“One phenomenal live band” – Live & Local
Mumbo-Jumbo has also developed a special show specifically designed for the intimate atmosphere of the village hall called ‘Troubadours & Raconteurs’ which combines all of the musicianship and songwriting skills you expect from the trio with extra elements of audience participation to suit the village hall environments fun.
Mumbo-Jumbo has recently worked with Live & Local (Worcs, Warks, Lincs, Staffs, Derbys, Notts and Leics) Arts Out West (Cumbria), Air in G (Gloucestershire), Take Art (Somerset), Pound Arts (Wiltshire), Live Borders (Scotland) and Spot On Lancashire and our 50 RT gigs 2015-18 to date are marked on the map!
We wrote our own Village Hall Song to celebrate all that is marvellous about Rural Touring.
As experienced rural tourers we bring our own lighting and sound systems and come with our own technician – all we need from the village halls is electricity. We have recently introduced a new improved lighting show which is getting lots and lots of compliments from village halls, and really makes a difference to the ambience of the event.
We are also very easy to feed with no allergies or specific requirements. We love our food and are very happy to be fed!
As well as taking part in Rural Touring schemes across the country, Mumbo-Jumbo hires village halls itself in Worcestershire and South Shropshire, puts on a bar of artisan Worcestershire beers and juices (where required) and delivers the whole show, bringing their own brand of acoustic loveliness and humour to even more rural communities. We are always looking for local promoters to help us play in your back yard.
“If you are looking for an uplifting evening that combines excellent music, witty banter and audience participation, Mumbo Jumbo will not disappoint! From the moment the band came on stage with a big cheerful hello it was clear that this was going to be an enjoyable evening. Throughout the night they took the mood effortlessly from levity – ‘Bald Spot’- to poignancy – ‘Those Frail Few’ and back again.” Kerry Ferguson, St John’s Church Long Eaton, Live & Local Promoter
“Just wanted to express my thanks for tonight, it was a great night and all who attended felt the same. Hope to have you again and would recommend you anytime.” Chris Tobin, Tockholes Village Hall, Spot On Lancashire Promoter
“We really enjoyed working with you and your input with marketing and communication prior to the show was brilliant. We appreciated your musical talents and would highly recommend you to other promoters.” Sandy Tyrer, Burscough Wharf, Spot on Lancashire Promoter
“With no shortage of onstage banter and engaging the audience at every opportunity, Mumbo Jumbo are fabulous musicians and thoroughly entertaining folk. The show never feels staged, it feels like the band are having as much fun as the audience… Top class music just add booze and kazoos and slip on your dancing shoes!” Craig Wood, Neen Sollars Village Hall, Shropshire
“Wow!! What a great night. Thank you so much, you are such a talented, inspiring group and the feedback I have received has been fantastic.” Jane Swarbrick, Skylarks Community Choir, Lancashire
“Oliver and his band, Mumbo Jumbo were excellent! The band played and sang old and new numbers and they went down really well. Audience participation with the kazoo’s in the second half added to the fun and we all had a very good time – which we hope to repeat in the not too distant future.” Doh Gannon, Upper Sapey Village Hall, Worcestershire
“Very enjoyable indeed, great harmonies, engaging original songs and a really entertaining evening” Peter Van Tongeren, Great Witley Village Hall, Worcestershire
‘…powerful acoustic line up and good harmonies wrapping around some strong songs and careful arrangements. They like to engage the audience with their own brand of self deprecating humour too.’ Tim Porter, Brailes, South Warwickshire
“Three very talented musicians/songwriters with strong voices and some amazing music. A great evening of musical entertainment and audience participation.” Sue Griffiths, Bishampton Village Hall, Live & Local promoter