A founder member of 70s pop legends Mungo Jerry this Paul King is not to be confused with his namesake from the 80s. Paul started playing blues harp at the age of 14 and progressed to banjo at 16. He took up the guitar while convalescing from an appendix operation and started to write songs. The rest, as they say… is history.


Eclipse of the Willow

Weyfest 2010 Review
15th October 2014

We are pleased to confirm that Alan Hitt (aka Budgie) will be joining Skeleton Crew once again on drums at Pyrford on 1.11.14 and Sunbury CC on 28.11.14.

15th November 2014

New gig dates added for 2015.

21st November 2014

More gigs added for 2015.

29th July 2014

New dates added to the 'gigs' page.

12th February 2014

Sacre BleuMore gigs have been added to this year's diary plus Paul will be appearing at The Lane Theatre, Newquay with talented guitarist/singer/songwriter Rupert Willder as the duo 'Sacre Blue'.

29th August 2013

Paul will be back at Weyfest again this year and joins Jackie Lynton with Harmonica from 7pm on Saturday, 31st August. He will then be joining them at the Nags Head in Sunningdale from 9pm that same evening.

17th May 2013

The Jar FamilyPaul enjoyed an outing to the New Inn, Tywardreath recently to see The Jar Family a band that has forged a distinctive style of north-east blues & roots, uniquely coined as 'Industrial Folk'. They were formed in 2010, and comprise singer-songwriters Max Bianco, Dali, Al Devon, Richie Docherty, Chris Hooks and former Squeeze bassist Keith Wilkinson.

Paul would like to thank the band for letting him join them for 'a blow' and looks forward to seeing them in Cornwall again soon. For more details about this exciting band please take a look at their web site: www.thejarfamily.com.

8th December 2012

The gigs page has been updated and new dates have been added for 2013. Cornish fans can expect to see some changes to the band line up. The band will be called 'Skullduggery' and will feature Paul with Richard Barrett and exciting persussionist Keith Marshall. The full line up will be announced early in the new year.

London fans will be pleased to know that the current line up for Skeleton Crew will remain unchanged and we hope to add dates for your calendar very soon.

28th January 2013
London fans will be pleased to know that new gigs have now been added to the 2013 calendar.

30th October 2012

flickr.comSome excellent photos can be found of Paul, Colin, Chris and Greg on flickr.com. They were all taken at the Weyfest on 1st September and two batches of images can be found via the following links. Alternatively go to flickr.com and search for 'Weyfest 2012'.

Flickr 1 | Flickr 2

5th July 2012

Weyfest 2012A number of new dates have been added to this year's gig list including a welcome return to the Weyfest in September. London based fans will also be pleased to see that Paul and the band will be back at the Prince of Wales in Weybridge on 30th August.

25th August 2012

Please note that Paul and the band will be on stage between 2.40pm - 3.25pm on Saturday 1st September at the Weyfest.

Paul will also be joining Jackie Lynton and Chas Hodges (Chas'n Dave) on 31st August in Wraysbury. Please see the gigs page for more details and links

22nd April 2012

tabz On 5th August Paul's 'Cornish' Skeleton Crew will be playing the Cornwall Folk Festival in Wadebridge. Paul will be joined with multi-instrumentalist Richard Barrett, with special guest Rebecca Phillips on vocals/guitar. Richard has a vast experience playing in bands throughout the UK and the USA and he is considered to be one the finest mandolin players this country has produced.

For more information about the 3 day festival please visit www.wadebridgefolk.co.uk.

A selection of photographs of Paul and Richard have been added to the gallery.

25th January 2012

tabz Long standing friend of 'Skeleton Crew' Alan Hitt (aka 'Budgie') will be joining Paul and the boys on drums at the Pyrford gig on 18th February.

A link has been added to Budgie's band site celebrating the sounds of Led Zeppelin. There are planty of audio and video clips to enjoy plus a number of gigs in the pipeline.

9th December 2011

Shindig Now available from this site is an exciting new album from Chris Bryant who plays guitar in Paul's Skeleton Crew. He is joined by Paul and fellow 'Crew' players Greg Terry-Short and Colin Pattenden, plus a number of familiar friends. The full line up is:

Gordon Sellars: guitars, bass, vocals
Colin Pattenden: bass guitar, vocals
Greg Terry-Short: drums, percussion, vocals
Paul King, vocals, harmonica, kazoo
Jackie Lynton: vocals
Ray Phillips: vocals
Cole Lacey-Bryant: vocals
Martin Brown: violin
Ken Osborn: guitar

28th November 2011

Shindig Tina Metz's article on Paul Brett's Sage is now available in the latest edition of Shindig (Quarterly No. 4). Most of you will be aware that Paul Brett produced our Paul's album 'Been In The Pen Too Long' and many familiar names from the original Mungo era feature in the article.

