King Pleasure, King's Lynn

ALISON CROOSE There is no category for this livewire band of six highly-talented musicians – except to say they are in a class of their own.

ALISON CROOSE

There is no category for this livewire band of six highly-talented musicians – except to say they are in a class of their own.

To describe King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys as a rhythm and blues band is not enough, nor to say they play jazz - for theirs is a unique mix of music with their skills firmly embedded in rock'n'roll. More than that, they are also visually very entertaining.

Those determined to venture out to King's Lynn Arts Centre in appalling weather to see and hear a band which has earned the admiration of audiences worldwide were not disappointed.


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From the second they burst into a 12-bar blues they never missed a beat, maintaining tremendous pace as they played and sang their way through a programme which underlined their reputation.

Numbers ranging from Come Back to Sorrento and Lover Come Back to Me, to the classic Shake, Rattle and Roll and a very upbeat Ghost Riders in the Sky demonstrated their versatility.

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But their trump card was the zany double bass player known as Shark Van Schtoop. He was a one-man show within a show. It was an evening of real fun.

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