ddddddddddddddOriginating from Newcastle King Bee are one of the funkiest bands on the planet , we are excited to announce that they are playing Bristol Zed Alley, May 2019 for the launch party of a brand new funk and soul club , the Funk Train King Bee has been providing unstoppable grooves since 2011
Boasting an unorthodox line-up which includes sax, flute, trumpet, synthesisers, and vibraphone, the original jazz/funk fusion sounds of this seven piece Newcastle based band have recently taken on a more edgy electronic and on occasion psychedelic element
Inspired originally by jazzfunk legends Roy Ayers, Donald Byrd and Herbie Hancock, King Bee has established itself as one the finest exponents of the genre in the UK
" These guys are consummate musicians and do not take prisoners"..Blues and Soul
Tracks from the album "Return of the Dave" and "Jellyman Funk" had national radio support from Mike Chadwick (Jazz FM), Craig Charles (BBC 6 Music) and Robert Elms (BBC London) amongst many others
" A revelation!"...Craig Charles BBC 6 Music
The follow up release "Bee to the Flower" featured a remix by renowned French DJ/Producer The ReflexBoth tracks made an impact , catching the ear of ex Radio One and JazzFM DJ Robbie Vincent who included it in his comeback radio programme for Christmas 2017, and was subsequently play-listed for the Ronnie Scott's Radio Show on JazzFM in early 2018
"King BeeOne of the finest funk outfits in the North of England"...Band on the Wall Manchester
The band draws heavily on acid-jazz rootsIts music for the heart, the head and the feetIt has enabled King Bee to open for Lonnie Liston Smith and Mr Roy AyersKing Bee has played up and down the UK from Shetland to Kent, taking in the 2017 Mostly Jazz Funk and Soul Festival, Manchester's Band on the Wall (twice), SAGE Gateshead International Jazz Festival and of course Newcastle's premier venue for jazz, funk, and soul Hoochie Coochie - the band's spiritual home
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