Mamas Gun Albums
Mamas Gun Biography
Mamas Gun are a five-piece band, fronted by the charismatic and striking singer/composer/producer Andy Platts, who blend Motown, soul, funk and rock influences to stunning effect. Having released two critically acclaimed albums, toured with the likes of De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq, and Beverley Knight and played to tens of thousands of fans worldwide, their third offering, 'Cheap Hotel' is a landmark release that will surely take Mamas Gun to a whole new level.
Mamas Gun's debut album 'Routes To Riches' picked up support from the likes of Sunday Times Culture, The Guardian and Billboard as well as BBC Radio 2, amongst others. It was the band's unexpected impact in Japan that really made the world sit up and take note: Mamas Gun were heralded as the most played international act in the country that year (beating Madonna to the No. 1 airplay slot), also achieving the No.3 sales slot on the Japanese Billboard charts.
The second album 'The Life & Soul', produced by Grammy Award winning production team Martin Terefe and Andreas (noted for success with artists such as Jason Mraz, Train, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum, and KT Tunstall) categorically cemented the band's reach and reputation both in the UK and internationally.
During the period between 'The Life & Soul' and the recording of the new album the guys concluded the long search for the bands new bass player, spent months as a group writing the new material, and toured the world including headline slots and sold out shows around the world from Java Jazz in Indonesia (alongside Stevie Wonder) to 14 date runs throughout Germany and Europe.
Most recently Mamas Gun have been approached by some major sync placement companies based in North America who have picked up on the bands' music through the internet grapevine (having seen it used by several influential Vloggers) and will be working with them on placing their music to the wider Film/TV world from 2014.
Platts has also achieved international hits in Europe and the Far East for songs he has written for other artists, including a Number 1 hit with Korean artist John Parks, all of which has lead to separate publishing deals in different territories around the world to capitalise on this international success.