Mamas Gun are a musically diverse, feisty and fabulous five-piece band fronted by singer/composer/producer ANDY PLATTS.
THE SUNDAY TIMES ‘Wonderful music that combines classic soul influences with a distinctly modern production approach…’
UNCUT MAGAZINE ‘As heart-warmingly catchy as anything from Stevie Wonder’s purple patch’
BILLBOARD ‘a kaleidoscope of a record that travels through genres in the most gorgeous and successful ways’
Andy is joined by keyboard player DAVE “EIGHTIES” OLIVER who’s musical education has embraced everything from barbershop singing to French horn and now includes jazz, soul and Cuban playing. Alongside stand out guitarist TERRY “SPILLER” LEWIS who now resides on UK’s south coast and who’s musical journey has seen him work with legendary Marvin Gaye/Minnie Ripperton/Michael Jackson producer Leon Ware, Lewis Taylor, The Impressions (the late Curtis Mayfield’s former group), Jamie Woon, The Valentine Brothers, Jean Carne to name a few. Bass player CAMERON ‘the Mounty’ DAWSON is the youngest at only 21 years old but already an old soul in his musical capability and contributions & newest addition Chris Boot on drums who’s talent, enthusiasm & vibrant skills significantly add to the energetic and memorable stage shows that Mamas Gun never fail to deliver.
Mamas Gun released their debut album Routes To Riches in 2009. This was followed by album THE LIFE & SOUL (featuring a further playlist with UKs queen of soul Beverly Knight) & latest release CHEAP HOTEL which hit top playlist spots in over 4 different continents. Mamas guns music has been said to combine the euphoria of soul and Motown music with the spirit of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lewis Taylor and the Average White Band at their blue-eyed-soul best. The records are all about musical enjoyment and nothing to do with the fleets of fashion and this “philosophy” has obviously already hit a nerve as the band have achieved play-list status for 4 of their singles on the BBC Radio 2 & enjoyed an Album Of The Week feature on the Smooth radio network among other achievements. More interestingly perhaps, Mamas Gun went on to have a huge impact in Japan where they were heralded as the most played international act in the country, beating Madonna to No. 1 in the airplay charts whilst doing so. In term success and recognition in other territories far reaching around the globe followed.
Most recently Mamas guns music can be heard in one of the latest Hyundai Car adverts & is also often used by some of the UKs top online influencers/vloggers in their promotional videos also.
They are currently in the studio recording tracks for their latest offering which is slated for global release in 2017