“leaps spitting and crackling from the fryer: tasty morsels of dirty blues and lowdown r’n’b” ★★★★ – RnR magazine
“The British Blues is back… An infinite groove, full of energy and good taste: and the powerful shadow of people like Howlin ‘Wolf and R L Burnside to give approval from afar.” – Il Manifesto
“They brew up a storm… these guys can write top class originals.” – Blues Matters
This tough and howlin’ blues three piece has been gaining the attentions of blue fans around the world. Taking their inspiration from the blues of Mississippi, funky groves from New Orleans and then adding a touch of their own South London influence Jimmy Regal and the Royals play a blend of very original and exciting blues. The band have been exciting audiences up and down the country and are an ever present on the blues festival and club circuit. The band comprises CJ Williams on guitar AND bass. Undoubtedly one of the best guitarists around with a very unique style. Joff Watkins on harmonica and vocals- one of the finest harmonica players and much in demand and Sammy Samuels on drums who has the subtlety and power to drum up everything from a swamp boogie to a second line dancing march.
Jimmy Regal and the royals have released two albums, including the much acclaimed second album “Late Night Chicken” which has received much radio play and get to no.2 on the IBBA charts. The band have been featured on dozens of radio stations including Radio 2 (Cerys Matthews blues show), Radio 4 and Jazz fm. A new EP, “Ain’t done yet” is due for release soon on Lunaria Records.