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How Mama Matrix came to be

In late 2005, a group of musicians moved into a house in Birmingham’s Speedwell road, and converted the basement into a secret after hours bar, where they ran a sreies of late night jam parties, primarily to pay the rent. The reputation of the SAC (Speedwell Arts Centre) quickly spread across the city and beyond, attracting a diverse crowd of accomplished musicians and artists. Three of these musicians; singer/songwriter Daz Dolczech, guitarist Murpheus and violinist Anka J started playing together regularly, united by their passion for Balkan gypsy music. They were joined by tuba player Dark Mavis and drummer Mike Hurley. and so Mama Matrix was born.