We're proud to work alongside Live and Local to host live touring shows, bands and productions at the Doe Lea Centre.
LIVE AND LOCAL SHOW SATURDAY 22nd January 2022 7 pm.
No Hit Wonders.
Mumbo-Jumbo present 'No Hit Wonders' with musicians Oliver Carpenter, Chris Lomas and Phil Bond. They play nine instruments between them, create complex tight harmonies and some great songs despite the title! If that's not enough… everyone gets a kazoo! Expect to hear: the song that nearly made it to the Eurovision Song Contest; the song written for the Mavericks but in the end they didn't record it; the reasons why they are twice nominated in the British Blues Awards but are yet to win one and dependent on the season, the four new Christmas singles yet to set the seasonal airwaves on fire. They will, however, deliver on an exceptional evening.
'From the moment the band came on stage with a big cheerful hello it was clear that this was going to be an enjoyable evening.' Kerry Ferguson, St John’s Church Long Eaton, Live & Local Promoter
The trio, Oliver Carpenter, Chris Lomas and Phil Bond, all established lead vocalists combine to also produce complex tight harmonies. They play nine instruments between them and have curated an evening of musical textures, sounds and flavours. They were nominated in the British Blues Awards in the Best Original Song category for their track ‘Nice Work’
They describe themselves as being ‘on the edge of the big time for over 40 years’ with their wit and tongue-in-cheek style a delight for audiences. Mumbo-Jumbo has developed ‘No Hit Wonders’, a brand-new show specifically designed for the intimate atmosphere of the village hall following on from the successful ‘Troubadours & Raconteurs’ show. Having performed over 50 Rural Touring gigs, they embrace the unique and special settings that village halls offer.
Their 2017/18 festival schedule included a range of Blues and Folk clubs: Scarborough Blues, Keswick Jazz & Blues, Nantwich Jazz & Blues, Three Choirs, Jinney Ring Folk, Bromsgrove Folk and Upton Jazz showcasing the breadth of their accessibility to a range of audiences.