Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Here Come the Mummies

Here Come the Mummies is a Funk/R&B band, best known for their live performances, in which band members come onstage dressed in full mummy attire, a concept and look that is similar to the 1990s punk band, The Mummies. However, on their homepage forum, they have addressed the issue, saying, "this is a totally different band. We formed around 2000, and we did not find out about the 90s punk band "The Mummies" until several years later. Aside from the look and the underlying humor, we do not have much in common. That said, we do find their pictures, music and vibe very amusing."

The band consists of various professional musicians based in Nashville, Tenn. There are rumored to be several Grammy awards among the members, though this is difficult to verify, as identities are kept private. They are believed to be under contract to various record labels, hiding their identities so as to prevent contract disputes while performing[citation needed].

The band usually consists of a guitarist, drummer, bassist, percussionist and keyboardist, but may also include a brass section consisting of a trumpet and saxophone, sometimes augmented by a trombone and baritone sax. Typically the band plays with around 10 members on stage.

The band's tongue-in-cheek sense of humor and character are maintained throughout appearances, history, and individual bios.

The band's song Dirty Minds has been featured on the ABC television show Big Shots.

The band is signed on the independent label Sphinxter Records, through which they have released three albums, Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave (2002), Everlasting Party (2003), and Single Entendre (2008).

In 2009 the band played on the Bob and Tom morning show.

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