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band members bio's
Introducing Steve Scrapper Brown ! Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter celebrating over 55 years as a solo musician and bandleader. The nickname “Scrapper” comes from portraying Frances “Scrapper” Blackwell onstage and the blessings of the Blackwell family. Blessed with a smooth baritone voice ,steeped in years of Blues ,Jazz, Gospel, and Funk. Appearing on 6 CDs, including songwriting and production credits, Scrapper brings a wealth of experience and versatility to the table. He’s also an on –air personality with Jazz City Radio, host of his own show, (Everything Plus)”The Kitchen Sink” (www.jazz-city.com), Saturday afternoons 12-4 pm EST. website:mojogumbolive.band also on Facebook under MoJo Gumbo Under The Influence !
Marty Weaver . Life long professional musician, born in Tulsa Oklahoma. He played in rock and roll bands in high school and college. He attended Pittsburg State University and majored in musical performance while playing in the award winning big band/jazz ensemble. Marty left school after a couple of years to go on the road hitting 35 states and 6 foreign countries ,eventually landing in Las Vegas ,playing in The Ink Spots backing band at the Sands. He’s also shared the stage with Johnny Rivers, Leon Redbone, Joe Bonnamassa, Mitch Ryder, Modeski ,Martin and Wood, The Wailers, Black Oak Arkansas and many others. Marty has lived in the Indianapolis area for the last 20 years ,playing in several bands ,including the award winning No Regrets Band. He also gives lessons at the Greenfield Music Center and Music Director for First Christian Church in New Castle IN.
New Jersey Native Private Lessons in N.Y.C. Berklee College of Music Toured with : The Drifters, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Frankie Ford, the Cajun King of Rock & Roll, Dee Clark - #1 Hit “Raindrops” Tommy Roe – “Sweet Pea” “Dizzy” Joey Dee & The Starlighters 20 Years plus in full time Top 40 road bands all over America Proud Member of MoJo Gumbo
Matthew Knott began playing music in the third grade. Motivated by Van Halen videos on MTV, his first start with the guitar only lasted 6 months as Legos occupied more brain time than guitar practice. Matt always had an interest in music, but it wasn’t rekindled until a neighbor received a guitar for Christmas. Matt gravitated to the bass, out of necessity. The Bass spot was open and so began Matt’s interest in the low end. Matt began his studies with a local bass player, learning popular music and a little theory. Most of Matt’s education came from practice and personal discovery. Matt played in numerous rock combos in high school, but didn’t get serious until he began to further his education at the University of Montana. It is at the University of Montana that he began his serious education and fell in love with music. On top of learning theory, amongst other formal training, he began to study orchestral music with an emphasis on the double bass. Matt’s musical journey was really tightened up by playing in numerous collaborations at night, while continuing his studies by day. It is in this setting that Matt began to soak up every bit of music he could get his hands on. This is where Matt began to expand is style to Jazz, Bluegrass and improvisational rock. After college Matt moved to New Orleans to help with a friend’s band and thus his love for the sounds of New Orleans began. After a move back to Indy, and working in a local music store, Matt was introduced to the members of Mojo Gumbo. Matt jumped on the chance to continue playing New Orleans inspired music in the Indianapolis area. The rest is history! Ya you right!
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