Producer and songwriter King Zepha presents a timeless blend of ska, rocksteady and jump blues for good lads.

The debut album, Introducing... King Zepha & The Bluebeat Renaissance, is available now from http://kingzepha.bandcamp.com

The revival is coming. If you're ready for thumping double bass, raucous four-part harmony and honking horns then it's time to dust off your boots and your sharpest gear and join us on the dance floor!


Catch King Zepha live at the following shows...

Thu 15 Feb - Smokestack, Leeds, UK 
Fri 16 Feb - The Underground, Bradford, UK
Fri 23 Mar - The Northern Quarter, Huddersfield, UK
Wed 11 Apr - The Anchor Inn, Wingham, UK
Thu 12 Apr - Snuffel, Brugge, BE
Fri 13 Apr - Jan Van Gent, Gent, BE
Sat 14 Apr - Cultuurkapel de Schaduw, Ardooie, BE
Sun 15 Apr - The Old Farmhouse, Southampton, UK
Fri 20 Apr - Skamouth Festival, Great Yarmouth, UK
Thu 3 May - Sela Bar, Leeds, UK 
Sat 26 May - Nice n Sleazy Festival, Morcambe, UK
Sun 17 Jun - The Donkey, Leicester, UK
Sat 25 Aug - Roman Lakes, Marple, UK
Fri 31 Aug - Chapel Allerton Arts Festival, Leeds, UK


Upcoming gigs in 2017...
13 January - Arches Venue, Coventry, UK
22 February - Smokestack, Leeds, UK
28 February - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford, UK
6 April - The Grove, Leeds, UK
8 April - The Polar Bear, Hull, UK
7 May - The 2-Tone Village, Coventry, UK
13 May - Favestival, Doncaster, UK
28 May - Blues Bar, Harrogate, UK
2 June - Something To Smile About Festival, Doncaster, UK
3 June - Woodnestock Festival, Wingham, UK
4 June - The Lighthouse, Deal, UK
14 July - Cask Corner Dive Bar, Doncaster, UK
15 July - Bananallama Festival, Matlock, UK
16 July - The Donkey, Leicester, UK
18 July - The Old Barn, Portsmouth, UK
19 July - Neptune Beer Emporium, Chesterfield, UK
27 August - Kirkstall Bridge Beer Festival, Leeds, UK
16 September - Saltaire Festival, Bradford, UK
1 October - The 2-Tone Village, Coventry, UK
28 October - Skalloween Festival, Dumfries, UK
24 November - Moon On The Water, Cleethorpes, UK
16 December - The Blind Pig, Halifax, UK

The Skatalites tour the UK... with King Zepha!

We're delighted to announce that King Zepha are supporting the legendary originators of ska & rocksteady The Skatalites on their 2016 UK tour. King Zepha will be appearing on the following dates:

17 November 2016
Hare & Hounds
Details/tickets: https://www.gigantic.com/the-skatalites-hare-and-hounds-2016-11-17-19-00

20 November 2016
The Wardrobe
Details/tickets: http://www.thewardrobe.co.uk/event/the-skatalites-2/

It's a real honour to asked to support The Skatalites as they've been a huge influence on our sound and, due to another booking, we missed them last time they were in the UK. We really can't wait for this one!

New REVIVAL! all dayer in Armley

Saturday 16th July sees the launch of our new all dayer, REVIVAL!
The event is taking place at St. Bartholomew's Social Club, Wesley Road, Leeds 12, and will feature live music from King Zepha and guests, plus REVIVAL! DJs playing ska, jump jive, bluebeat, reggae, dub, afrobeat & dancehall. There will also be a jerk chicken BBQ and ridiculous drinks offers.
Please visit: www.facebook.com/armleyrevival for more info


We're delighted to announce the following live shows in 2016. We hope to see you there!

