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MOJO MORGAN'S HOOCHIE COOCHIE BAND.
Take four talented musicians where
their music has a strong Alternative
Rock Blues Funk influence overlayed
with their own original ideas. A band
whose every live performance is a
powerful energetic mixture of
Alternative Rock Blues giving 100%
Members of the band are, Mojo Morgan,
vocals// Fingers, guitar/slide and
vocals// Mr Chilli, bass and vocals//
Maser Beater, drums and vocals. ======
Mojo Morgan's Hoochie Coochie Band
without doubt one of the most exciting
new bands to emerge onto the UKs
Alternative Rock scene. Their
combination of brilliant musicianship,
professionalism and amazing
showmanship makes HCB one of the best
bands around. Perfect for any Rocking
venue, Festival or Party. The
Pembrokeshire's HOOCHIE COOCHIE BAND
is all about having fun with their
music, and their audience, while
raising money for good causes, just
like any true band should be. We hope
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the possibility of The Hoochie
Coochie's, making your party one to
remember, phone Mojo Morgan on
07969-327-502, or email
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MELISSA BROWN FROM NEW YORK SINGING WITH MOJO
MORGAN FROM WALES. UK. ON THE NEW VERSION OF (
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COLLABORATION FROM MELISSA BROWN. MOJO MORGAN.
GARETH PRICE. MR CHILLI & STEVIE B.
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WRITE UP ON MOJO MORGAN....THE COVENTRY TELEGRAPH.
Current mood: rockin
Mojo's music is coloured by the blues
Mar 4 2008
BEING a good blues man is not about where you
happened to have been born.
"Feeling the blues" is about feeling the music,
and destitute or not, you either have it or you
Coventry has been blessed with some great blues
men such as Tim James, Joe Beale, John Warwick,
John Alderson and the great Mojo Morgan.
Mojo Morgan was born in Gulson Road Hospital, in
1952. As a young man his chosen instrument was to
be the bass guitar. He joined the popular 80s ska
"The blues gives me a feeling, which no other
music can," reveals Mojo. "When I was a kid, I was
listening to Robert Johnson, Bessie Smith, Muddy
Waters, then all the 60s blues from the UK such as
Alexis Corner, John Mayall, and the Electric
Blues, that came out at that time. As I grew, so
did my love of music."
EMF supported the likes of The Specials, Bad
Manners, The Beat, and the Bodysnatchers.
"Even in EMF, a ska band, I was doing a lot of
blues riffs," said Mojo. "We played all over the
country, we just had a great time. But after 2½
years I had itchy feet to get back to my blues
roots and I formed a band with John Alderson
called the Travelling Riverside Blues Band, and my
bass playing took on a different meaning when
playing with such a great musician as John."
The Travelling Riverside Blues Band was formed in
1980 by Mojo and blues guitarist extraordinaire
John Alderson. They played their blues heavy, and
built up a huge reputation on the circuit.
"We played all the universities around Britain,
supporting Paul Jones Blues Band, Dr Feelgood,
Tony Mcphee's Band, Chicken Shack, Nine Below Zero
and many more," said Mojo. "I also played in a
drunken rock 'n' roll band called Sammy Earthquake
and the Volcanoes with Roddy Byers from The
Specials, and a good time was had by all."
By 1996 Mojo had moved to Pembrokeshire, and
formed the The Hoochie Coochie Band four years
later. From then on Mojo took his love for blues
music to another level.
I said in my introduction that you don't have to
have been born in Southern USA to play great
blues. Go to www.myspace.com/mojomorgan and listen
to just how well Mojo and the boys have nailed
Band members have come and gone, and today's
line-up looks like this: Mojo Morgan, vocals;=
Davey Jones, guitar and vocals; = Mr Chilli, bass
and vocals; = AJ., drums and vocals.
The band now boast a more rocky blues sound, and
make sure that every one of their audiences goes
home happy in the knowledge that the band gave 100
per cent. Their set-list includes not just blues
standards, but many self-penned compositions -
more evidence that this is a band who like to push
things a little further than they have to.
"The Hoochie Coochie Band is all about having fun
with the music and the audience," says Mojo,
"while raising money for good causes, just like
any true band should be."
I asked Mojo if he ever came back to his native
"I would love to come and visit old mates like
Roddy Byers, cause we go way back before The
Specials were born. I do get a lot of friends I
still see come down to Pembrokeshire for a
holiday, like John Alderson and Jim Allen, the sax
player from EMF. I do keep in touch on the net
with a lot of people."
So what does the blues mean to Mojo? "Blues music
has been a passion in my life since I can't
remember when! So, I believe it has always been
there. I always found joy in singing. It gives me
inner peace and takes me to another place. Hard to
compare with any other feeling."
PopTrivia - MOJO MORGAN
* THE TRAVELLING RIVERSIDE BLUES BAND took their
name from the Robert Johnson song - a song that
was 'looted' by the likes of rock giants Cream and
* THE Hoochie Coochie Band take their name from
another famous blues song, The Hoochie Coochie Man
written by Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon.
LOVIN IS SO
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