About

The Kinky Wizzards are one of the most audacious, exciting and fun instrumental rock jazz bands to have exploded in the music scene. The Welsh trio, comprising of bassist Mathew ‘Miffy’ Griffiths, drummer Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Griffiths and guitarist Ryan Elliott offer an unforgettable pyrotechnical kinky display of musical wizardry where you can expect anything from flying drum sticks to slapped bass to indulgent yet infectious guitar solos, all packaged in ludicrous song titles such as ‘Door Dancing Penny Collector’ and ‘Stomp Foot Syndrome’.

Since releasing their debut album ‘Tasting Toadstools’ of predominantly bass and drums, the band has sold records worldwide and has already garnered a solid reputation, having played the London drum show to an audience including Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason, been featured on DrumTalk TV and opened for Frank Zappa’s band members, The Mothers of Invention. The band has also endorsed and demoed gear for worldwide manufacturers Mapex and Seymour Duncan.

The band released their second record ‘Quirky Musings’ in March of 2017, introducing Elliott’s writing to the catalogue. The record has sold internationally and has been praised by fans and critics alike for the instrumental prowess on display from the trio, as well the playful interplay, grooviness and sense of fun. All of which is showcased in their live performances.

Throughout the course of 2018, the band went back to the drawing board and started working on new material. Kinky Wizzards returned to the studio in the summer of 2019 and in 2020, released their third album, ‘The Effervescent Travellers’. The album was inspired by the subject of travelling and movement and the excitement and vibrance that can be captured in a bustling city, a mountain or racing on a push cycle! The album also saw the trio exploring a more dense production with more layered guitars, extensive use of Moog and even incorporating a brass trio to several of the songs on the album. 

The Kinky Wizzards are three extremely dedicated musicians who set out to push musical boundaries whilst always holding their notorious sense of humorous wit that will thrill any lover of instrumental music.

 

The Kinky Wizzards, outside the studio, July 2019.