WammaJamma are a powerful four-piece band formed in 1990 by founder member/front man Nick Parkes.
Immediately identifiable, their original sound is derived from using sax, harp, Yamaha WX7 and guitar as frontline instruments, creating an incredible fullness of sound and a surprising range of dynamics. Gig guides have consistently struggled to pigeonhole their music; a blend of blues, jazz, funk and rock, so the band invented a new pigeonhole to describe it:
Having consistently toured they have built up a large following appearing at festivals including the main stage at The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival at Colne, The Edinburgh Festival, The Gloucester Blues Festival, Bike rallies and The Heineken Big Top. They also have played universities, clubs and theatres on the British, Irish and European circuits and recorded a live session for the Paul Jones Radio 2 show.
Now after taking some time out, Nick is back on the road with a new line-up and their current album Kominatcha close
Imagine if you would, the Dire Straits teaming up with the more humorous Squeeze who then go on to try to copy the Blues Band and you're on your way to synthesising Wammajammas sound. But there is even more to them than that. read more
From their opening number this band took us through a fiery set of exceptional rocking blues, which together with the atmosphere of the big stage and obvious audience approval, confirmed that this band are and do, the business. read more
This is contemporary blues at its best, front man Nick Parkes, who is never one to do anything by halves, is absolutely dynamic playing red hot sax and harp. If you havent caught up with Wammajamma yet then do so soon.