All at KING SIZE SLIM were enormously happy to hear about the release of Skip McDonalds' latest album London Blues on Echo Beach records. Toby Barellis' resonator slide guitar playing is featured on 7 of the 11 tracks. Following collaborative sessions at On-U sound studio producer Adrian Sherwood has seen the project through to release.

Its Mardi Gras, or more precisely Hastings Fat Tuesday. The annual event now in its 9th year draws thousands of people for many events over 5 days. This year KING SIZE SLIM will be on the Saturday acoustic tour (10/02/18) visiting 5 Old Town venues in 5 hours performing a short acoustic set in each. Then he'll host 'Slim Monday' (12/02/18) , a 'night before the storm' early-show event at The Palace.

Coming up....... Broadstairs Blues Bash Sunday 18th February.
Studio sessions for the forthcoming new KING SIZE SLIM album

2017 has seen KING SIZE SLIM perform in France, Belgium, Romania, Hungary and Bahrain and across the UK, many miles travelled, many songs sung on many stages. Many thanks to This is Now agency, DHP family and all of the promotors reps and stage managers and sound engineers who've ably assisted along the way.
The new digipak C.D release 'Live at The Palace' continues to receive great reviews and a surprising amount of radio airplay, radio stations are not generally keen on airing live recordings.
" ...a triumph of a recording, great sound, great production, great performance.... " E-mag review
Coming up.... a few local shows to round of the year nicely..
Sunday 10th... Sunday session at Ales of the Unexpected micro-pub Margate 2pm
Sunday 17th... Sunday session at The Jenny Lind Hastings 4pm
Friday 29th.... Old Harbour Blues Band followed by King Size Slim Old Town Special at The Stag , Hastings
New Year Eve.... Hootenanny at The Palace Hastings Tickets:

All at KING SIZE SLIM are very proud to announce the release of 'KING SIZE SLIM:SOUND Live at The Palace' on limited edition Digipak C.D. Back in July '17 the band mustered at The historic Palace Bars in their native Hastings to perform a show to an invited home-town audience. Following a successful run of shows across Europe the band were tight and ready, straight from the opening bars the enjoyment of the musicians in their craft is evident.
'KING SIZE SLIM:SOUND Live at The Palace' is available exclusively from
Still to come this year....... Son Of Dave + KING SIZE SLIM UK tour, 11th Nov Birmingham, 29th Nov Nottingham, 30th Nov Reading, 1st Dec Brighton, 2nd Dec London.
Island Vibes Festival , Bahrain. 24th Nov
Sunday Session ( on a friday ) The Stag , Old town Hastings 29th Dec + The Old Harbour Blues Band

Late summer and Autumn has seen KING SIZE SLIM solo shows across the UK, France and Belgium. Now as the nights get longer so do the miles travelled. Toby Barelli KING SIZE SLIM will be ably assisting Blues-loop-machine maniac SON OF DAVE on selected dates on his UK tour. The package worked so well last year that the pair are on the road again in 2017 by popular request. Theres a winter solo tour returning to France, some lovely UK Sunday Sessions and a whistle-stop one-nighter on the middle-eastern Island of Bahrain all to come. Watch the gig-list for details...