KISS isn’t the only band boasting make-up covered musicians with a unique stage act. Last Friday, I had a chance to catch the talented and very distinctive Here Come The Mummies at Plaza Live in Orlando,
This energetic ensemble features a great horn session including clarinet, sax and trumpet. Their music is funk-infused dance rock that had the mixed crowd dancing and grooving all night at the cozy theatre on Bumby Avenue. If you like a fun upbeat, dancing beat, this is an act you need to see
The crowd at The Plaza was quite diverse, ranging in age from their mid-twenties to mid-fifties and the music appealed to everyone. The set-up in the theatre was perfect for this band, as there was a nice-sized pit just perfect for getting a groove on, as well as plenty of balcony seating, and everyone left the show happy.
The music was definitely more funk than rock; at times I had flashbacks to 70’s pop and disco – definitely music with a good vibe. The sax and trumpet players stole the show, and we were also treated to a few nice drum solos. But the band is just as focused on the show as they are on the music and it added a fun flavor, watching HCTM’s in their mummified outfits flying across the stage from the first note to the final song.
Not much is known as to who the band members really are, but I found this tidbit on their bio. You can decide for yourself whether or not you believe the authenticity. 🙂
“The band was discovered in 1922.. when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV (1895-1973) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed, “Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave.” Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians…”
Check them out next time they’re in your town and see how much fun you can have dancing with the dead.
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