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King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys

UK

Long-reigning swing royalty

As sure as eggs is eggs, and night follows day, King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys will, at any given time, be somewhere in the world making a juke-joint jump. This evergreen outfit have been in the service of swing, jazz jive and rhythm & blues for decades, taking their gospel around the planet several times over. And wherever they’ve gone, they’ve been hailed as the real deal. “To those who say that swing is a musical form best left to Americans, prepare to be proven wrong,” announced New York City magazine Atomic. “This British combo is bullet-proof!” And while the authenticity levels are high, so too is the fun rating. As the celebrated jazz critic Dave Gelly once declared of King Pleasure and his charges, “resistance is futile. Surrender to having a good time…”