Q. Bee


Tim has played keyboards with this excellent blues band since 1998. Fronted by female vocalist Kate "Queen Bee" Zaitz, the band is best known for its former residency at Britain's famous blues pub, the Station Tavern in West London.

They have just released their second CD BEECOMIN' (see below).


Their first CD A features 13 cooking tracks, showcasing Bee backed by SNAKE'S BLUES QUARTET, lead by husband Jake "Snake" Zaitz, a brilliantly tasteful but very gutsy guitarist. The CD features generous portions of Richards piano alongside Dana Gillespie bassist Javier Garcia and Scandinavian drummer Magnus Fritz, on a selection of mainly original material.

To listen to sample tracks,
please click on the red CDs button
at the top of the page.

After a period of inactivity, the band has now been renamed Q. BEE and have recently been in the studio with a new line-up recording their second album BEECOMIN'. This impressive selection of original material in a very funky vein is now available on Snakestone Records, and features the following line-up in addition to vocalist Kate:

Jake "Snake" Zaitz - guitar
Tim Richards - organ & piano
Jeff Walker - electric & upright bass
Rob Eyers - drums

Gigs booked for 2002 with the new line-up incude:

Monday 1 April 2pm
Burnley Blues Festival (new album launch)

Saturday 24 August 9.30pm
Colne Blues Festival

Past festival appearances include FARNHAM, MARYPORT and COLNE (international stage -1999).

Enquiries: Please telephone Jake Zaitz on 020-7708 1621
E-mail: snakestonerecords@hotmail.com