Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
Purveyors of original Funk since 2002, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band zoomed onto festival stages nationwide, fueled by a heavy mix of powerful original compositions, triumphant horns, laid back grooves and heavy backbeats. Having fun and feeling good is the philosophy of this Asheville, NC 5 piece band, and colorful costumes and interactive stage personalities are all part of the show. Proclaiming that their goal is to shake the world, one cheek at a time, when the Booty Band hits the stage, everybody dances!
The group has been together for a full decade, performing well over 150 shows and completing three to four national tours each year. With a new album in the works at Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC (projected release date: Sept 2013), a remix album entitled Re-Doin’ It Hard released Sept 2012, and Summer tour in full swing, they are definitely artists to watch. Re-Doin‘ It Hard features some of the band’s favorite DJ‘s including Agent 23 (GFE and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo), DJ leSpam (Spam Allstars), and Lee “InstaFunk” Allen (Booty Band and Eymarel) adding their distinctive perpectives to select tracks from their new album.
Doin’ It Hard, their sophomore studio release, is a reflection of the Booty Band’s approach to music, touring, performing, and to life in general. Recorded at City of Progress Studios in Miami, FL under the cultivated ear of DJ leSpam, Doin’ It Hard is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band – next-generation, redefined for a new decade. Doin’ It Hard is available in 12” vinyl, compact disc, and digital download.
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is (left to right): Lee Allen (drums), Al Al Ingram (bass, vocals), JP Miller (guitar, vocals), Mary Frances (keys, vocals), and Derrick Johnson (trombone).
lin-go (noun)—An unfamiliar language.
Music may be the universal language, but that doesn’t mean it should all sound the same. There are a lot of people speaking the language of music, but most of them don’t really have anything new to say.
Lingo is different. This is a band with their own secret language, as their name would indicate. There are familiar components, to be sure—ripping guitar solos that evoke the Allman Brothers, African and Latin grooves, jazz and funk, soulful vocals, thoughtful lyrics. Still, the result is unlike anything else out there, and if you open your ears wide enough, you can tell Lingo has something to say.
Like some hip new street slang that hasn’t hit the mainstream yet, Lingo is currently one of the best-kept secrets in music, but their tribe is growing. This new sound speaks from the heart and reaches the soul, once you learn the secret language.
Do you speak Lingo?