Taking their name from a misheard Black Sabbath lyric, Mother Mooch as we know it today was formed in 2010, when founder Sid Daly was joined on guitars by long time friend Farl (ex- ILYA K). Inspired by a broad spectrum of 70s rock, garage, punk and psychedelia along with 90s grunge, alternative and stoner/desert rock, the pair quickly recruited actress/alt model/DJ Chloë Ní Dhúada (2014’s critically acclaimed Out of Here, Eclectic Ballroom) whose empowering, theologically infused lyrics and dulcet tones combined with the fuzzed out guitars of Farl and Sid to create the template of what MM would eventually evolve into.
The band’s first incarnation took to the stages of Dublin’s various rock bars in October 2011, but by mid 2012 it became clear that they could not continue with the initial rhythm section, and the trio set about finding musicians with a shared vision before committing themselves to record.
Joined in 2013 by gifted drummer Danni Nolan (The Crayon Set, Dermot Lambert, Grace Wilde, Smoking Chevys) and a temporary bassist, the band once again took to the stages of Dublin’s rock bars and in 2014 highlights included playing support to Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss/QOTSA), performing at Rory Gallagher Reworked and a Kurt Cobain 20th Anniversary show, and putting on a number of their own successful Cabaret nights, which are a blend of great live music, burlesque and belly dance performances.
In the latter half of 2014, Mother Mooch finally completed their permanent line up with the addition of bassist John O’Donoghue (Divide of Everything) and began work on their debut album with sound engineer Darren O’Reilly at Ashtown Studios, which is due for release in Spring 2015, with a free download three track album sampler to be released in late January.
A modern and truly unique reinterpretation of the music that has inspired each of the members individually and collectively, not caring for labels, trends or scenes, Mother Mooch are finally here!!
Set phasers to fuzzzzzz...
Chloë Ní Dhúada- Vocals
Sid Daly - Guitar and vocals
John O'Donoghue- Bass
Danni Nolan- Drums
|6 Feb 2015||20:00||Mooney's, The Quay, Wexford Town||Wex Rox: The Gentlemen Callers + Mother Mooch + Thick As Thieves|