Santa Maria Sun / Art
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 13, Issue 28
The Mummies are back
Here Come the Mummies is returning with out-of-this-world funk to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5.
Formed in 2000, the 13-member R&B band is best known for its entertaining concerts and mummy attire. Little is known about the real identity of these professional musicians, who include drummer and singer Eddie Mummy, saxophonist Mummy Rah, and Ramses the bass player. According to rumor, there are Grammy Award-winning artists in the group who conceal their identities to avoid contract disputes with their record labels.
According to the group’s website, its members were discovered in 1922 “at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, after hearing the unlikely thumping of music. … Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies still in the act of performing … terrifying funk from beyond the grave.”
Here Come the Mummies last played at the Chumash Casino Resort after a successful appearance in the Samala Showroom in April.
Tickets for the concert cost $10. For more information, visit chumashcasino.com or call StarTicketsPlus at 1-800-585-3737.
Arts Briefs is compiled by Arts Editor Shelly Cone. Information should be sent to the Sun via fax, e-mail, or mail.