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Connor Selby Support and Fladfest

Following another great gig at the Sociable Beer Company, Worcester, earlier this month, we are looking forward to supporting award-winning young blues sensation Connor Selby in Wolverhampton in March. Then in April we are playing at a new festival for local original talent in the Pershore area, Fladfest in Fladbury. See "Gigs" section below for details..


Come And Hear Us Live



We proud to be kicking things off for Connor Selby at the Giffard Arms, Wolverhampton in March!

Loooking forward to April we are playting a new festival for original local acts in the Pershore area, Fladfest in Faldbury…


KOTQM's music is a cocktail of influences. An original  mix of Americana and British Invasion tinged roots-rock perhaps, and maybe some West Coast jangle? Maybe, but listing genres only gets you so far. We like to think we're hard to pin down, with the pigeons firmly out of their holes. We've worked hard to channel an eclectic array of influences into writing a really varied set of songs. But what we've been really stoked to hear from fans is that whatever direction we take it, it always sounds like KOTQM. Songs that we hope will move you and stay with you, performed with love by seasoned musicians. Our gigs and releases have attracted great reviews and airplay, but more importantly to us they get audiences grooving and calling for encores at every gig, and that's what we live for.

Kings of the Quarter Mile are:  Darren Wetherilt/vocals and guitar, Pete Juzl/guitar, Dave Smaylen/drums and backing vocals, Brian Richards/bass, Jenny Curtis/backing vocals and Simon Moth /keyboards

Scroll down for our albums, and details of forthcoming gigs. You can cut out the middle man by buying our records from Bandcamp, or follow links to stream at Spotify or keep across the band's activities - hope to see you soon!

Contact Us

For all show bookings and any other enquiries please phone Dave Smaylen on: 07831 658927 or email us at



Only Dark Horses

Kings of the Quarter Mile

KOTQM's debut record: "Roots thoroughbreds...from Americana heart wrenchers to thrill-seeking rockers. Catch them burning up a saloon near you at the first opportunity" (SLAP magazine)
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