Aunt Kizzy'z Boyz is a diverse group of musicians from Southern California, who perform high-energy blues, rock & soul. Their first CD, trunk full of bluez, was released January 2004 to rave reviews.
BLUSD (Blues Lovers United San Diego) chose Aunt Kizzy’z Boyz to represent San Diego in the 2006 IBC (International Blues Challenge). The Boyz took 2nd place in the competition in Memphis TN, where they competed with 130 bands from around the world. They also recently opened for Etta James in the Pechanga Showroom to a sold out crowd where they received a standing ovation and performed an encore song. The band is also involved in the BITS (Blues In The Schools) program, and have performed for over 1,400 young kids, exposing them to live blues.
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 are currently working on CD #2, with a planned release for June 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!