King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys come to Darwen!


This June at Darwen Library Theatre, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys celebrate a remarkable 30 years on the road. More than the greatest jump, jive and swing band on the planet, they’ve become an institution!

In their three decades, the band have delivered nearly 6500 performances in 21 countries, played on 36 radio shows and made 73 television appearances, including several on Blue Peter, The Teletubbies, and the Paradise Club series, where they were the house band – not to mention accompanying John Barrowman in a rendition of I Get a Kick Out of You on Live and Kicking.

Rough, tough and always rocking, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys have appeared at festivals, concerts and clubs throughout the UK and Europe – and they still play the Birmingham Jazz Festival, where they have headlined for an unprecedented 14 years.

The band has also performed alongside B.B. King, Cab Calloway and His Orchestra, Ray Charles, and toured with the actual Blues Brothers Band – the one from the movie!

Along the way, the band have recorded 11 albums for Big Bear Records, all distributed worldwide physically and online.

The band line up as:

King Pleasure: vocals and baritone saxophone
Boysey Battrum: alto and tenor saxophones
Bullmoose K Shirley: guitars
Mighty Matt Foundling: piano
Shark Van Schtoop: bass
Gary ‘The Enforcer’ Barber: percussion

Paul Jones on BBC Radio 2 called them “the hardest act to follow since the parting of The Red Sea”. This is a show that cannot be missed!


VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 8th June 2018
TIME: 7.30pm
TICKET PRICES: Full Price Tickets: £17.00 – Door Price Tickets: £20.00

Tickets are available
Online here. 
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.