The B3 Kings is a Boston-based funky, groove-oriented soul band highlighting the marriage of the Hammond B3 organ and earthy, roots guitar playing. Taking elements from boogaloo, blues, soul, funk, and classic rock and influenced by the Meters, Booker T, Melvin Sparks, Jimmy Smith, Ray Charles, and Sam Cook, this all-star juggernaut unit blends it all into their own hip-pocket rage machine. The B3 Kings will be joined tonight by very special guest Phil Pemberton of Roomful of Blues!
The band has been packing weekly residencies in Boston for the last ten years, with devoted fans calling the shows their own personal church. The band features guitar masters Johnny Trama (of Jesse Dee, Ron Levy) and Lyle Brewer (Ryan Montbleau), Rusty Scott (Roomful of Blues) on organ, Marc Hickox (Eddie Floyd, Matt Stubbs) on bass, and Tom Arey (Peter Wolf, J Giels Band) on drums.