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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. Some key influences include Bob Dylan, Lumineers and Fleetwood Mac, however there are many artists, musicians and sounds that could be credited as providing inspiration, guidance and education. After writing new material over the lockdowns, Mookie + The Bab are now in the studio recording their debut EP which will be due for release Summer 2022

Multi-instruments Abi Otway (Mandolin/Trumpet/Ukulele/guitar/vocals), Marc Otway (guitar/fiddle/mandolin/vocals) and Conor Magi (drums/percussion/vocals) are a group of musicians that have been working together on various projects over the past 7 years that have seen them play UK festivals, short  tours in California , Nevada and Austin, Texas. Formerly known as ‘Issimo’, they were joined by ‘Issimites Rose Perry (Saxophone/clarinet) Tom Sharp (Trumpet), Alex Chivers (Trumpet) Chris Bland (Keys), Elliot Roffe (Bass guitar), they released two EPs - ‘Walking On The Sky’ and ‘Coldest Queen’ and one studio album ‘The Adventures of Issimo’ all can be found online streaming platforms, music shops and Bandcamp. ‘Issimo’ brought a carnival of raucous sounds and stage shows inspired by Latin American and world music as well as reggae and ska.

 In 2020 they began new songwriting adventures inspired by the Climate Emergency, Floods, Fires and Desertification, exploring organic acoustic sounds and strong vocal harmonies. Due to 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 visit their website to sign up to the mailing list.

 

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

 

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