Oil City Kings play up tempo R'n'B.  The energy of classic pub rock crashing into classic rock from the sixties.

We mix original compositions with energetic covers of bands like The Sonics and Dr. Feelgood.

Formed in 2013, we've played many gigs including The Dublin Castle in Camden, The Garage in Highbury, Jagz in Ascot, The Acoustic Couch in Bracknell, the Bridge Festival in Maidenhead and a number of pubs in Middlesex and Berkshire.

Fantastic filming day at Sky Studios 

Last week we were out at Sky Studios in London filming in the same studio used by Soccer AM. It was a fantastic experience and thanks to everyone who looked after us and made us feel like rock stars! Fingers crossed we will be able to get some footage that we can use on our YouTube channel. Watch this space for updates. 


Great to be back at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, UK to perform two new songs "YOU CAN'T WIN" and 'VEGAS BABY!" This is the fourth or fifth time the band has been asked to feature in a music magazine show produced by students. We were delighted to help out and work with guest drummer BEN TWYFORD. Mark broke out his new SUPRO guitar and CHARLIE worked his socks off as key interviewee.

Thanks to the NFTS. 

A big thanks to the NFTS for having us again this week. We had a great time. There are some great pictures and hopefully some video to be added to the site soon.

Keyboard Player Required! 

Hi Everyone, we have an exciting opportunity as we are looking to expand the sound of the band. We are looking for a keyboard player who loves the style of music we play. If you are interested or know anyone who is please follow the email link on the site or contact us via social media channels. Can't wait to jam with you. Cheers!!

The first Bracknell Hot Cracklin' 

This Friday (24/11/17), we will be playing the first Bracknell Hot Cracklin' at The Acoustic Couch, along with Straight Circles and a DJ set from our own Mark Robson. Thanks to David Allder for the fantastic poster too.

It's been a while...... 

We are pleased to announce our next gig at the Acoustic Couch in Bracknell on the 20th October. We will be playing some new songs that we have written along with some old favourites. Please come along and support the bands and the venue. (See events page for more info!) Cheers!

Our next gig..... 

will be at The Acoustic Couch in Bracknell, supported by Mellotronanism and King Knit on Saturday 13th May from 7pm, music from 8pm. It will be free entry and kid friendly so hopefully we will see lots of you lovely people there!

We are pleased to announce.......... 

We're pregnant!! Hahaha, only joking!! Our next gig is on Sunday 12th March at The Cellar Bar at South Hill park in Bracknell. We are really looking forward to it and have been working on some new material that we will be playing there. It's £5 on the door, hopefully we will see lots of you there at this cool venue and then we may be asked to come back!!

Christmas come early 

Hi Everyone, We are pleased to announce that we will be supporting Revenge Of Gentlemen on the 13th December for the charity Crisis. It will be at The Garage at Highbury, London. It will be great to see lots of you there supporting a good cause.

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Previous events

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Hoof Fest, Sparkys Bar, Hawley Lake, Blackwater

Charity Festival to raise money for a great cause. ADAM'S HOOFING HUT Royal Marine Commando Adam Brown was born in Yateley, Hampshire on the 25th February 1985. On the 1st August 2010 he was tragically killed whilst serving in Afghanistan. He was just 25 years old. It was a dream of Adam and Amy to own a beach hut at Mudeford in Dorset where he spent many a childhood holiday. Upon returning from previous tours of duty he would use a beach hut for some much needed rest and recuperation. In his words “ it is a very special place”. So special that he proposed to Amy there. In January 2011 we started a fund-raising campaign to purchase a beach hut so that Marines and front line troops can use it to relax and reflect. A very safe port in a never-ending storm. On the 22nd April 2013 we made their dream come true and purchased a beach hut at Mudeford. This is solely due to the amazing support and generosity from all of you. We will still be organizing fund raising events to cover annual running costs (council tax £3200) general maintenance and improvements. This hut is not just not an extraordinary memorial to an extraordinary man but it is also a testament to the magnitude of goodwill and belief shown by all of you. Adam enriched the lives of those he came into contact with and we know that this hut will do the same. Thank you


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White Bear Pub , Ruislip


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The Bridge Festival, Paley Street, Maidenhead