Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Groove to Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band

Express Staff Writer

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Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band's boogie jam style will provoke movement that might require a doctor's note before you can participate.

The sound of the band, Lee Allen (drums), Mary Frances (keys, vocals), Greg Hollowell (tenor sax, baritone sax, flute), Al Al Ingram (bass, vocals), Derrick Johnson (trombone) and J.P. Miller (guitar, vocals) will at the very least loosen your caboose.

They are currently touring their second album "Doin' It Hard."

Scoot your tush down to Whiskey's on Friday night and boogie like it's bikini season, because after listening to their music and throwing myself into the groove, I am definitely in better shape and, or at least a better mood, as a result. Miller tackled these questions between tour stops this week.

What's the significance of the big fat booty portion of your name? Do you have booty envy? 

The sound is as fat as the booty.

How's the tour going? 

Great! We love Colorado. The tour has been a lot of fun so far. A Colorado-based winter run has turned into an annual thing for us.

Favorite song to perform? 

One of our new songs, "Precious Moments," infuses funk with a heavy rock (dare I say "metal") sound. It's a really fun, high-energy song, and we've been getting a good response from the audience. It's quite different than most of our other songs. I would say that's my favorite song to play these days.

What song always delivers the biggest bounce?

@$$ (Badonkadonk) is always a hit and gets people dancing. Any song that Mary sings lead vocals on is always a crowd pleaser.

If you were cartoon superheroes like your web graphics depict, who would each of you be?

J.P.: Smoke Machine (I would save lives with my magical herbs); Greg: Howl from Howl's Moving Castle; Derrick: Professor Xavier; Lee: Incredible Hulk; Mary: Jem; and Al Al: "I am already a superhero-Sweet Nasty!"

The Booty Band

Where: Whiskey Jacques', Ketchum

When: Friday, March 16, at 10 p.m.

Tickets: $8.

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