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  • When:13/9/2012
  • Floridita Floridita 100 Wardour Street London W1F 0TN
  • Rare and Exclusive show for cult rock band. 7:30pm til late

    Mother Earth emerged from some sessions that Acid Jazz Record's founder Eddie Piller produced for his long-time friend Bunny in the Summer of 1991, these took the form of a whole load of Bunny’s mates turning up and jamming over samples and rhythms put together by him and Eddie. Out of this emerged not only the band’s debut album ‘Stoned Woman’, but also the nucleus of the band. Matt Deighton on guitar and vocals, Chris White on drums, Neil Corcoran on bass, Shauna Greene and Marie Jamille on vocals, with Bunny doing whatever he could. While James Taylor (James Taylor Quartet) played organ and Simon Bartholomew (Brand New Heavies) layed down additional guitar parts. In need of a full time organist and before their debut gig at the Acid Jazz Christmas Party which also saw Acid Jazz signing Jamiroquai perform, Bryn Barklam joined the band. 

    The first Mother Earth album 'Stoned Woman' appeared in May 1992 and after a slow start it really took off after a page review by Ian McCann in the NME. 
    The first single that appeared was a version of Santana's 'Hope You're Feeling Better', which was followed early in 1993 by the 'Mr. Freedom' EP. The title track which featured backing vocals from Paul Weller. 

    Next album 'The People Tree' was a masterpiece featuring contributions from Paul Weller, James Taylor, and soulstress D.C. Lee. The album came housed in a sleeve photographed by legendary rock photographer Gered Mankowitz, and its relative success seemed to lay the door wide open for Mother Earth to break through to stardom.

    The third studio album 'You Have Been Watching' was released in 1996. Matt Deighton got married and recorded his debut solo album ‘Villager’ earlier in the year. It was a much more folk orientated album compared to the bands work. The album received huge critical acclaim, despite Matt being unable to promote it live due to his commitments to the band. Because it had got far better reactions than Mother Earth were getting, and the band felt worried about his commitment. To top this drummer Chris White left and was replaced by 17-year-old José. The band toured on until 1996, and a live album 'The Desired Effect' appeared and the band split shortly afterwards.

    Matt Deighton joined Paul Weller’s band for his Heavy Soul tour in early 1997 and remained as lead guitarist until late 1999 wqhen he joined Oasis as guitarist whilst Noel Gallagher took a sabbatical from the band.

    Mother Earth now return for a special one off London appearance.


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