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Les Squires... It is with sadness to report that our friend Les passed away on Sunday 18th November after losing his fight of three years with cancer. Les had been Acker Bilk's tour manager and sound engineer for over 40 years and on occasions worked with Kenny's band if Syd was unable to work with us. He will be missed by us all... 

R.I.P.  Les...

   Ron Bowden..

More bad news I'm afraid, I have been informed that Ron Bowden, Kenny Ball's drummer for 40 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night 1st / 2nd of July. I will report more when I have the facts .... Condolences to Ron's family at this sad time ....

John Bennett..

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news that John passed away on the morning of Saturday the 10th June 2017. John had been suffering with a cancer related illness for a couple of years and had been unable to play any concerts during that time. Our thoughts go out to his wife Anne, his children Richard and Tina and their families. John was a superb musician and even more, he was a gentleman in every sense of the word.... He will be sorely missed ..... R.I.P. John








Kenny Ball Junior and his Jazzmen

 The long awaited John Bennett page here on the website. John will post various articles and pictures of his 60 year association with Kenny Ball from their time with Terry Lightfoot, the inception of The Kenny Ball Band right up to the current day ..... Not to be missed!!k

We have decided to manage the band " in house " and invite agents, promoters and organisations to contact Syd Appleton 
regarding booking the band or for other information. Syd's details can be found on the Contact Us page.

  The Kenny Ball band has always been  of the highest calibre when it comes to the members and to retain  top quality musicians they have to be paid good money for their services. Trying to keep the band going had a negative affect on my health and also my personal life. I moved house too at the end of last year which added to the stress and now we are settled I can give the band my full attention and hopefully move onwards and upwards. We'd like to say a big thankyou to the band's fans for their kind words of encouragement that we've had at all of our concerts over the last two years. It is mainly because of this feedback from the people who supported the band for over 50 years that I knew I had to carry on. Please continue to come and see us, we will carry on as long as you want us to.

NEXT GIG ....... T.B.A.

We have recently changed our management / agency and anticipate more gigs in 2016. Should you wish to book the band please contact Les Squires or Mick Brown at Cabaret Casino on 08450 008007 or leave a message and Les will call you back a.s.a.p.



We will be regularly updating this website with news of upcoming dates for the band, and concert reviews until the end of this year.

Although the website is different the band is not and it is Kenny Junior's plan to carry on his father's legacy as long as you, the Kenny Ball fans, want him to. The band is the same as it was when Kenny played his last concert in Chemnitz, Germany on January 21st 2013.

Ben CummingsBen Cummings (right), who had been one of our "2nd" trumpet players along with Peter Rudeforth, Mike Henry and Alan Bateman, has now been asked to fill the boots of Kenny Ball and his appearance and attacking trumpet style has been compared to the great man himself.

John BennettJohn Bennett (left), having spent 55 years with Kenny Snr. is carrying on much to the delight of his many fans, and of course the band. At the moment John is having a course of treatment for a minor cancer condition and is hoping to return in the new year. Ian Bateman is filling in for John until then

Kenny Ball Junior (right) has taken over running his father's world famous Jazzmen as lead vocalist and the energy and enthusiasm for the music is just as entertaining as it always was. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.