Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz
Jim King (909) 239-0622 or Sugaray (760) 403-6411
Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz is a diverse group of musicians from Southern California, who perform high-energy blues, rock & soul. The core band members are Jim King / Lead Guitar, Sugaray / Lead Vocals, Dwane Hathorn / Drums, Joe Schiavone / Bass and Bastos Moenho / Percussion. Michael Mack on keyboards and Martin Tramil on rhythm guitar share the 6th member position in the band. In January 2006 the Boyz competed at the 2006 IBC (International Blues Challenge) in Memphis TN, where they came home with 2nd place, after competing with over 130 blues bands from around the world. Their first CD, trunk full of bluez, was released January 2004 to rave reviews.
Blues Critic stated in March 2006:
"if you ain't got a great singer you ain't got this critic's ear. Well, the Boyz got themselves a serious blues-shouter who goes by the name Sugaray Rayford. Hailing from Tyler Texas, Sugaray possesses one of those powerful ,gospel-soaked voices that can take the meekest of songs and improve it. He and his mates start their debut disc, "Trunk Full Of Bluez", on the good foot with a ripping 12-bar blues shuffle called "Jelly Roll". Sugaray comes-a wailing' and guitarist Jim King shreds mightily over the racing groove, courtesy of bassist Joe Schiavone and drummer Duane Hathorn. And their show stopping version of Albert King's "Rub My Back". This track sizzles! Dare I say it even eclipses King's version and this is coming from a serious Albert King admirer!”
Lead guitarist, Jim King's solo debut album, WHEN THE BLUES ARE GREEN garnered rave reviews & he recently signed with Grooveyard Records for distribution of this CD.
"Blues Revue" magazine stated:
"His stripped-down approach reveals an uncanny soulfulness that's almost unnerving in its depth and effectiveness."
Grooveyard Records states:
“Excellent debut studio disc from this awesome, obscure blues/rock guitar slinger from California featuring an amazing, superb eleven track Peter Green musical tribute. Deep burning blues licks, killer extended solos…”
The Boyz just finished CD #2, entitled It’s Tight Like That which was released 6/22/2007. Not only will you be blown away by their musical talents, but their high energy, soulful stage performance is mesmerizing. The energy they create on stage is like being picked up by a twister, and at the end of the night when you touch back down, you won't know what hit you; but you will feel great. The Boyz call it being Kizzyfied!