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According to the critics and the crowds that the band are attracting, King MO are probably the hottest blues band in Holland today. Touring since April 2009, all the members are veterans of the European festival circuit having played with their former bands at major events such as North Sea Jazz, Noorderslag, BRBF Peer, Moulin Blues Ospel and in venues such as Melkweg Amsterdam and Forest National in Brussels.

Lefty-guitarist ‘young’ Sjors Nederlof is undoubtedly the center of attention in the band. He has toured extensively with Coup de Grace and the Strikes, as well as recorded and toured with Tino Gonzales. His unique Fender sound leaves no one untouched. Where other guitarists need a complete pedal board to create their sound, Sjors just needs his fingers.

Singer Phil Bee has performed and toured with the likes of Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience), Jan Akkerman, Steve Lukather (Toto) and Ana Popovic. With his previous band Phil Bee and the Buzztones he has played major festivals and venues (see above), as well as recording 2 CD’s with the band on the independent Inbetweens label.

Hammond organist Colly Franssen and bass player Jules van Bussel were also members of Phil Bee and the Buzztones. Colly has performed with a long list of musicians, from Jan Akkerman to Bertus Borgers to Arno Adams, in many cases along with Jules.

Drummer Henk Punter has earned his stripes playing and recording with the likes of Memo Gonzales, Monti Amunson, Lazy Lester, T-99 to name a few. He is a blues drummer with heart and soul, responsible for King MO’s fat grooves.

Having established themselves in 2009, King MO have headlined major blues festivals throughout Holland (Drijf-In-Giethoorn, Grolsch Bluesfest Enschede, Bluesnight Asten etc). The band have played to and amazed crowds of thousands of people, not necessarily all blues fans.

King MO’s music can best be described as soulful blues with a rock-edge. In addition to their original songs they play King MO arrangements of Freddie King and Ian Siegal tunes. Their live at La Bonbonnière CD was elected ‘Best CD of the year 2009’ by the readers of Blues Forum and Blues Forum (Dutch) . The most read websites in the Netherlands and Belgium. Grooveyard Records (USA) contracted the band and will release the award winning CD in the USA November 2010.

April 2010 the band releases it’s 2nd CD, ‘Sweet Devil’ , on Firesea Records. Reviews our unanymous, the band is ready to make the international move. After having played the biggest bluesfest in Holland (Ribs & Bluese Raalte) the Dutch Blues Foundation elected the band to participate at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, USA, February 2011. October 2010 the band was nominated in 3 categories for the Dutch Blues Awards, best band, best guitarist and best vocalist.



For more info and bookings contact :

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Phil Bee, tel : +32(0) 497 423345 kingmo@kingmo99.com
Web www.kingmo99.com