We are The Kingsize Five.
We are reporters and interpreters. We have a point of view and a perspective. We have lived and we are living. We are teachers, parents, dreamers, poets, musicians, performers. We are wankers, bullshitters, pricks and arseholes. We are clowns.
Indignities have been visited upon us. We have borne them with dignity: Even while dressed as chickens. When some of us were dressed as chickens others where playing to 55000 people in a field in Somerset, England. Those are the breaks and the breaks can give you the Blues: We have the Blues, we don’t own the Blues but this is our take on it. It’s close enough for Jazz and some of it is Jazz. A lot of it isn’t....
“A musical law unto themselves, this debut is upbeat, cocky and, thank God, completely fresh 8/10” Amy McGill, Rocksound
“A demented mix of swing, jazz and ska whose old school styles combine with such unabashed euphoria it makes most current rock look instantly redundant. This right here is the kick up the bum music needs” John Earls, Teletext
Outrageous, different and very, very good Carol Borrington Blues Matters (Oct/Nov edition)
Like Jools Holland on amphetamines Time Out, Jan 09
”Amazing: I predict this will spread through the country like a virus” Shaun Keaveney, BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show
“Mighty, mighty refreshing” John Kennedy, XFM
“A bunch of musical rogues!” Steve Lamacq, Radio 2 New Music Show
“Ungodly, infectious melodies...