The Southeast’s favorite funk institution Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band hits the road with a string of tour dates stopping at Ziggy’s on Friday December 30th.
170 West 9th Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
8pm // 21+ // $10
Known for their off the wall live performances and dance floor heroics, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has become one of the countries favorite up and coming touring acts, thanks in part to the buzz surrounding their sell-out shows and the success of their award winning and critically acclaimed debut studio album, “Now You Know” (independent release). The Booty Band will be appearing live at Ziggy’s, Friday December 30th.
This Asheville based six-piece funk monster exerts an undeniable energy – using funk as a foundation, the Booty Band weaves elements of hip-hop, reggae, ska and latin soul into the mix creating a musical entity that is entirely their own. With the addition of Lee Allen (drums) and Mary Frances (keys & vocals), of east coast favorite live electronica touring machine Eymarel (http://www.eymarel.com), Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band has jumped leaps and bounds musically. Simply put, the current Booty Band lineup is not to be missed.
Comprised of musicians from all over the US, the Booty Band’s unpredictable stage show, constant reshuffling of instruments and crowd rousing antics have helped build the band a loyal following and a strong name for themselves not only in the Southeast but all over the country. In the past few years the Booty Band’s success has landed them headlining slots at many major festivals including Wakarusa, Jam Cruise 6, Grassroots, Smilefest, and Long Beach Funk Fest to name a few.
Their second studio album, “Doin’ It Hard”, is a reflection of the band’s approach to music, touring, performing, recording, and life in general. Recorded in June 2010 at the City of Progress Studios in Miami, FL under the cultivated ear of DJ Le Spam, “Doin’ It Hard” is the next generation of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, redefined for a new decade. “Doin’ It Hard” is slated for a late fall 2011 release and will be available on 12” vinyl, compact disc, and digital download from all of your favorite online providers. Today, the Booty Band is ready to shake the world, one cheek at a time.