Bamboozle is an English rock/retro swing band, formed in Canterbury, Kent in 2016.
It was founded by guitarist and songwriter of The Keytones, Jim Knowler (guitar/vocals), and Singer/Double Bass Player, Serena Sykes (bass/vocals), as a project following the break-up of The Keytones. The band initially performed in Kent, UK but quickly expanded to performing throughout the UK and Europe. In early 2017they were joined by drummer, Les Curtis.
The core of the band is made up of Sykes on Double Bass/Vocals, Knowler on Guitar/Vocals and Curtis on Drums/Vocals, with appearances from Dave Kirk on Pedal Steel/Vocals and Keith Wilkinson, (Squeeze, The Jar Family), on Guitar/Bass/Vocals. Their debut EP featured two original songs by Knowler, which quickly became popular tunes in the bands set, and soon after, Sykes also began writing, debuting her song-writing career with the well-received, Daddy’s Girl’, which was released in on July 13th, as a double A-side, with their energetic take on the song, 'Mayhem’. The band headlined at Twinwood Festival (UK), Feel The 50’s (NL) and Vlissingen Vintage Festival (NL) in 2017, and Midsummer Jamboree (FI), Vintage Nostalgia Festival (UK) and Summer Jamboree (IT) in 2018, among others, and have performed at many notable venues.