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THE KING BEES…. The Bees play a SHETLAND TOUR WARM-UP in Danny’s Bar

September 4, 2014 @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Blues Music to tickle your ears!!
A class act, bring your dancin’ shoes!
Undiluted blues with singing guitar, dirty blues harp and a gutbucket rhythm section.
“The King Bees”, four men who love to play the blues. Marc Patching (guitar & vocals), Andy Childs (bass), Stewart Noakes (Keys), Tony Morton (drums).
The King Bees was formed in January 2008 by Marc Patching. After performing in bands for 20 years he wanted to ‘follow his muse’ and put together a quality blues band. In October 2007 he became runner up guitarist of the year in a competition run by Yamaha and ‘Guitarist’ magazine. Marc enlisted the help of other seasoned professionals to realise his dream.
Between them the bees members have worked or appeared on the bill with: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, The Hamsters, Dr. Feelgood, Wishbone Ash, Zoot Money, Pete Bonas (now with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings), Paul Lamb and the King Snakes, Engine, Phil Hilbourne, John Verity (ex Argent), Reef, Steve Philips (Mark Knofler & The Notting Hillbillies), Mick Grabham (ex Procol Harem), Gywn Ashton, Max Milligan and Cherry Lee Mewis.
Their style and influences encompass the blues genre. From the early known ‘field’ recordings, through the 40’s and 50’s jump and swing, 60’s physcadelia right up to and including present day artists. Robert Johnson, BB King, Big Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, John Lee Hooker, J.B. Lenoir, Slim Harpo, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, John Mayall, Taj Mahall, J.J. Cale, SRV, Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Derek Trucks, Eric Bibb, Matt Schofield, Robben Ford, Seasick Steve and Iain Siegal to mention just a few.
Their 2009 album “Weekender” is a selection of covers and self penned songs in a variety of moods and styles. All recorded live in the studio or at one of two gigs. Its available at gigs now.
The history of music goes like this: Theres what came before the blues, and what came after. Contact can be made through email thekingbees@live.co.uk — Hopefully see you soon.
“There is no shortage of bands that think that they can play Blues and rock n roll, but there is a shortage of bands who can do it well – and make it sound fresh and original! The King Bees certainly can!!” – Blues Matters Magazine
‘The best blues band we have EVER had play here!!’ – Kontra Roots & Blues Club
“Blindin’!!!” – Northill Blues Festival
“Marvelous musicians….Best blues I’ve heard in ages!” – Silvergig Promotions


September 4, 2014
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Bedford Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Bedford, MK40 2QG United Kingdom