Lord Knapp

Lord Knapp is an original trio with an outstanding live show using decades of experience to really go out and have a ball. Bob Knapp who heads up this outfit says “We want the music to be as much fun to the audience as it is for us. He is joined by band mates Ken Lord on drums and Jim Carrington on bass.

Bob’s Bio

Bob was born in London UK. He started out at thirteen playing in bands in England and most of Europe until 1996, when he made his escape to the USA. Mostly playing in pubs until 1987, he then formed a band called Nuff Sed with guitarist Pete Mariosa and singer Bob White, which turned out to be a very popular band in North Devon. Touring with Nuff Sed was a way of life until 1995. After making his get away to the States and settling down in the Pacific NW, Bob had a number of scratch bands until he met Sabrina Gomez and formed Sabrina Y los Reyes, a latin fusion band in 2005. Sabrina needed someone to write the music for her lyrics, so now the song writing begins. Now with two albums with Sabina and still performing  together at festivals, clubs and benefits, Bob decided to write his own album, going back to his roots of blues soul ,rock and reggae. Finding the right drummer and bass player was a main factor. Not only did they need to play well, they also needed to sing well. And guess what, it all came together when he met Ken Lord and Jim Carrington. The rest remains to be seen. Their first album, “In My Own Mind” was recorded Feb. 2012. Since then, they have been gigging frequently and writing material for their next album. 

Ken’s Bio

Ken’s drumming started as a toddler, playing everything in the kitchen.  As a child, he played drums and sang madrigals and acapella choir in school, moving into rock bands as a teen.   He played with: the Lizard Sun Band (son’s of the doors), System of the DownSnake Oil Willy, Blues TrainDream SeekerDanger Girl and The Bad Boys, The Brightest Fire, Out of the Blue, and many many more. He opened for Jane’s Addiction.  He played on and co-produced albums for Harry Perry and Melba Toast. He developed into a diverse player while assisting singers and songwriters from the Thriving Artists in San Jose, stepping in for blues, rock, jazz, reggae bands and drummers.  Ken is also a community building drum group facilitator, forming a large group of drummers for a Lions International Club in Washington and assists grade five students with musical productions. 

Jim’s Bio

Jim started his musical journey on piano at age 6, but as the Beatles swept across America, he quickly picked up the guitar and was off and running.  Born in St Joseph, Mo. and schooled in Tacoma,  Wa.  Jim graduated from WWU and joined a Disco Country Funk Band – that was too weird to last! Reforming the band as a Jazz Funk Soul Band, Jim switched to bass when the lead singer/bassist  left the group.  That was the start of a lifelong love affair with the bass!  

Jim’s played in many bands over the past 39 years, with such notables as “The Rocky Vasalino Show”, and “The Heatseekers.”  He is currently having fun collaborating /singing/playing with Bob and Ken. The original music of Lord Knapp is extremely enjoyable and the simplicity of the trio gives the guys room to express themselves, and the music  room to breathe!