Kingsize was formed back in early ’99 by Mark Pearson (Keyboardist) with its name deriving from the 1950’s Ska track of the same name (written by B Brooks – Baba Brooks and his band). The rest of the member line up derived from many X members from Skaboom, the UK’s premier Ska band (gigging for 5-6 years all over GB) including Jon Read who regularly works with and tours with ‘The Specials’.
Originally starting off as a 7 piece instrumental band we later introduced 2 more new members – Ming Nagel on Bass (replacing Jon Read who longed for his trumpet) and Russ Coleman thus creating a powerful 5 piece brass frontline!
Kingsize aim to bring back to audiences that solid, rhythmic and powerful Ska sound of the old time greats (and more recent ones!) and simply entertain the pants off you. If your feet don’t tap and your body don’t move – you’re probably dead!
Above picture Left to right: Russ Coleman, Mark Pearson, Paul Robinson, Ming Nagel, Jon Read, Cisca Collins, John Harris, Su Robinson, Dave Collins