Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band
When the Booty Band hits the stage, everybody dances! Having fun and feeling good is the philosophy as this Asheville, North Carolina seven-piece does whatever it takes to make you shake your big fat booty. Formed in 2002, they mix triumphant horns, laid-back grooves, and heavy backbeats to encompass many styles of music that can only be described as one: Bounce Music. The swarms of swaying bodies at their shows testify to their thick ass thump and boundless energy. They’re quickly becoming the hottest new funk band this side of and even in the Mississippi, adding colorful costumes and an interactive stage personality to make everyone in the room feel right at home. Featuring several multi-instrumentalists, the Booty Band keeps things fresh by constantly changing instrumentation onstage. Whenever he’s not dropping sticks, Ric Bennet anchors the mighty vessel, pounding the pocket with his relentless drumming. D-Roc ‘DoJo’ Johnson cooks up a T-Bone, well done yet raw at the same time, and throws it in your face so the dogs will come and lick you. John-Paul Miller switches from soaring guitar licks to funkified bass alongside Grady Gilbert who holds down a raw, ‘slap your mother in the face because he is so fresh’ guitar. Al Al Ingram plays the bass to move your waist and sometimes adds a soaring trombone to spice up the stew. Joshua Phillips lays down percussion, guitar, and cries himself to sleep every night. Greg Hollowell tries very hard to play the saxophones. You will find everyone in the band singing or talking trash into the mic at some point during the show, and probably after the show as well. Y o Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band is dropping jaws, and it’s all for the cause as they spread their festive and frantic stage show throughout the land. They can captivate any type of crowd they come across, as fans of all shapes, sizes and shades come together and bounce as one. Their silly banter and onstage antics keep the crowds laughing as the sounds send feet flying towards the dance floor. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band adds the lava to the mudslide, the charge to the breaker, and the spice to your vice. They are the Booty Band, and they like to put the Live back into Live music.