The King Blues
The King Blues

The King Blues

About The King Blues

Influenced by the Specials, Public Enemy, and the Clash, London collective the King Blues combine folk-punk, 2-Tone, and dub reggae with overtly political lyrical themes for a sound self-described as "conscious rude boy ska." The band originally formed as a duo in 2004 before vocalist/ukulele player Jonny "Itch" Fox and guitarist Jamie Jazz decided to expand their sound, recording with various musicians before settling on the permanent lineup of guitarist Dean Ashton, bassist Kat Marsh, keyboardist Josie Dobson, and drummer Jack "Percusher" Usher. A Live Lounge cover of Dizzee Rascal's "Bonkers," which they regularly played in their live set, became their most famous recording. ~ Jon O'Brien

  • ORIGIN
    London, England
  • FORMED
    2004

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