‘To those who say that Swing is a musical form best left to Americans, prepare to be proven wrong. This British combo is bulletproof!’
– Atomic Magazine, New York City
The all-time festival favourites at Birmingham, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys make it a regular stopping point on the international round of jazz and blues festivals. The band’s driving force since its inception way back when, King Pleasure is one of the great jazz and swing performers. His ebullient, joyful singing has long been the band’s great trademark, his fine tenor and baritone playing an integral part of that roaring King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys ensemble sound that is guaranteed to swing anyone into bad health.
‘Behind the fun and rollicking good times lies an outfit skilled enough to get the horns to come on with the bite and precision of the Basie band.’
– The Guardian
See them during the 2015 Birmingham Jazz Festival: