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The Final Show

2016-10-14-phome-webAfter six years of making the world just a little bit funkier, it’s time for us to take our final bow. We’ll have one last Funky Friday on October 14 at Portland House Of Music & Events to celebrate.

Six years is something like sixty in band years, which is as much a tribute to the people who have supported us throughout this journey as it is to the tenacity and energy of the musicians themselves. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has ever come out to a show, bought a t-shirt or CD, played our song on the radio, mentioned us online or in print, and introduced our music to a friend. It’s been our pleasure to write and play music for you.

Another set of thank you’s go out to all of the people who booked us for shows throughout the years – after all, what would a band be without a place to play? We’ve been grateful for each show we’ve gotten to play and never lost sight of the faith people put in us to put on a good show. Among all the great people we’ve gotten to work with, a couple deserve some special attention…

Thanks to Sonja at Bray’s Brew Pub, who booked us for an entire year of shows based solely off our demo and has kept us traveling up to Naples consistently ever since. She also helped get us in the door with the Maine Blues Festival, which was a blast to play.

Thanks to Doug at Bull Feeney’s for the monthly residency that lasted almost two years and gave us a chance to play in front of a ton of people.

Thanks to Ken at Portland House Of Music & Events and the old Big Easy. Our first show was at The Big Easy when Ken called us for a last minute fill-in, and it’s only appropriate that we’ll be finishing this run at his newest venue. Not only has he spent years supporting music in Portland, Maine but he also treats every single band/artist with tremendous warmth and respect.

We’d also be remiss if we didn’t thank Jonathan Wyman of The Halo for making the sessions for Speed Of Soul an absolute pleasure and dream come true. Another big thank you to Adam Ayan of Gateway for mastering our album to perfection.

Most of all, thank you to all of the family members who have supported us throughout this trip. It’s not easy living with someone in a band – rehearsals, practice time, and gigs take up a lot of time. Thank you for loving us, coming out to the shows, and bringing dozens of people with you. Thank you to the extended family of Boomshack alumni who have wandered through the band… Anthony, Scott, Chris, Nick, Sam, and Lisa.

We’re looking forward to raging one more time with you at Portland House Of Music & Events on Funky Friday October 14. Get your tickets online now for only $8 or for $10 day of the show. Ya dig?

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Stand!

Mama's Boomshack presents Stand! A Tribute to Sly & The Family Stone - Portland House Of Music & Events - Saturday April 16, 2016When we’ve had to describe our sound, the quickest way to get the point across has been to say we sound like the lovechild of James Brown and Sly Stone. A mixture of funk and soul but also of different people’s influences and energy coming together to form a singular sound. So it only goes to figure that after we paid tribute to The Godfather of Soul back in November that our next show at Portland House Of Music would feature the other half of our musical DNA. Stand! is going to be a showcase for a ton of groundbreaking Sly hits along with some deeper cuts – songs that have been played and sampled countless times over the last decades and yet still sound fresh.

So don’t wait – tickets are now available online for our April 16th show at Portland House of Music & Events. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 the day of the show – but judging by the response we had back in November, you don’t want to wait too long before snagging your tickets for this one.

Our first set of the night will feature original music by us and the second set will be chock full of Sly tunes. Joining us for the night will be our friends Jya Marie and Susannah Gerry on vocals, Kate Beever on percussion, and Dwight Herdrich on keys.

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Ready for Mardi Gras? We are!

All right funkonauts… After some much-needed rest and relaxation, we’re ready to get down to the business of getting down!

Next Friday night, February 12th, you need to get over to  Jimmy The Greek’s in Old Orchard Beach for a little post Fat Tuesday dance party. Bring yourself and a dozen of your friends – we’ll bring the tunes you love. Sound like a deal? We’re also going to be helping out with a Mardi Gras costume contest and the good folks at The Greek are going to be slinging some delightful drinks for your delectation.

Doors open at 8pm, music starts at 9pm, and it’s only 5 bucks to get through the door!

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Star Time Comes To Portland

2015-11-14-portland-house-of-music-web“Ladies and gentlemen… it’s Star Time!”

Those were the words that Bobby Byrd spoke thousands of times as he introduced a man who, in reality, needed no introduction. The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. Mr. Dynamite. Soul Brother Number One. The Minister of the New Heavy Funk. Mr Please Please Please. The Godfather Of Soul… Mr. James Brown.

On Saturday November 14th, we’re bringing a one-two punch to Portland House Of Music that you haven’t ever seen. One full set of original funky soul music and then an epic all James Brown second set featuring special guests and the super heavy funk of an 11-piece band. We’re ready to get on the good foot – are you?

Advance tickets are only $6 and are available online right now – tickets day of the show will be $8. Don’t miss out – get your tickets now and then be prepared to get on up with us!

Do have your copy of our album Speed Of Soul yet? For the next 36 hours, you can use the promo code “phome” to take 25% off when you download through our Bandcamp page!

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Funk Under The Stars At Bray’s This Saturday

2015-09-26-brays-webThere’s nothing like getting funky in the great outdoors, so we’re pretty excited to unleash a full funky soul assault on your earholes this Saturday night in the biergarten at Bray’s Brew Pub in Naples! This Saturday is the Maine Lakes Brew Fest, so it’s good time to sample all kinds of tasty adult beverages before settling in to rage with us all night. As usual, we kick things off at 9:00pm and keep rolling until midnight. Invite a few dozen friends and get ready to dance with us!

And if you’re heading out to the show and haven’t gotten yourself a copy of our new album, Speed Of Soul, why not swing by a Bull Moose store near you (say the locations in Portland, South Portland, Scarborough, or Lewiston for instance) and get a CD for the ride? Or if you’re into instant gratification, download the whole shebang right now through BandcampiTunesGoogle Play, or Amazon.

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Back To The Future – This Saturday Night At Bull Feeney’s!

bull-feeneysFunk upon a time ago, we had some good times playing our monthly gigs at Bull Feeney’s – tunes were belted, drinks were spilled, fun was had. Well, it’s time we got back to our roots for a hot minute, so we’re bringing the funky soul you know and love back to one of Portland’s live music institutions. Saturday night August 1st, come catch us at Bull Feeney’s – you know the drill, 9:30pm until they kick us out at 1:00am.

If you’ve never been to Bull Feeney’s, y’all are in for a treat. Great food, lots of great beer, and we’ve got a big ol’ place for you to dance. There’s no cover, so save your cash for a cold beverage.

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Tomorrow Night at Bray’s Brew Pub

beerHappy Funky Friday Funkonauts! We’re hurtling towards the weekend and as such, it’s time to get out and shake something… We’re going to be tearing things up over at Bray’s Brew Pub in Naples, ME on Saturday night – and you should too! We get rolling at 9:00pm and there’s never a cover, so you’ve got some extra jingle when you walk to spend on a frosty adult beverage.

If you’ve never been to Bray’s before, be sure to get there early to have some dinner too – they have a terrific menu. And the beer… oh, the beer. Lots of great selections including the stuff they brew right there on the premises. Food, beer, and funk – sort of like heaven on earth, dontcha think?

Bray’s is located right on Route 302 as you head into Naples, at 678 Roosevelt Trail. Be there!

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Opening Night At The Ballpark

Old Orchard Beach SurgeTake me out to the ballgame… take me out to the crowd… buy me some beer and cheeseburgers… I don’t care if I don’t have a rhyme for burgers…

Greetings funkonauts! Who doesn’t love a little baseball in the summer? We’re going to be kicking off opening night at the ballpark for the Old Orchard Beach Surge on Tuesday June 2nd from 6-7pm. Stop by for a beer, get down with us, and then enjoy a night at the ballgame with Maine’s newest professional baseball team. All seats are $5, kids under 11 get in free, and tons of free parking. What’s not to love?

Never heard of the Surge? Good reason for that – they’re a brand new team in the East Coast Baseball League, which is an independent American-Canadian organization that’s the equivalent to Single-A minor league baseball in the US. They’ll be playing 30 home games during their first season in OOB and we’re excited to bring the funk to their first ever game.

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