“In my opinion their latest album is confirmation that the Cadillac Kings are the top rhythm and blues band on the UK scene” John Mitchell, Blues Blast Magazine, USA
Formed back in 2000 by ex-members of the bands of James Hunter, Otis Grand, Paul Lamb, and Camden legends The Poorboys, the Cadillac Kings have since built a huge reputation for entertaining audiences with a unique mix of self-penned rhythm & blues, rock & roll, swing (and humour!) In that time they have played at over a thousand different venues – clubs, concert halls, theatres and festivals across the UK and Europe, from the Canaries to the Arctic circle.
During this time some of the UK’s most talented players have spent time in the band including guitarist Oliver Darling (currently touring with Imelda May), and boogie piano sensation Henri Herbert.
In 2003 they were signed by Paul Jolly for his 33 Records label and since then have released 5 award-winning CDs, including in 2004 The Times’ best Blues cd of the year for their album ‘Highway 17’, and in 2009 Canada’s ‘Real Blues’ Magazine’s award for the best UK Blues act & cd for ‘Trouble in Store’. Their 2012 release ‘Gonna Tell Your Momma’ was recorded live in Norway and had rave reviews in every magazine from ‘Blues in Britain’ to ‘Folk Roots’, from ‘Blues Blast USA’ to ‘Blues News Norway’.
Their CD ‘The Secret of My Success’ reached the number one position in the USA’s Cashbox Blues & Boogie chart in 2017, and stayed there for four weeks.
‘The Secret of My Success’ was one of the top 3 releases of that year alongside Kaz Hawkins & Joe Bonamassa.
The current line-up has been together for nearly 10 years, featuring founder member, singer/songwriter, slide guitarist & harp player, Mike Thomas alongside sensational pianist & accordionist Tim Penn, together with Mal Barclay one of the UK’s most versatile guitarists, and backed up by the experienced rhythm section of Paul Cuff on bass and Jason Reay on drums.
The band released their sixth album “Crash and Burn” early in 2023 to rave reviews across the board in the UK, Europe and the USA.
“Good time blues at its very best, do not miss these guys!”
Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine.
“Entertaining, authentic and infectious -The Cadillac Kings’ high energy roots R&B is enough to put a foaming head on a pint of real ale!”
Darrell Parsons, Blues Matters Magazine.