A funk band from the music hotspot Asheville, N.C. performs tonight free in the Crystal Bay Casino Red Room
Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band dons eccentric clothes and includes a horn section.
The group formed in 2002 in Boone, N.C. Gregbob “Rescue in the Night” Hollowell, from Connecticut and Michigan, is in charge of melodical explosions on the saxophones, press materials say. When his hands are free, you may see Greg morph into the entity known as “Bongo Fury” or summon voices of various guest characters that he channels through the vocal chords.
His partner in crime, the other half of the Asheville Horns, Derrick “Juices and Berries” Johnson, blows furious funk and cool jazz tones from the bell of his trombone. Expect Derrick to engage folks on the dance floor, strumming the electric guitar, bringing the room to a warm, fuzzy whirlpool of emotions known as “Jazz Odyssey.”
J.P. “Smoke Machine” Miller, a recovering Florida beach freak, takes control of most guitar associated sounds, while hopping on the mic or blazing trails through the ether with nasty synth and keyboard sounds.
Al Al “Sweet Nasty” Ingram, originally from Laurinburg, NC, is in charge of funky threads and all frequencies below the waist.
Al Al will not respond to “Hey Bootsy,” but he will sing his heart out right into yours, while communicating directly with your hips via thick bass lines. If you find yourself tapping your feet while waiting for a drink at the bar, chances are that it’s because of this guy: Lee Allen. Also from the LBG, NC, Lee is one half of the power house duo, Eymarel, that the Booty Band recently absorbed.
The other half of the new addition is Mary “Nuke ‘em” Frances.Originally from Southern Virginia, Sister Mary holds down the heavy end of the keys, organs and synths, while pleasing the crowds with sensational vocals.
This will be a dance party.