.

We have been sharing our blues for over ten years throughout our Oxfordshire homelands and beyond. We want to play at your club, pub, party or festival. Our repertoire features blues classics and original songs. Powerful vocals and soloing from guitars and harmonica ensure every performance is unique. In kingB we do our own thing but it's always just for you. Come on down, sing, dance, have a good time.

kingB gigs (see also our gigs page)

kingB at the Hand and Shears

The Hand and Shears, Church Hanborough, Oxon OX29 8AB

Here's some good news to get your festive season off to a cracking start! kingB will return to the Hand and Shears for another Sunday night special, with a couple of hours of the finest blues, and a great menu of food available from Patrick the chef. Entry is free and the vibe is guaranteed - but it's wise to book a table with the pub in advance. For more info see http://handandshears.co.uk

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  • Cat
    Cat kingB
    Hi Bridgette and thanks for making the journey! It was a great audience and we had a fab time too. It's so good to be playing live again ...

    Hi Bridgette and thanks for making the journey! It was a great audience and we had a fab time too. It's so good to be playing live again ...

  • Bridgette
    Bridgette Somerset
    All the way to Church Hanborough this Sunday for a fantastic evening of live music! Great! Felt 10 years younger, probably last saw you then! So fantastic to see you all again with the new members!

    All the way to Church Hanborough this Sunday for a fantastic evening of live music! Great! Felt 10 years younger, probably last saw you then! So fantastic to see you all again with the new members!

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie Charlbury
    They are back. After 2 years of almost silence KingB were playing together again to a live audience. The sun shone at the Charlbury cricket ground despite Claire singing about impending rain. The music was smooth and sultry blues - the epitome of summer sounds. Let’s do it again soon.

    They are back. After 2 years of almost silence KingB were playing together again to a live audience. The sun shone at the Charlbury cricket ground despite Claire singing about impending rain. The music was smooth and sultry blues - the epitome of summer sounds. Let’s do it again soon.

  • Cat
    Cat kingB
    Hi Neil - glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. Next up: Woodstock Live, 24 August. Cheers, Cat

    Hi Neil - glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon. Next up: Woodstock Live, 24 August. Cheers, Cat

  • Neil Glenn
    Neil Glenn Wales
    Good gig at The White Hartfest, Eynsham, on Saturday night. First time I've seen the band play, but it won't be the last. Well done.

    Good gig at The White Hartfest, Eynsham, on Saturday night. First time I've seen the band play, but it won't be the last. Well done.

  • At the back
    At the back
    Felix, We really enjoyed the response from you girls at the front, very much appreciate your feedback. Makes the night go so well when you join in. Thank you

    Felix, We really enjoyed the response from you girls at the front, very much appreciate your feedback.
    Makes the night go so well when you join in.
    Thank you

  • Felix Holman
    Felix Holman London
    Hi KingB Just wanted to thank you for a fabulous night of live music in Burford on Saturday night. I was with a bunch of girlfriends and you really made our evening. The music was fabulous, great original tracks and good old stomping favourites! Hope to see you again! With best wishes Felix

    Hi KingB
    Just wanted to thank you for a fabulous night of live music in Burford on Saturday night. I was with a bunch of girlfriends and you really made our evening. The music was fabulous, great original tracks and good old stomping favourites! Hope to see you again! With best wishes Felix

  • Jeannie
    Jeannie
    Just heard the Blues Cafe album playing at Yanni's Place on a small Greek island!

    Just heard the Blues Cafe album playing at Yanni's Place on a small Greek island!

  • Michael Chick
    Michael Chick Jakarta Indonesia
    On my recent visit to UK i popped in with my family five persons in all, together with my colleague from jakarta to see my very old friend Ian Grierson and the King B band he plays in. Good luck to King B Band in any future engagements for giving us a very enjoyable evening Mike Chick Jakarta

    On my recent visit to UK i popped in with my family five persons in all, together with my colleague from jakarta to see my very old friend Ian Grierson and the King B band he plays in.
    Good luck to King B Band in any future engagements for giving us a very enjoyable evening

    Mike Chick
    Jakarta

  • Claire from kingB
    Claire from kingB Oxon
    Thanks Andrew! It was great to see you again. You've supported the band loads over the years.... really appreciate you coming along again! See you again soon x

    Thanks Andrew! It was great to see you again. You've supported the band loads over the years.... really appreciate you coming along again! See you again soon x

kingB news

Thank you Charlbury! 

Thank you to Charlbury and especially to the Cricket Club for hosting us last night. A great evening, not what you'd call warm for August, but it was dry and sunny and the crowd was really welcoming. We loved it!

Really back? Fingers crossed! 

It has been soooooooooo long! Cancellation after postponement after cancellation - it has all been so disappointing. But now, hopefully, we're back in action with two gigs, one of them outdoors, and we can finally get back into playing some real blues for real people! Do please come and say hello and give us a big smile. 

Music is back! 

It has been a horrendous year for live music and musicians, but things may be about to restart at last. We've got two fantastic events in the calendar, and we're just hoping government guidelines will allow them both to proceed as planned. We'd love you to be there with us!

Back in the woodshed 

For a few months the band has been all over the place - travelling that is - and doing some interesting projects, but now we're back working hard on new numbers for the summer season. And the season is shaping up nicely, with some great festival gigs and parties, plus a couple of appearances at our favourite, the White Hart of Wytham. All details coming soon!

New video 

We've a hot new video of Claire strutting her stuff with the band in funky mode, from our January visit to Tap Social. Ian Siegal's 'Hard Pressed'. Definitely the good sort of winter blues!
 

Summer’s gone but kingB is back ... 

We’ve had a bit of radio silence over the summer, with members of the band busy travelling and even getting married! But we’re back with a couple of great gigs, showcasing very different parts of Oxford’s lovely music scene. From the spectacular riverside location of the Cherwell Boathouse, famous for its restaurant and punt station, to the industrial cool and creative social space of Tap Social, we think we’ve got a good mix for you. We hope we’ll see you soon. 

White Hart today: it's on! 

The weather is looking good and we've confirmed with the venue that we'll be on stage in the garden of the White Hart of Wytham, this afternoon from 5.30pm. Maybe wrap up a bit warm, but come and enjoy your first outdoor gig of the year, with the pub's excellent BBQ. See you there!

Food from Ethiopia and Eritrea 

We just heard the good news that Saturday's gig at Tap Social will feature Lula’s Ethiopian/Eritrean Cuisine. Their spicy delights are often enjoyed at Gloucester Green Market, and now you can combine them with kingB's tasty blues!

The dark days of winter - in the studio 

So, what has kingB been up to in the last couple of months? Recording, that's what! We're working on what we've called old blues, new blues and our blues: some classic Chicago-style numbers, some of the best recent songs in the genre, and then a couple of our own originals. It will be the first proper recording by our current line-up. And it's sounding pretty good so far!

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