LIVE BANDS & ENTERTAINMENT

THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE WEEKEND

We Have Got It Covered

Whatever your preference, we have got it going on at KKBO!

 FRIDAY NIGHT IS PARTY NIGHT

WITH

 

 

Returning to the Main Stage by popular demand with their full band and Aretha Franklin Tribute

Elwood: There’s 106 miles to Chicago, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark out, and we’re wearing sunglasses.
Joliet Jake: Hit it!
 
We are proud to bring you Britain’s finest tribute to Jake & Elwood Blues. If you know the film, you are going to love these guys.
 

 

THE HICKSVILLE BOMBERS 

HIT THE STAGE ON SATURDAY 

  – The band are returning to KKBO with their latest lineup featuring lead guitarist/vocalist Dave Brown, Landon Filer on double bass and Paul Saunders on drums.  They are a rockin’ trio from Lincoln, England, who play rockabilly, rockin’ blues country and rock’n’roll music in a wild and energetic 50’s style.  Since forming in 1992, they have released two EPs one 10″ vinyl and 11 CD albums.  Dave has continued to write songs and now with Landon and Paul adding a great feel and passion to the Bombers, they are tearing it up with their original raw wild sound.  The 2018 release of ‘Danger Road’  made it to number one in the UK Rock indie chart so we are pleased to welcome them back! 

 

The evening entertainment starts with

THE MIDLAND BODYPAINT PROJECT

RUNWAY WALK

A chance to view their incredible creations, always a favourite with the crowds and I’m sure it will be as jaw-dropping this year

   

Next to tantalise and tease we have

THE GILDED MERKIN BURLESQUE

  – Which is your preference feathers or fire !!? Don’t worry if you want more, they will be back after the live band.   

THE CHART TOPPING MATCHBOX

WILL BE ROCKING IT ON SATURDAY NIGHT

Have you ever been to see a band from the 70’s and turned up to find out the only remaining original member was the drummer, singer or bass player? Well, try going along to see Matchbox…. not only will you hear their string of hits from the era, including top tens such as When You Ask About Love, Midnight Dynamos and not forgetting their million seller classic Rockabilly Rebel, but you will also be amazed to find the exact line up that made all those records. If this is not unique, it is very rare indeed.

Matchbox was originally formed back in 1971 with a line-up that included both Steve and Fred. Graham joined them from the Hellraisers in 1977, but it was their amalgamation a little later with Jimmy and Gordon from the Cruisers that formed the band we know today. Their big breakthrough came soon after when they were selected to back Bo Diddley and support Carl Perkins on a sell-out European tour. Following reviews in the music press, they were approached by Magnet Records and offered their first major recording contract.

The rest, as they say, is history… The release of Buzz Buzz saw the band get enormous airplay as it crept to a respectable position in the charts. The next one, Rockabilly Rebel, became a worldwide hit, quickly followed by When You Ask About Love, Midnight Dynamos and Over The Rainbow. Over 5 Million records were sold in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, etc. Numerous TV shows and tours with the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and many more, established the band as a major headline attraction. Throughout this period, Matchbox always remained true to their roots.

YOU DEFINITELY DON’T WANT TO MISS THESE GUYS!
REMEMBER IF YOU ARE ONLY COMING FOR THE DAY BUY THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL TO STAY AFTER 6PM

 

JIVE DEMONSTRATION ON SUNDAY

Showing us how it’s done we have Mark & Lin  

Lin and Mark started of at a early age of 6 for Lin in ballroom and following after that in her teens in jive. Mark started Ballroom from 10 and 14 doing jive. Both getting involved with their parents from early ages. They both been in the rock and roll scene all there lives, living the 50,s life style to the full. Lin has been teaching 50,s rock and roll jive for over 20 years, Mark joined Lin in teaching 5 years ago and they opened up their first jive school in braintree in Essex, 3 years ago, 18 months ago they opened up there second school in Sudbury, Suffolk. A 3rd school is hopefully opening soon. Mark and Lin also run a monthly club in Braintree, Essex called Red Hot And Rockin which has been running for 7 years.  Also they were heat judges for the Atomic Festival Weekender. 

Following their display we have the

DANCE COMPETITION with a £200 cash prize !

Rounding off the weekend and back by popular demand

The Moonshiners – Street Entertainers

KKBO 10 saw the Moonshiners entertaining us in the Exhibition Hall with their 1950s harmonies.  Following a huge number of requests we are bringing them back again for the 10th Anniversary.

 

 

Rocking Steve & Steph (aka The Professor)

OUR MC AND ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR

We know our Resident DJ needs no introduction having been with us since the very first KKBO in 2010, but we feel we must give him a mention. Steve keeps the show rocking all weekend either with his outdoor MC or on the stage setting the atmosphere for our great live bands. His guest DJs assist over the weekend with more rocking sounds. Steph, who is now our resident PA Tech is responsible for the high quality sound of KKBO..Guest DJs – Eddie Foulser, Clive Perkins & tbc

NEW FOR 2019 WE INTRODUCE THE HANG OUT

New for 2019 we have ‘The Hangout’ where you will find our Guest DJs playing the very best of Northern Soul, Ska & 60s/70s each evening, a covered area with it’s own bar, you are sure to hear plenty of classics.

Come along and Keep The Faith with us, 5.30 P.M until midnight Friday & Saturday nights.

 

 

 

 

KUSTOM KULTURE BLAST OFF

 

A show dedicated to Kustom Art & Lifestyle which pays homage to yesteryear whilst embracing new talent. Book now and join us for our special 10th Anniversary show, no other show does Rolling Art the way we do!

Kustom Kulture Blast Off

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