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King’s Gambit is a party-loving contemporary English folk band, writing and performing original tunes filled to the brim with melody, spirit and banging beats to dance to! 


Based in Northampton, the quintet has been thumping out its own unique 'folkbeat’ sound in towns and fields throughout the country since 2010, persuading the people of sweet England to DANCE! 


Whilst raising the roofs of pubs and clubs across the East Midlands, the group has also increased its presence on the UK festival circuit, delivering lively sets at popular revelries such as Alchemy Festival (Lincolnshire), Green Meadows Festival (Peterborough), Something Else Somewhere Else (Oxfordshire) and Family Pride Festival (Staffordshire). 


Huge thanks to the revelatory King’s Gambit for a powerhouse opening set that just blew everyone away”  Kontra Roots Club, Northamptonshire


An exciting and energetic acoustic band, full of energy with a new take on folk. Guaranteed to have you tapping your feet”  Brackley Folk Club, Northamptonshire


Furthermore, the band has taken its jaunty racket and stirring ballads to the heart of north London as well as Poitiers, France, and Marburg, Germany, winning over new audiences and picking up fans from all walks of life.


With two self-released albums now under its belt (2011’s Lines and Verses and 2013’s Folkbeat), the gang is currently working on its biggest, boldest album yet, due out later this year. Live dates throughout the shires keep rolling in and the pilgrimage of grooves, jigs and rollicking good times continues!




Other festivals across the UK and Europe including:


Banbury Folk Festival, Brackley Folk Festival, Kontra Roots Club, Raunds Music Festival,

The Bardic Picnic, Merry Tom Folk Festival, WoodFest, Big Green Gathering,

Folk In the Park, The Umbrella Fair, The Bardic Picnic, Irchester Wood Fest,

Dukes at Sidmouth Folk Festival, Magic in the Mountains, Northampton Music Festival,

Beckenham Arts Festival, Twinfest, Brackley Fringe Festival, Les Expressifs Festival France, Nutstock, MaNo Festival Marburg Germany, Pot Belly Beer Festival.


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