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Mama Matrix to play Aeon Festival

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It’s official! Mama Matrix have been confirmed for the Cabaret Voltaire Stage at this year’s Aeon Festival. The self styled “shoestring boutique” festival takes place over the August Bank Holiday weekend in Devon’s beautiful Shobrooke Park near Crediton. Over the event’s five year history, organisers have strived to create a “laid back bohemian feel, in the spirit of all the original festivals before commercialism prevailed.” The Cabaret Voltaire Stage, which shares a tent with the bar, promises “world music, funk, jazzy DJs, comics and poets” and invites you to “leave your troubles at the door.” It’s promoters are known for booking acts on the cusp of great things, and they certainly have an eye for talent- their gig with Speech Debelle in Exeter last year just before she won the Mercury Prize is a case in point. Other acts confirmed for Cabaret Voltaire this year include John Fairhurst, Maybe Myrtle Tyrtle and Hong Kong Ping Pong.

Mama Matrix at Naz Drove!

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Mavis Davis

Mavis Davis?
Mama Matrix are famed for their high octane live performances and raucous melodies, but something else that fans often comment on is Daz Dolczech’s lyrics. The lovely Graham Whatley saw Mama Matrix play at Bishop’s Castle: “I just loved Irene at the Michaelmas Fair last year. It’s great to see how people cluster, listen to the words and engage with the gig. Just thought it would be good to have sequels for women like Sandra, Mavis and Verity.” This wonderful gentleman has penned some lyrics about Mavis Davis (possibly Mama Matrix’ dangerous tuba player). Who knows, maybe Mister Dolczech and the Mamas will have this whipped up into a full blown song by the next gig at Bishop’s Castle! Thank you Graham!
She was sitting on a seat
Looking far from neat
In fact, really quite a mess
Untidy, nothing less.
But the way she bit
when I tried to sit
next to her because
the bus was full.
Bit right through my coat
into my arm, right into my arm
Did me some harm Mavis,
you did me some harm.

I tried to get up
but she started talking
and I was enthralled
I don’t know why, boy
heaven knows why
so rather than walking
We started talking
while I nursed my arm, boy
while I rubbed my arm.

Next week she smartened up
She said her name was Davis
when we met up again
then I knew I fancied her
I knew I did and now I did
I really did. Smitten
Besotted and bitten.
I bin bitten by Mavis.
Mavis Davis on a bus.

Shamanic Shenanigans!

Shamanic Shenanigans to blow your Balkan socks off!

Shamanic Shenanigans to blow your Balkan socks off!

Freaky fivesome Mama Matrix are back in style this Friday at The Wagon Horses in Digbeth, from 8pm, with support from the delectable Cat Green Bike. At a measley £4 on the door, you’ll be forgiven for thinking we’re really spoiling you!

New Mama Matrix EP in the oven!

After their storming performance at Digbeth’s Adam and Eve, Mama Matrix have returned to their kitchen, where they are currently stirring up a spicy music casserole for your delectation. Mmmm…smells good! Mama Matrix will be available for UK and European booking from May 15th onwards, please contact us for more details.

Get out your finest crockery, because the new EP will be launched before you can say,”Tea’s ready!” In the meantime, whet your audial appetite by visiting Mama Matrix on Myspace.