About Us

Mumbo-Jumbo takes three of the Midlands most experienced gigging musicians – Oliver Carpenter, Chris Lomas and Phil Bond – throws them together in a broadly acoustic format and lets them deliver what they are best at – live music performance.

They play around 85% of their own music, and the writing is so good that they were nominated in the British Blues Awards in the Best Original Song category for their track ‘Nice Work’ – maybe the new album ‘Sonic Gumbo’ will have another suitably recognised gem.

Their 2016/7 festival schedule included Great British R&B (Colne), Ealing Blues, Upton Blues, Bromsgrove Folk, Nantwich Jazz & Blues, Wallingford Blues & Beer, Upton Folk, Hay Philosophy & Music, Jinney Ring Blues, Jinney Ring Folk, with a number of others still havering into view show the breadth of their accessibility to a range of audiences. Both blues and folk festivals and clubs have discovered Mumbo-Jumbo too!