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Doug Kearney: Co-Founder/Guitarist/Vocalist/Song Writer/Arranger

Born and raised in the heart of Louisiana, Doug picked up his first guitar at the tender age of 10 and by 16 he was playing his first gigs. At 18 he began working in bars, traveling the crawfish circuit, and doing concerts and festivals throughout Louisiana and Texas. Immersed in southern blues, jazz, country, Texas swing, and swamp music Kearney began to develop his own unique style. With influences from Duane Allman and Lowell George he started writing and developed a true passion for slide guitar. After working in the South for 13 years, Doug moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1986. Working the greater Seattle club scene afforded him the musical freedom to explore various creative avenues. This is where his desire for writing original material blossomed. Hence, his unique and soulful style of guitar playing, singing and song-writing evolved. Most recognize Kearney by his funky rhythm-based blues, sultry slide guitar and clean cutting-edge sound.














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Roger Wood 'aka' Lavoy Jenkins Music, began his professional career at the age of 16 by touring with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Dorothy Norwood on the Rolling Stone’s 1972 ‘STP’ U.S. tour. He toured the world with 'Microsoft' co-owner Paul Allen in his band, private studios, and songwriting sabbaticals.

Born in Seattle and raised in Chicago, Roger's music has touched India, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Korea, and the Philippines. Roger grew up on Black Gospel, R&B, Soul, Rock & POP during the 70’s and 80’s and has been in high demand as a producer, writer & keyboardist for many years. A distinctive sound developed from a very unique musical backdrop to his entire career - a product of his environment - A true professional with huge musical ears & passion.

Roger and Billy Barner played and toured together in Jonah's Whale in the 1980's 

Roger Wood:  Keyboardist/Vocalist

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Billy "The Pocket" Barner: Band Leader/Co-Founder/Drummer/Vocalist/Teacher/Author

An award winning drummer, Billy's career spans six decades and most of the western hemisphere. Touring extensively regionally and nationally, he has shared the bill with and opened for many national acts including Spencer Davis Group, Maria Muldaur, Pablo Cruise, Jefferson Starship's Micky Thomas, Bobby Kimball of ToTo, Arthur Lee & Love, The Coasters, Bo Diddley, R.B.. Greaves, Three Dog Night, Charlie Musslewhite, John Lee Hooker, Jr, Tinsley Ellis and Eric Burdon among others.  Billy's session experience is equally noteworthy having spent hundreds of hours in studios in Seattle, Tacoma, Hawaii, Los Angeles and Canada both drumming and singing. In 2002 he received the Atlas Cole Memorial Summy Award "Drummer Of The Year". The plaque reads "Reliable, steady and always in the pocket, when you say musicians musician you think of Billy Barner." In 2006, Billy received the Washington Blues Society Best of Blues (BB) award and has received six BB nominations from the Washington Blues Society. For more on Billy Barner visit

Dan Kopp: Bass Guitarist/Vocalist

Dan has been playing bass ever since the dead sea was only sick . In his early days he sarted his musical journey playing country music in several popular Seattle area bands that lead to being in a group that was contracted via an agency out of Nashville to back stars of the television show Hee Haw when they came to Town, that lead to a stint in a Fairbanks Alaska club for several years. After Dan returned to the Seattle area he eventually focused on his true love, the blues and that lead to King Kom Beaux! He really enjoys playing bass in KKB The musicians Keyboard Roger Wood, on guitar and vocals Doug Kearney, on drums, vocals and the group's illustrious leader Billy Barner, all of these guys are great guys and top notch musicians!

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Benny Bostrom: Harmonica/Blues Harp

Benny Bostrom has been around with the local blues and music scene for as long as he can remember. He was taken to his first blues jam at just eight years old and provided a harmonica just soon after, he was hooked. Many years were spent dabbling on the little instrument before taking it a bit more seriously and making a run at pushing the boundaries of what the instrument could do. Benny enjoys a wide variety of musical genres ranging from traditional Chicago blues, to bebop jazz, to funk and modern pop music, and can often be found transcribing and playing classic jazz standards in his free time. His versatility on the instrument has caught the attention of many around not only the Pacific Northwest, but also from around the country. It has presented him with many opportunities, including the chance to sit in with John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band, Lorenzo Farrell of Rick Estrin and the Nightcats, Quique Gomez, a plethora of local PNW bands, and now King Kom Beaux. His passion for the harmonica has driven him to go beyond simply playing the instrument; he also assembles and tunes each and every one of his harmonicas by hand. In addition to playing, Benny is also often found working with local music production groups to bring big names to the PNW blues scene and attending a variety of local jams when the opportunity arises. Some of his notable influences and favorite harmonica players include Jason Ricci, Jerry Portnoy, and Big Walter Horton. 

Seasoned through Decades of Experience - Rich in Talent

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