King Bee is beloved by their loyal fanbase for their high energy sets and eclectic mix of the best dance songs from over the years spanning classic rock n' roll, pop, blues, and Motown/R&B. Santa Barbara area club-goers have been dancing to the contagious groove of King Bee's rock n' roll dance music for more than 20 years now! Their massive repertoire draws from 7 decades of top dance hits, adding their own secret sauce to the mix playing covers by a wide range of artists from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Michael Jackson, Prince, David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, The Killers, and Pharrell.
King Bee features Shawn Fabian on lead guitar, Doug Crane on bass and vocals, Rachel Sarah Thurston as the front female lead vocalist, Billy Goodnick on drums and vocals, and Joel Jamison on keyboard and vocals. Rachel and the Boys have built a reputation over the years for bringing the fun and the funk and have played both public and private events at all of Santa Barbara County's top venues including the El Capitan Canyon Concert Series, The Stow House Concert Series, Soho Restaurant & Music Club, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort, The Coral Casino at The Biltmore, Cold Spring Tavern, private estates in Santa Ynez Valley and Montecito, The Canary, The Montecito Country Club, The SB Yacht Club, La Cumbre Country Club, The Carriage Museum, Crane School, Dargan's, The Uptown Lounge, Island Brewing Company, Santa Barbara Fiesta (both De La Guerra Stage and Mackenzie Park Stage), "El Dignatarios" Celebration at the Santa Barbara Zoo, and the "El Presidente" Celebration at the Fess Parker.
But don't take our words for it, check out the glowing praise from just a few of their long-time fans:
"King Bee is THE QUINTESSENTIAL EPITOME OF F.U.N! AND I KNOW I'VE SEEN WRITTEN ON MORE THAN A FEW WALLS, THAT KING BEE IS A GUARANTEED GOOD TIME!"
Patty Engel,KSBY/WB Network/NBC
"There are short cuts to happiness in life, and King Bee is one of them! Like great performers? Like great tunes? Like great dancing? King Bee...only for hard-core fun addicts. Eight Balls o' Fire and one smokin' honey!"
Bob and Lois
"Not only are they all talented musicians and singers - each and every one in their own rite - but they ALL have GREAT personalities that make it so much fun for the audience and the dancers. Every venue is a PARTY with KING BEE. We hope they ROCK ON forever!"