A London based four?piece with a love of all things soul, Mama Moonshine are a band tailor?made for swaying between funk jams and blues rhythms. This is a group who take in all kinds of influences, from the dusky likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha, to the funk rock stylings of The Black Keys and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Each member has their own unique sound, which moulded together creates a distinct, elevated tone.
Their brand new single ‘Sisters’ is out now, a heartfelt song about the loss and gain of true friendship. Hauntingly soulful with intense lyrics that unspool with a gentle power, the track is a solid example of this band’s class: https://soundcloud.com/mama-moonshine/sisters
Mama Moonshine are clearly a band assured in their own sound, both in the studio and on the stage. Known for their energetic live shows, they now twice sold out The Camden Enterprise (Camden Town) and packed out other London venues such as Proud Galleries, Charlie Wright’s and Troy Bar. They have also played to a rapt crowd at the Audio Farm Festival 2014, Brighton’s Brunswick and outdoor audiences on Portobello Road to name a few. Add the recent radio appearances and a guest slot for vocalist Ruth with Ronnie Scott’s Jazz and it becomes clear that this band is on the rise in the London Music Scene.
Don’t just take our word for it. There has been interest from cult hit-makers Tune-Yards and Little Dragon, who had some words of encouragement after hearing their new material:
“Had a listen to your music. You have a great voice! Keep writing songs 🙂 and have a blast in the studio!! Lots of luv Yukimi”
The band are also highlighting the great work of many unsigned bands up and down the country by holding events for artists by artists. Having recently curated and ran their own showcase night at the Camden Enterprise, which sold out in half an hour, they are intent on creating an unsigned community in London. This will serve as a friendly and supportive platform for those who have a passion for music, photography, art and writing to showcase their talents.
14th February: Troy Bar, Shoreditch
24th February: Antwerp Mansion, Manchester
10th April: The Monarch, Camden
Official website: www.mamamoonshine.co.uk