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We are back at the Winnipeg Jazz Festival – but with a twist – more details soon.
Moses Mayes has once again been nominated for a WCMA. Moses won a Prairie Music Award for our first album and a WCMA for our third, Second Ring. This time Moses Mayes featuring Maiko Watson has been nominated for Urban Recording of the Year.
We are very excited to be nominated and even more so that Break Out West and the WCMA’s are happening in Winnipeg this year. Moses will be doing a show that weekend so check back soon for date and time.
with special guests: Faux Pas Funk
$12 in advance, $15 at the door
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Album art is IN 3D – free pair of MM 3d glasses with each CD purchased.
Buy it here!
After 7 years of line-up changes, studio changes and trying to answer the question, “Who’s Moses Mayes?”, Moses has completed the album they had always meant to make. The new album, simply titled, “Moses Mayes featuring Maiko Watson” will be officially released in Canada on Dublum Records on Nov 1.
2011 was a year of significant transformation for Moses Mayes, as founding members Mark Penner and Grant Paley decided that spring to move on to explore other opportunities. Stephen Arundell stepped forward as the new lead guitarist in the new line-up, with Antin, Nathan and Julian continuing to fill out the rhythmic core.
Work continued on the songs as Nathan and Antin, the 2 remaining founding members, began to explore a style that would put even more energy into their songs. A style defined by more intense drums and Stephen’s edgy guitar but still with the Rhodes, Moog and bass grooves that gave their previous work its unique flavour. It would be another 6 months before the final piece would fall into place.
Following a rehearsal for a show in December 2011 in which Nathan was accompanying Maiko on keys, discussion turned to the new Moses songs. Both performers quickly agreed that the combination of the disco/dance/funk sound of Moses Mayes with the soulful intensity of Maiko’s vocals would be something they’d very much like to hear. Moses was a band without a singer and Maiko was a singer without a band. After months of studio sessions and tracks sent back and forth between Winnipeg (Moses) and Toronto (Maiko), the ablum was complete.
Mixed and mastered with Andrew Yankiwski (Precursor Productions) in Winnipeg the album finally captures the high energy of a Moses Mayes show in a studio recording.
$15 at the Pyramid
doors open at 9:30 DJ Cabernet spinning the funk starting at around 10:00
After 7 years we are ready to celebrate the release of our newest album. The new album, featuring Maiko Watson on vocals, will be released online in Canada on Nov 1 but we are so excited we’re doing the show a week early.
Advance copies of the cd will be available at the show. We’ll be playing through the whole album and of course a selection from past albums and some of our favourite covers.
and the album is done. We have some shows to do this summer and need to finalize the album art then we will be good to go! I am very pleased with how it’s sounding. I’ve been working with Andrew Yankiwski here in Winnipeg in finishing up the mix and mastering. He’s done a great job and I am excited to get it out there.
It’s been a very hot summer so far here in Winnipeg. I spent a weekend in Montreal and they were experiencing the same heat with added humidity so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much. Even the mosquitoes haven’t been as bad as some years… they’re still bad… just not as bad…
Speaking of Montreal, while I was there I had the good fortune of seeing fellow Winnipeg-based band Royal Canoe. Their show totally blew me away. Amazing. Great musicians, great band. If you ever get the chance to see them, I highly recommend it.
Well, that it’s for now. Cheers everyone!