The Sumerian Kyngs are an eight piece psychedelic jazz band.
The Band was founded in Brighton in 2004 by Ross Clifford, Simon Myers, Phil Boucherat, Steve Cartwright and The Damned’s Monty Oxymoron. The band made their debut at the Marlborough Theatre, Brighton, for Real Music Club during the summer of 2004. The band have experimented and undergone many line-up changes. Myers left in 2006 and was replaced by Marc Jenner. Shortly after, the band expanded their line-up, recruiting Andy Baynton-Power (bass), Eva Thompson (sitar) and Stuart McKay (harmonicas) along with occasional appearances from The Hobbit (accordion). Boucherat and Thompson left during 2007. The following year, Cliff Dowding joined on synthesizers and lighting, moving the band into a different direction. In 2009, Jenner left the band due to ill health and was replaced by Richard Lanchester. The Hobbit moved away in 2009 while Clifford left the band in 2010 to pursue separate creative interests. He was replaced by Tony Green on vocals and Trevor Nobes on guitar. The line-up has since remained constant.