Mumbo-Jumbo: Troubadours & Raconteurs

Title: Mumbo-Jumbo: Troubadours & Raconteurs
Location: Chinley Community Centre
Start Time: 20:00 (doors and bar 19:30)
Date: 21 May 2016
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Tickets: £10 – available online and in Chinley Stores

Not to be confused with Mambo Jambo who played for us last year!

With no shortage of onstage banter and engaging the audience at every opportunity, Mumbo-Jumbo are fabulous musicians and thoroughly entertaining folk


Mumbo Jumbo are three rootsy, close-harmony musicians who boast that there’s not a six stringed guitar in sight!

Led by three of the Midlands’ most experienced Blues musicians, Oliver Carpenter and Chris Lomas, and featuring top piano and squeezebox player, Phil Bond, Mumbo-Jumbo produce a sound all of their own. They play uplifting original songs, rarely-heard rootsy tunes and more familiar numbers, all delivered with a real sense of humour.

It’s a big band sound in a small package, with a terrific combo of trumpet, keyboard, accordion, washboard and vocals.

The show features mainly self-penned catchy songs (check out ‘He’s got a little bald spot’ – which features a guest appearance by Steve ‘Dr Teeth’ Steinhaus). And if you need an instant lift, have a look at this lovely film for ‘Nice Work’.

The band are very clued up as to what works in a community venue, bringing a winning mix of banter, great musicianship and a bit of audience participation – you might find yourself on kazoo – and skilfully performed pieces that will have you whooping for more!