Mother Earth Tour Dates
The group began life in 1991 as a studio project for the then uber-trendy Acid Jazz Records; their debut live show was a double header with the then equally unknown Jamiroquai. At the time they were not really a group, more a loose collection of musicians and special guests that found it's style in a hybrid of funky samples, retro-rock guitar and smoky psychadelia. Matt Deighton on guitar and vocals, Chris White on drums, Neil Corcoran on bass, Shauna Greene and Marie Jamille on vocals, while James Taylor (James Taylor Quartet) played organ and Simon Bartholomew (Brand New Heavies) layed down additional guitar parts. In need of a full time organist and before their debut gig at the Acid Jazz Christmas Party, Bryn Barklam joined the band. The group split in 1996 because of internal frustrations, but are now back together with a new line up featuring Matt Deighton, Mick Talbot (The Style Council / Galliano), Ernie McKone (Galliano), Crispin Taylor (Galliano) and Sulene Fleming (The Brand New Heavies).