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Wamma Jamma

Movinmusic is pleased to announce that it is now arranging gigs for the newly reformed Wamma Jamma. After their tremendous success in the blues scene during the 1990's the band have been re-formed by the two original core members - Nick Parkes and Mike Hellier. All interested promoters and festivals can contact us for more information on 01209 860067 or by e-mail here.

The photos on these pages were taken in 2010 at the Greyhound in Nottingham and appear with thanks to and courtesy of Tony Winfield. Copyright Tony Winfield at Blues Pics.

Immediately identifiable, their original sound is derived from using sax, harp, Yamaha WX7 and guitar as frontline instruments, creating an incredible fullness of sound and a surprising range of dynamics. Gig guides have consistently struggled to pigeonhole their music; a blend of blues, jazz, funk and rock, so the band invented a new pigeonhole to describe it:

Having consistently toured they have built up a large following appearing at festivals including the main stage at The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival at Colne, The Edinburgh Festival, The Gloucester Blues Festival, Bike rallies and The Heineken Big Top. They also have played universities, clubs and theatres on the British, Irish and European circuits and recorded a live session for the Paul Jones Radio 2 show.

Wamma Jamma Dictionary Definition

1990 Cornwall. Band formed by Nick Parkes and Mike Hellier (Waterboys, Johnny Thunders, Sherman Robertson, James Hunter). Local gigs.

1992 Norway and Scandinavia and relentless touring.

1994 Sawmills Studio recording the 6 x 4 album. More relentless touring.

1996 Exhaustion. Nick quits and the band splits. Mike starts the Movinmusic Agency. Nick back to pub gigs with various line-ups.

2000 Kominatcha Album (Armadillo). Various line-ups.

January 2010 Mike and Nick put Wamma Jamma back together taking the band out on the road once again. Onwards and upwards with the same energy and new enthusiasm.

Wamma Jamma

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