The abrasive super intelligent future rock sound of Mazuma Fly is a
viscerally exciting mix of talent and rage that illuminates the modern
condition while respecting the traditions of the very best of rock.
The band was born in an incendiary mix of desperation and inspiration.
Its creative heart, singer Jamie Jenkin and guitarist/producer Rick Morris,
were schoolfriends reunited when Jamie returned home from a soul-destroying
spell in Cardiff after suffering a breakdown.
His music was to be his salvation as the two spent hundreds of candlelit
hours in a makeshift garage studio crafting a series of songs which formed
the bedrock of Mazuma Fly¹s original recordings.
Having created the music on record to the acclaim of a local audience, it
had to be heard more widely so drummer Dan Vickers - another schoolfriend -
and bassist Mark Briggs joined Jamie and Rick to carry it on to the national
Mazuma Fly¹s influences take in the energy of At the Drive in and the
claustrophobia of Joy Division, blended with the revolutionary politics and
mindset of The Clash to create the first truly politicised band since the
Radiohead¹s angst is also in the mix and reviewers have compared Jamie¹s
performances to David Bowie and David Byrne as the band¹s lyrical power and
stunning percussion, bass and guitar combine to bring an experience in sound
that is impossible to forget.
Mazuma Fly is:
Vocals/keyboards/guitar - Jamie Jenkin
Guitar/producer Rick Morris
Bass Mark Briggs
Percussion Dan Vickers.