- October 16, 2014
This hard working and dynamic soul-funk-pop-groove band slowly but surely are making a name for themselves as one of the tightest and funkiest live acts around.
Named after the Erykah Badu album, Mama’s Gun were formed by singer and songwriter Andy Platts. Long term band members include Brighton based guitarist Terry ‘Spiller’ Lewis. Platts had played on Corrine Bailey-Rae’s debut album before signing with Zomba, and the band released their debut album Routes to Riches in 2009. They’ve since followed up with 2011’s The Life and Soul and just recently, Cheap Hotel, their most commercial and polished album. Successfully crossing over into the realms of pop while keeping their hipster credentials, Mama’s Gun in particular hark back to the blue-eyed soul heyday of the 70s when acts such as Hall & Oates reigned supreme.
Recently heard playing an acoustic cover of Ramble On in the BBC studios (see link below) when the one and only Robert Plant was present as a guest on the Chris Evan show, the band are out on a mini-tour including a Brighton date, a kind home from home for this most entertaining of groups.
The Haunt, Thursday 16 October