Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band's sound is a mix of deep funk, high-energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band formed in 2002 and went through a few incarnations before culminating into the dynamic ensemble it is today. Mary Frances "Mama Funk" creates a sultry platform for her keyboard and keytar playing with her powerhouse vocals. Laying down the bottom is Al Al "Sweet Nasty" Ingram on bass and vocals and Derrick "Dr Ock" Johnson on trombone. JP "Smoke Machine" Miller soars on guitar, and Lee "Insta Funk" Allen drives it all forward on drums. The five-piece funk rock outfit fuels their high-energy show with original compositions, triumphant horns, laid-back grooves and heavy backbeats.

In 2007, Booty Band released Now You Know, named album of the year by Home Grown Music Network, which also crowned the band its Band of the Year. The down and dirty album Doin' It Hard came out in 2012 and was designated a top regional album by WNCW-FM, an influential Triple A radio station broadcasted across three states. Doin' It Hard was followed by the totally funked-up remix Re-Doin' It Hard.

On October 22nd, 2013, the Booty Band will release their edgiest album yet. Onward! was recorded in the band's hometown of Asheville, NC at Echo Mountain Recording Studio and engineered by Julian Dreyer (The Avett Brothers, Smashing Pumpkins). The album features eight tracks of intergalactic funk goodness with guest percussion by Mike Dillon (Les Claypool, Galactic, Garage A Trois). "Trunk Fallin' Off", the first single from the release, is a hard hitting tribute to classic rap and hip-hop. Al Al and JP spit lyrics over synthesized beats while Mary Frances holds down the hook. With a tip of the hat to old school hip-hop, the band pairs "Trunk Fallin' Off" with an official video filmed at Atlanta, GA's famed Clermont Lounge. Other standout tracks include "Let Me In," where silky horn lines build into a driving psychedelic jam that give way to JP's dirty guitar solo. "The Den" which splashes ambient jam themes with instrumental funk, and "Ante Up" which features the band's resident Mama Funk on vocals. The sexy groove driven track will lure you onto the dance floor to bump up with someone special.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band has rubbed elbows on stage with classic purveyors of the funk like Parliament Funkadelic, Galactic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Maceo Parker and Bootsy Collins and have ventured into new territory with modern funksters The New Mastersounds and Orgone.

Never abandoning the call of duty, Booty Band is spreading the gospel of funk throughout the country by playing an average of 150 shows per year. They have proven themselves to be a staple in the live music festival circuit by whipping fans into dancing frenzies at Wakarusa, Bear Creek, Jam Cruise, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Aura Fest, Floyd Fest, DeLuna Festival, Jazz Aspen, Center of the Universe Festival, Purple Hatters Ball, Camp Barefoot, Trinumeral and more. For years the Booty Band has been a mainstay at their hometown's Bele Chere Festival, the largest free outdoor festival in the Southeast that's historically drawn over 350,000 attendees.







Booty Band Original Songs

Livin’ the Dream

Funk Life

Naw Brah


Funk On Friday

Say I am


Wake Yo’Self


Ante Up

Let Me In



Shadows –n- Sunshine

The Den


Chaos (RMX)

Neat Little Package

Horn Star

Juices and Berries

True Battle

Self Celebration

Trunk Fallin' Off

Sunday Afternoon


Hot Pizz’ass

Precious Moments


Canción del Fuego

Let Me In

That’s Right

Brand New Day


Flea Bite

Time is Now

Now You Know

Booty Show

Don't Be Scared

Cover Songs

Wanna love Ya- Jay Z

Hoochie Mama- 2 Live Crew

Dre Day- Dr. Dre

Nuttin’ Butt A G Thing- 

A'int No Fun- Snoop Dogg

Shimmy, Shimmy Ya- Old Dirty Bastard/Wu Tang


On The Sly- The Bamboos

Life Is What you Make It- Buddy Miles

Mama Feel Good- Lynn Collins

Hold It Down- Quantic Soul Orchestra

Use Me- Bill Withers

Free Your Mind- En Vogue

Sweat Leaf- Black Sabbath

Everything I Do Gohn Be Funky- Lee Dorsey

The Message- Cymande

Brothers on the Slide- Cymande

Lost & Found- Fyre Department

Let Me Ride- Dr. Dre

Africa- The Meters

Something’s Wrong- Galactic

Love on the Run- Galactic

Know Yo Enemy- Rage Against The Machine

Body Blow- Delta Nove

Lebanese Blonde- Thievery Corporation

Funky Worm- Ohio Players

U'N'I- Miles Davis

Pungee- The Meters

Blues for Ben- Stanton Moore/Galactic

Charlie 12- Dirty Dozen Brass Band

Actions Speak Louder Than Words- Chocolate Milk

Shake ‘em- Rebirth Brass Band

Across the Tracks- Maceo Parker

Muffin' Man- Frank Zappa

North Carolina- Poets of Rhythm