Paul King's contribution to Jubilation Foundry gets a mention and if you would like to secure a copy just click on the image opposite to visit the Shindig web site.

11th September 2011

Miakoda Elounda Apologies for the lack of news so far this year. Most of Paul's appearances are currently in Cornwall but London based fans will be pleased to see him back at The Prince of Wales on 27th October and Pyrford Social Club on 29th October. Please note that Paul will not be appearing at the Prince of Wales on 2nd October.

For those of you enjoying some sunshine in Crete on 8th October why not pop along to the Miakoda Bar (pictured) in Elounda where Paul will be joined by Skeleton Crew stalwart Chris Bryant.

5th January 2011

Paul at Weyfest 2010
To celebrate the New Year 'Eclipse of the Willow' is now available on CD only via this site. Cost is £7 (incl. P&P). Previously released on cassette this is a double CD set featuring the original line up of Paul King, Colin Earl, Colin Pattenden, Ian Campbell and Don Stevens.

6th September 2010

Paul at Weyfest 2010Paul joined Ray Dorset on stage at the Weyfest on Friday, 3rd September. It seems to have been a great success and went down well with the audience. Paul said; 'it was great to be back on stage with Ray again for the first time in 30 years and I look forward to doing something like this again at some point in the future'.

We would like to hear from any fans who were able to get there. If you have any photos or video you would like to share please get in touch. Perhaps you would like to write a review of the evening?

Photo opposite courtesy of Mungo fan Hilary Athey.

4th September 2010

Alan Hitt (Budgie) has been in touch and has kindly supplied three video clips featuring the second Nightshift line up from 1986. It turns out that Budgie can claim Joe Rush as a 2nd cousin once removed on his father's side. Indeed it was Joe who introduced Budgie to Paul at a gig at the Feathers in Wraysbury a couple of years before the first Nightshift was put together.

The clips have been added to the video section. We hope you enjoy them.

Weyfest 201015th June 2010

New London and Cornwall dates have been added to the gigs page.

Mungo Reunion??
One exciting development is that there is a possibility that Paul will be joining Ray Dorset and Mungo Jerry on stage at the Weyfest on 3rd September. Please note that nothing has been confirmed at this stage and we will let you know just as soon as we have any more definite news.

30th August 2010

We are now able to confirm that barring unforeseen circumstances Paul will be joining Mungo Jerry on stage at the Weyfest on Friday, 3rd September. The other good news is that the Weyfest site is currently showing that additional tickets are now available. For those of you who can get there and would like to contribute some images, video or words to this site we would love to hear from you.

5th April 2010

Showbiz XI Leamington SpaA big thankyou to Barry 'Bazza' Gilbert who sent this shot in of the Showbiz XI in Leamington Spa. A larger version has now been added to the gallery.

Check out Barry's website www.timeslip.info.

Barry has sent over some more images and two of these have been added to the gallery which include some famous names from 1982.

23rd March 2010

A warm welcome to Paul's new look web site. We hope you like it.

We have reintroduced an online shop where you can purchase securely using Paypal and we hope to be in a position to add new items as we move through 2010.

In recognition of Paul's outstanding contribution to the original sound of Mungo Jerry a playlist of YouTube clips have been included with our usual video items. Many thanks to all those who have had a hand in putting them together.

If you have any interesting items, images, videos or gig reviews you would like to share please send them in. We will be happy to include them on the site. Simply email John at news@paulking.info with the details.

6th December 2009

Jackie Lynton's CD 'Rockin In Cornwall - Rollin In Surrey' is out now and features Skeleton Crew stallwarts Colin Pattenden, Chris Bryant and Jeff Ward. Paul adds Harmonica to two of the studio tracks. The 'live' numbers were recorded at Paul's then home in Cornwall. The album is available from Jackie Lynton's website for £10.

Paul has been in the studio recently to add vocals and harmonica to a forthcoming album from Chris Bryant's Bluesblasters. Paul sings on 'Knocking On Heaven's Door' and 'Long Black Veil'. More details when we have them.

30th September 2009 - 'Live in Portland, Maine, USA 1970'

Some fantastic recordings have been unearthed of the final gig of Mungo Jerry's 1970 tour of the States featuring Paul and the original band members. Sound quality is very good considering the amount of time it has been left around. Each band member can be heard clearly and the disc is just under 30 minutes in length. Tracks:


Jump In My Cadillac with a change of lyrics later became Baby Jump, hear it here as it was then performed as a stage ad-lib making it a must for all collectors. Available now from the Mungo Jery online shop. £7 plus p&p.