Thursday, November 20, 2008

The MoFo Party Band Story

The MoFo Party Band Story

Since 1989 The MoFo Party Band has been spreading the blues along Central California’s Highway 99 and beyond via their home of Fresno. Influenced by West Coast and old-school Chicago Blues, The MoFo Party Band provides a sound and show that is all about having a good time. “People tell us they like us because it always looks like we are having fun,” says lead guitarist Bill Clifton, “that’s because we are and we love what we do.”

The MoFo Party Band's first European tour of summer 2006 was a roaring success with enthusiastic crowds everywhere. The reviews were great - with quotes such as "hit of the year", "the best band that ever played the Beersel Festival" and "amazing and sensational show". This great response has resulted in 4 more European tours and is currently scheduling their fifth in 2009.

Since the 2006 Euro tour The Mofo Party Band has toured 6 countries including three extensive tours of Poland, and performances in Belgium, Germany, Holland, and Luxemburg. Plus extensive West Coast touring and growing performances all over the U.S. have earned this band a reputation for having a great work ethic who’s loyal following continues to grow worldwide.

The MoFo Party Band has played many festivals such as the Sonora Blues Festival, the San Francisco Blues Festival and an appearance on the B.B. King Blues Festival tour, Polish Boogie Festival, and the Belgian Rhythm and Blues Festival.

From playing as a backup band for late Chicago blues legend Luther Tucker, to sharing the stage with blues legends Bo Diddley, Robert Cray, Charlie Musselwhite, Los Lobos, Otis Rush, Little Charlie and the Night Cats, Tommy Castro and others, The MoFo Party Band is a well respected and hardworking band on the West Coast blues scene.

The MoFo Party Band is led by the Clifton brothers Bill & John. The current line up includes: John Clifton, lead vocals and harp Bill Clifton on Guitar, Jake “Cobra” Finney on upright bass and Sky Garcia on drums.

Both regional and international press, in addition to niche print publications, has covered the Mofo Party Band over the years.

“Invigorating, straight forward, honest stuff!” says Ken Smith, Red Lick Records, Wales, UK.

With four records on the shelf, The MoFo Party Band is currently working on their fifth release, due out in early 2009.

Consistently playing over 100 shows a year for more than a decade, positions The MoFo Party Band to take their show across North America & Europe. Internet and specialty radio servicing along with continued in-store promotional stops are being scheduled in conjunction with their live performances.

The MoFo Party Band’s high-energy show will keep blues fans dancing all night long. “These guys are crowd pleasers, and they go the extra mile no matter if it’s a big festival or small club audience!” – Mark Hummel, Promoter of “Harmonica Blowout Tour”.

When The MoFo Party Band comes to town,you will be sure to experience a show like no other.

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