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Local musicians Mama Lenny and the Remedy

February 3, 2014

'We initially started this band because we love soul music and there isn't enough of it being played right now,' said Mama Lenny and the Remedy bassist Ben Prytherch. 'We've managed to expand musically and really find our own sound, which is still soul based, but we've been getting more and more adventurous over time.'

Wednesday, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

If you've got a fever, they've got the Remedy.

The first Contemporary Artists Music Series spring concert is this Wednesday, February 5!

Tickets

  • Free for CSU students
  • $1/youth (under 18)
  • $12/ public

Tickets are available at the University Center for the Arts (UCA) ticket office in the UCA lobby, by phone at (970) 491-ARTS (2787) or online.

Youth tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Office. Advance purchase is recommended to avoid at-the-door fees.

Music evokes Stax, Motown

Through several occasions of happenstance, Mama Lenny and the Remedy was formed in October 2011 in Fort Collins, Colo.

Influenced by many types of music including Stax, Motown, and Chess Records, Mama Lenny and the Remedy create original rock, soul, rhythm and blues tunes that are sure to please. Their first double disc, “Punches and Hugs” was released in the spring of 2012.

“We initially started this band because we love soul music and there isn't enough of it being played right now,” said bassist Ben Prytherch. “But after two and a half years of playing together, we have managed to expand musically and really find our own sound – it’s still soul based, but we have been getting more and more adventurous over time.”

New album release: January 2014

Five women and three men make up this rock, rhythm, and blues band – celebrating their love of music by creating original tunes that keep the listener captivated and ready for the next performance. Their creative energy is still going strong and they released their second album, “Time, You’re Doin’ Fine,” in January 2014.

“[This release] was very exciting, and we plan to carry that momentum into our performance at CSU,” said Prytherch. “The room we’re playing in is just amazing; as a soul/rock band we are accustomed to playing in bars and small venues. Griffin Concert Hall has stunning sound, which will be a real treat.”

Three band members are CSU alumni

Another reason the group is excited to hit the CSU stage is that three of the band members are CSU alumni. Drummer Jeffrey Blayney ’11 obtained a computer science degree from CSU, guitarist Ken Monks ’12 received his PhD in mathematics, and bassit Ben Prytherch ’08 holds a degree in Economics.

Mama Lenny has something to offer those who love to dance, those who love to rock out, and those who love to let music wash over them.

This is the fourth performance in the 2013-14 Contemporary Artist Music Series, a series made possible by the generous support of Bohemian Foundation.

The series aims to increase the amount of live contemporary music performances in Fort Collins and encourage audience and community support of local musicians.

Additionally, the series exposes students to different models of success in the music world, celebrates CSU alumni who have had success in the contemporary music industry, and helps to bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music for audiences.

Spring 2014 Contemporary Artist Music Series

Mama Lenny and the Remedy
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
Original rock, soul, rhythm, and blues tunes that are sure to please your ears

eLeMeNO-P
Wednesday, Mar. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall
Contemporary a cappella singing group that will make you laugh, think, and believe

Party Boys of the Century
Wednesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
Third-wave ska: From Irish inspired punk and down-tempo reggae to funk and ska punk


Contact: Carrie Care
E-mail: Carrie.Care@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5891