Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band

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).

Fresh Heir

Rocking an uplifting mix of Pop, Soul, and Rock to packed audiences since 2007, Fresh Heir is a St. Louis based band that has been making unique waves since their start. Seamlessly mixing that classic Motown sound with modern influences like John Legend, Maroon 5, and Incubus into one unified sound, Fresh Heir keeps you dancing while delivering their positive lyrics in three part harmony over a high energy music bed. Though they’re a young group, Fresh Heir has already reached success on the local, regional, and international level. Known as one of the hardest working and best drawing bands in St. Louis, Fresh Heir keeps the fans coming out, has been awarded such titles as “Best Jam Band” by the Riverfront Times, and receives regular praise from 88.1 KDHX radio. On the regional level, Fresh Heir has conquered 1,000+ seat venues like the Pageant (St. Louis) and the Metro (Chicago) and festival crowds at Iowa City Jazz Festival and 10,000 Lakes Festival (MN). In 2009, Fresh Heir went international, touring European countries such as England and Germany. Fresh Heir’s debut album, “The Sky’s the Limit,” hit the streets in January 2010 and has since been through multiple printings. Not bad for a band with no record label or professional management. Fresh Heir makes it clear with every move that they are one of the most talented and hard working bands around, and in 2011 they will continue to spread that message across the USA.

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Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band with Fresh Heir

Saturday, September 7 · Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM at The Gramophone