Come out and celebrate the American record release of "Bookmark" by the lovely Beth Wimmer. She'll be performing as Beth Wimmer & Mojo Mates. Following are the groovin', shakin', and incomparable Mojo Monkeys!
Doors Open at 7pm
$20 Donation at the door
Bring your beverage of choice
* * * * * * * * * * * MOJO MONKEYS * * * * * * * * * * * *
Mojo Monkeys is the labor of love of three highly regarded Los Angeles musicians: singer/drummer David Raven, bassist Taras Prodaniuk, and guitarist Billy Watts. Their music is swampy yet intelligent, rootsy yet original, eclectic, danceable, humorous, and soulful.
Individually, these guys have worked with artists ranging from Lucinda Williams to Dwight Yoakam, Richard Thompson, Eric Burden, Mike Ness, Bobby Womack, Keith Richards to Bonnie Raitt. Together, the chemistry is magical.
MOJO MONKEYS - SUGAR BRITCHES - STUDIO LIVE SESSION - LITTLE BIG BEAT STUDIOS
MOJO MONKEYS - STUDIO LIVE SESSION - GET GONE
MOJO MONKEYS - STUDIO LIVE SESSION - SLOUGHFOOT/CIRCUIT RIDER
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About Beth Wimmer - Switzerland’s Californian Songstress:
Beth Wimmer -- Montreux Jazz Festival, 'Bookmark' -- https://youtu.be/4vrCQfSnEXc
Beth Wimmer -- Montreux Jazz, Song-montage -- https://youtu.be/p932RfuOKrQ
Beth Wimmer -- For The Living (official) -- http://youtu.be/0oDjv2TZMvk
Beth Wimmer -- 'Bookmark' Maienfeld, May 2018 -- https://youtu.be/SW7iKPZ0j9E
"...she has the sass to match the sweet." ~ Mike Davies, NetRhythms UK
"An honest voice, full of heart and soul and incredible songs." ~ Swa, ROOTSVILLE.be, Belgium
Beth Wimmer traverses a panoramic, emotional palette with her gut-straight songs of humanness, hope and humor - and personal and spiritual redemption. Her music vibrates within the unique genre of Americana - embracing Alt-Country, Rock, and Folk music.
Wimmer has east-cost USA childhood roots, growing up with her poet mother and folk-singing grandfather, but became a Southern California resident at 18 years old. Honing her singing and songwriting in Los Angeles, Wimmer recorded 3 albums there, and performed live all over California and nationwide.
Now Beth Wimmer blooms in Europe - making music in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, The Netherlands... European tour dates are always underway. A highlight for Wimmer in 2018 was playing onstage in July at Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, with her full band, Soul Mates.
In October 2017, Beth Wimmer releases her fourth full-length album, ”Bookmark”
”Bookmark”, Wimmer's 1st new collection in 6 years, offers 9 original songs, and one fantasy fulfilled of covering the late David Bowie's ”Starman”. Wimmer changes up her styles and energies, and the tunes' various stories are playful, intelligent, revealing and hopeful. Sometimes dreamlike, sometimes presented by different characters seemingly residing within Wimmer, ”Bookmark” burns with guitar based grooves, ambience, infectious rhythms, and Wimmer's mature vocal delivery.
Producing Wimmer's 2017 release, "Bookmark", and adding his soulful, storytelling guitar work is Billy Watts (Mojo Monkeys, Eric Burdon, John Mayall), the celebrated Los Angeles guitarist/singer/producer. "Bookmark" is Watts and Wimmer's first co-production together. Wimmer's first two albums were produced by drummer/singer-songwriter/producer David Raven, and on "Bookmark", Raven delivers once again on drums and percussion. David Raven shares stages and records with Mojo Monkeys, Mike Ness, Nancy Sinatra, Jim Lauderdale, and Norah Jones. Bookmark's deep-grooved bass lines are mainly played by Taras Prodaniuk (Lucinda Williams, Richard Thompson, Merle Haggard, Mojo Monkeys). And the soundscapey guitar-playing of Billy Watts (Eric Burdon, Bonnie Raitt, Dixie Chicks) is a mood-enhancing drug for Wimmer's eclectic strong songwriting.
The songs from ”Bookmark” are additionally accented with Wimmer's acclaimed musical mates in Switzerland, singer Suzie Candell, bassist Rodrigo Aravena, and multi instrumentalist Dänu Wisler.
Catch Beth Wimmer live on tour in 2019, primarily in Switzerland, with tour dates in Austria, Germany, Italy, Holland and other European states always in the works.
Wimmer's style is edgy yet welcoming - progressive Folk on the express line to Americana-Rock. Her songs are free spirited yet grounded, down to earth, delivered with feeling and character and her precise, smoky-savory vocals.
"Beth Wimmer navigates a course of her own brand of blue-eyed soul, country-tinged folk, and completely unique musical odes of human setbacks overwhelmed by soulful transformation." - Thomas Reilly, Primerica Music Review