Recently described by a seasoned journo as ‘the voice that must be heard’, Mama Kaz is the blues and soul sensation from East Belfast who, in her solo outings, has raised the live performance musical bar in Northern Ireland. What’s surprising is the fact that we’re only waking up to this unique talent on our doorstep. Now the ‘Mama Kaz Band’ is creating the perfect powerhouse platform for this signature lady of the moment… Alongside Mama are Johnny ‘Skip’ Crawford on drums, a supreme character of this parish who has played with Gary Moore, Eric Bell and the Maritime Reunion Blues Band; the fabulously funky Ali McKenzie on bass, an equally talented arranger with history in the Jim Armstrong Band and the Mighty Mojos; and blues persona Peter Spratt on guitar-long associated with the much missed Jim Gilchrist and Jim Daly, with whom he shared the stage on occasion with such legends as Louisiana Red and Lowell Fulson. This classic line-up is now earning a reputation for ‘the band that must be seen’, presenting a truly compelling gig of much loved standards and freshly minted material. A fast growing fan base in not just in Northern Ireland but USA & Canada. There is no stopping this band and in the words of Mama Kaz lyrics "There's a steam train coming" Everyone is gladly getting on board."