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"Gig Review: King Beez"

May 19, 2012- Ever since Matt Groopie and the Bandits were featured in an Emerging Artist Spotlight as part of our Canadian Music Week coverage in March, we’ve been trying to get a chance to see Groopie live. We were covering the Indie Awards at the Royal York Hotel while Matt Groopie and the Bandits were playing at the Underground Garage. Since then whenever he was playing we had other commitments. On May 19th I caught up with Matt at The Sister at 1554 Queen West. However this time it wasn’t Matt Groopie and the Bandits, it was the King Beez, Groopie’s surf band. Playing primarily original instrumental surf songs, the band played a high energy set that sounded like a soundtrack to a Tarantino movie. This is a sound from the early 60's that was hugely influential to everything that followed, including Jimmy Page as seen in “It Might Get Loud”.


- TMAKWorld.com


"Gig Review: King Beez"

May 19, 2012- Ever since Matt Groopie and the Bandits were featured in an Emerging Artist Spotlight as part of our Canadian Music Week coverage in March, we’ve been trying to get a chance to see Groopie live. We were covering the Indie Awards at the Royal York Hotel while Matt Groopie and the Bandits were playing at the Underground Garage. Since then whenever he was playing we had other commitments. On May 19th I caught up with Matt at The Sister at 1554 Queen West. However this time it wasn’t Matt Groopie and the Bandits, it was the King Beez, Groopie’s surf band. Playing primarily original instrumental surf songs, the band played a high energy set that sounded like a soundtrack to a Tarantino movie. This is a sound from the early 60's that was hugely influential to everything that followed, including Jimmy Page as seen in “It Might Get Loud”.


- TMAKWorld.com


"Halloween Treat from King Beez"

Move over Monster Mash, Thornhill’s Matt Groopie and his King Beez have your new soundtrack for the Halloween season.

Deathproof Vol. 1 is bone-shaking, instrumental garage-surf rock with a healthy dose of B-horror movie camp.

Some of the song titles alone, such as Spider Woman and We Like Brains, are enough to give you the heebie-jeebies.

The six-track EP is available on iTunes beginning today, which is, coincidentally, when the Deathproof Road Show kicks off at Coconuts Restaurant & Lounge in Thornhill (2180 Steeles Ave. W., units 14 & 15).

You can also catch King Beez at the Lion & Firkin in Newmarket (1091 Gorham St.), as well as at Toronto’s Silver Dollar Room (480 Spadina Ave.) where the band will put on a special devil’s night concert before making its way east to Montreal.

Hit up www.MattGroopie.com for full tour dates and more — if you dare.
- Vaughan Citizen


"Halloween Treat from King Beez"

Move over Monster Mash, Thornhill’s Matt Groopie and his King Beez have your new soundtrack for the Halloween season.

Deathproof Vol. 1 is bone-shaking, instrumental garage-surf rock with a healthy dose of B-horror movie camp.

Some of the song titles alone, such as Spider Woman and We Like Brains, are enough to give you the heebie-jeebies.

The six-track EP is available on iTunes beginning today, which is, coincidentally, when the Deathproof Road Show kicks off at Coconuts Restaurant & Lounge in Thornhill (2180 Steeles Ave. W., units 14 & 15).

You can also catch King Beez at the Lion & Firkin in Newmarket (1091 Gorham St.), as well as at Toronto’s Silver Dollar Room (480 Spadina Ave.) where the band will put on a special devil’s night concert before making its way east to Montreal.

Hit up www.MattGroopie.com for full tour dates and more — if you dare.
- Vaughan Citizen


Discography

2008 - Self Titled

2012 - Deathproof Vol. 1

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"Deathproof Vol. 1 is bone-shaking, instrumental garage-surf rock with a healthy dose of B-horror movie camp."
-Vaughan Citizen

"If your looking for surf music that has meat on the bone this puppy is for you. This is killer surf from a dangerous band that means business."
-Slams Reviews

"it has the reverb you expect from surf music and the raw energy and sound of garage rock..."
-Incognito Magazine

"King Beez you can really appreciate, they go out there and just have fun."
-Charlotte Wray (Daughter of Link Wray)

"a high energy set that sounded like a soundtrack to a Tarantino movie..."
-TMAKWORLD.COM

King Beez were formed in 2007 in Thornhill, Ontario, Canada and have taken the country by storm with their unique blend of instrumental metal influenced surf punk music.

The band has toured extensively across Ontario and Quebec and have released a full length self titled album in 2008 as well as the Deathproof Vol. 1 ep in 2012.

King Beez have one goal: TO MAKE YOU SHAKE! Combine a Tarrantino vibe with James Bond attitude and campy 50's horror tactics and you get KING BEEZ!!!

2013 will see the release of more material, May 31 the single "Shark Fin Soup" will be released, and in October Deathproof Vol. 2 ep, which will be produced by Ian Blurton. The band is scheduled to appear at some large events including The Great Lakes Surf Battle, Highway 11 Cruisers Opening Gala for MS, Mods and Rockers Motorcycle competition, Punks Against Racism 15 and many other large scale events happening in 2013.