8 January - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
9 January - Hootananny Brixton, London, UK
9 February - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford, UK
11 February - Sela Bar, Leeds, UK
12 February - Coastival Festival, Scarborough, UK
18 February - 100 Wardour Street, London, UK
4 March - The Blind Pig, Halifax, UK
24 March - London International Ska Festival, London, UK
25 March - The Lifeboat Tavern, Tenby, UK
26 March - Murph's Bar, Tramore, IRE
27 March - Tramore Ska & Reggae Festival, Tramore, IRE
9 April - Official Trojan Records Club Night, London, UK
10 April - The Lighthouse, Deal, UK
11 April - The Anchor, Wingham, UK
12 April - Priory Hotel, Dover, UK
13 April - Poortgebouwer, Rotterdam, NL
14 April - Cafe Molotov, Gent, BE
15 April - ACU, Utrecht, NL
15 April - Nooderlicht Cafe, NDSM, NL
16 April - OT301, Amsterdam, NL
17 April - ADM, Amsterdam, NL
1 May - Beaver Works, Leeds, UK
1 June - Smokestack, Leeds, UK
1 July - Skagate Festival, Margate, UK
2 July - Ska & Vintage Reggae All Dayer, Bradford, UK
10 July - Doncaster Brewery & Tap, Doncaster, UK
16 July - St. Bartholomew's Social Club, Leeds, UK
23 July - Underneath The Stars Festival, Barnsley, UK
29 July - Y Not Festival, Matlock, UK
12 August - Boomtown Fair, Winchester, UK
14 August - Froddington Arms, Southampton, UK
15 August - The Anchor, Wingham, UK
16 August - Moulin de Mandassagne, Villereal, FR
17 August - Casa Irla, Sant Feliu de Guixols, ES
18 August - Taverna del Pirata, Llanca, ES
19 August - L'entonnoir, Prades, FR
21 August - ADM, Amsterdam, NL
22 August - Cafe Monumentje, Amsterdam, NL
23 August - Bajesdorp, Amsterdam, NL
24 August - Jan Van Gent, Gent, BE
25 August - Bedroom Bar, London, UK
26 August - Cask Corner Dive Bar, Doncaster, UK
27 August - Bridge Inn Beer Festival, Leeds, UK
28 August - Unity Works, Wakefield, UK
17 September - Skabour Festival, Folkestone, UK
8 October - The Polar Bear, Hull, UK
1 November - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
12 November - Unity Works, Wakefield, UK
17 November - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK (w/The Skatalites)
20 November - The Wardrobe, Leeds, UK (w/The Skatalites)
23 November - The Neptune, Chesterfield, UK
9 December - The Blind Pig, Halifax, UK
31 December - Sela Bar, Leeds, UK

2016 Ska Festivals

We are delighted to announce that we're opening next year's London International Ska Festival (alongside Intensified and the legendary Stranger Cole) and performing a headline show at Tramore Ska & Reggae Festival in Ireland. Man, are we looking forward to next Easter! Then, in September we're heading to Skabour in Folkestone for some seaside ska times :)


Introducing... King Zepha & The Bluebeat Renaissance, our debut release on Ginhouse Records, is available now from https://kingzepha.bandcamp.com/releases

The album is available as a limited edition double CD (in a double card wallet - like a miniature double vinyl sleeve) or as a digital download. Part 1, which is based on a '70s mixtape, features nine original tracks, two dubs and an instrumental reworking of Desmond Dekker's Israelites. Part 2 is a live recording of a night club gig in the band's native Leeds.

We hope you enjoy it!


We're pleased to confirm the following KZ dates in 2015:

5 February - The Den, Scarborough

6 February - Revolucion de Cuba, Derby

7 February - Hootananny, Brixton

17 February - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford

18 February - Smokestack, Leeds

5 April - Social Bar, Doncaster

11 April - The Wardrobe, Leeds

18 April - Passing Clouds, London

22 May - Santiago, Leeds (album launch party!)

16 July - The Den, Scarborough

17 July - Hootenanny, Brixton (supporting Macka B)

23 July - Sela Bar, Leeds

1 August - Y Not Festival, Matlock (Tribe of tribe Xanadu stage)

12 August - Smokestack, Leeds

15 August - Boomtown Fair, Winchester (Crazy Calamities Saloon)

16 August - The Lady Luck, Canterbury

17 August - The Priory Hotel, Dover

18 August - Hot Club de Gand, Gent

20 August - Volkshotel, Amsterdam

21 August - Club Radion, Amsterdam

22 August - Pacific Parc, Amsterdam

23 August - ADM, Amsterdam

28 August - Matt & Phreds, Manchester

4 September - Al's Dime Bar, Bradford

22 September - LS6, Leeds

9 October - Unity Works, Wakefield

28 November - The Wardrobe, Leeds

12 December - ELFM 24-Hour Musicathon, Leeds

13 December - The Source Collective, Carlisle

20 December - Sela Bar, Leeds

29 December - Bedroom Bar, London

More dates to be announced soon. All the best for 2015 from the Zepha camp x

Thanks to our fans

On behalf of the band and production team, I would like to thank everyone who came to watch us in 2014. We enjoyed every performance and we're really looking forward to seeing you at our 2015 shows. Onwards and upwards! KZ x

Tockwith Festival - Fan discount available

Get in touch if you would like a special fan discount for Tockwith Festival this weekend. Send us an email or a tweet and we'll send you the code. Hope to see you there!
King Zepha