Paradise Kings’ Debut Performance at Copper Blues

Event Details


Tuesday, February 6 – Showtime 7:00pm to 9:00pm – No Cover


(OXNARD, CA) – Paradise Kings, fresh off representing the Santa Barbara Blues Societyat the 2018 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, make their performance debut at Copper Blues581 Collection Blvd., Tuesday, February 6. Showtime: 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Free. Info: (805) 457-5551 or visit

2018 started with a bang for the Santa Barbara-based five-piece blues/swing group renowned for their high-energy live shows (Henry Garrett, lead vocals; Jan Ingram, backing/lead vocals; Jeff Gring, guitar; Michael Robertson, bass; George Lambert, drums),  with a nomination in the “Best Blues Band” category from the L.A. Music Critic Awards on the strength of their fine 2017 release, Controlled Burn (vote here now through February 1).

Controlled Burn has received stellar print reviews around the globe while also being featured on syndicated radio  program Blues Deluxe and  American Veterans Radio.

“What makes Controlled Burn so good is the fun that ensues the moment we hit the “play” button. “69 Chevy” gets the party started with a slammin’ rockabilly vibe, dripping with guitar. “I’d Sing the Blues If I Had ‘Em” has a welcome Nighthawks feel to it, and “Three Strikes” is a fine tip ‘o the hat to the wonderful Stax records we all grew up on. They play blues that’s rockabilly, and blues that swings.They play with passion, and they play well.”

American Blues Scene

“Four-piece ensemble (vocals, guitar, bass, drums) plays high-energy blues on the eight original cuts here…best tune is up-tempo shuffle that kicks off the disc, “’69 Chevy,” starting with an extended lead guitar intro from Jeff Gring before singer Henry Garrett steps up to the microphone. This one swings.”

                         Blues Bytes

“Paradise Kings play a mojo-filled brand of old-school blues with a modern feel. These guys have a wicked-cool sense of humor in their songs, too. The story of a guy who always seems to end up on “Easy Street” is the man who says, “I’d Sing The Blues If I Had ‘Em,” set over a walking-beat groove. Here’s hoping “Controlled Burn” will bring them that richly-deserved acclaim!”

                          Nashville Blues Society



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