Mama Juke is a live rock'n'roll band with an expansive repertoire, a classic but modern sound, high-level musicianship, 4-part harmonies. Dubbed "a party volcano" by the Village Voice. Hire Mama Juke if you want the guests at your party to talk about "the band" for years to come.
Mama Juke is one of the most talented, versatile and professional acts I work with. They are beloved in NYC and bring their expert skill and boundless energy to every performance. They are often my first call when I need to book a band that can bring the party and do it employing an impressive variety of styles.
Price Range: $500 - $5,000
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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What to Expect
"...Last months show was like a party volcano...So if you missed out come this friday and get your dose of funk-bluegrass-rock and blue eyed soul..." - The Village Voice
"...Mama Juke have an incredible sound; it’s raw, it’s real, it’s beautiful and vibrant, and on top of all of this – their songs are fantastic, offering classic after classic and with every track proving to be as addictive and uplifting as the last..." - Stereo Stickman
"Come here on TUESDAYS for Mama Juke - the best band East of Broadway (in my opinion.) They have guest performers come in and play with them as well so no show is the same. Last night they did a KILLER rendition of "Let's Stay Together" by Al Green and also one time saw them coordinate a song to a tap dancer's taps. AMAZING." - Cassie S. Yelp review
Mama Juke has a broad repertoire on over 300 songs in virtually every genre of American music from the 1900's until now. They've honed the live show over dozens of performances to know how to appeal to any audience and get a crowd engaged and on their feet!
You can expect a great time at any Mama Juke show with plenty of positive, fun vibes and energetic, infectious tunes! Just check out our reviews above, or glance at our reel to get a good impression of the band.
MAMA JUKE is a gumbo of New Orleans influenced blues, blue-eyed soul, funk, and folk. Actor/singer Elijah Bridges brings elements of bluegrass and rag with his soulful harmonica, acoustic guitar, and voice. Amos Rose is a world traveling multi-instrumentalist who also sings and plays lead Telecaster guitar, and was recently featured by Jazz at Lincoln Center. Pete O'Neill is an in-demand session musician, and bassist recently featured in the New York Times. Drummer Jon Wert is a sought-after musician in the NYC rock and jazz scene. The result is a four-part-harmony freight train just a-hummin' down the rails. The band has original music as well as a crowd-pleasing repertoire of cover songs. They've held a weekly residency at East Village Social, a St. Marks music hub in the heart of the East Village, since September 2015.
After constantly hiring each other for countless gigs, the band's four founding members played together for the first time at East Village Social for a one-off gig. After turning a house party into a block party, MAMA JUKE were promptly offered the weekly spot, and decided to unite permanently.
Continuing since that fateful September in 2015, the boys can be found on Tuesdays at EVS. MAMA JUKE has played gigs for audiences of all types all over New York City, including several other residencies. They've toured the South and Midwest, and have also played for international patrons in Nice, France. They've played weddings, festivals, cocktail lounges, concert stages, and everywhere in between.
Additional Booking Notes
Eli Bridges - acoustic guitar, harmonica, giuro, lead vocals
Amos Rose - electric guitar, Mandolin, flute, lead vocals
Pete O'Neill - electric bass, backing vocals
Jon Wert - drumset, backing vocals
Influences & Inspiration
The Wood Brothers
The Grateful Dead
The Flying Burrito Brothers
New Orleans 2nd Line Music
Jump Blues & Early Rock