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"Mookie + The Bab capture the sound of the American Southwest like few others we've heard in a long time… This is music to groove to while sipping whiskey and thinking about the good ol' days, and is highly recommended."
“Emotionally Expressive vocals… Gorgeous musicianship on display….. Stunning”
British band, Mookie + The Bab are an all-acoustic indie-folk group, Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Fiddle, layered harmonies, and the occasional bit of trumpet, captures the sound of the American Southwest, whilst remaining true to British working class roots. Multi-instruments Abi Otway, Marc Otway and Conor Magi are a group of musicians that have been working together on various projects over the years and have played UK festivals, short tours in California, Nevada and Austin, Texas. Long drives across desert landscapes listening to legends such as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has influenced their sound, and their favourite band is Lumineers.
Moved by the Climate Emergency, Floods, Fires and Desertification and exploring organic acoustic sounds and strong vocal harmonies, they have created a unique sound that has been described as a mixture of Americana and Yorkshire folk. Due to close personal losses and other traumas that 2020 bestowed, the music is reflective, yet often hopeful. To find out more about Mookie + The Bab’s upcoming releases and live gigs follow them on social media and be sure to sign up to their mailing list via the website
WHAT THEY SAY
"For a British band, Mookie + The Bab capture the sound of the American Southwest like few others we've heard in a long time. This all-acoustic alt-folk group is inspired by environmental issues such as climate change and desertification, giving their songs a yearning quality. Gorgeous vocals from lead singer Abi mix well with her fellow band members providing layered harmonies, and the occasional bit of trumpet gives their music extra flavour. This is music to groove to while sipping whiskey and thinking about the good ol' days, and is highly recommended for anyone who enjoys classic bluegrass." ROUND MAGAZINE
“Emotionally Expressive vocals… Gorgeous musicianship on display….. Stunning” RGM Magazine