Pappa Jamma is a dance band that plays rock, blues, funk and soul and that is not afraid to add its unique musical personalities, influences and talents to the diverse mix of songs it covers. Also a very unique quality to Papa Jamma is we dare our audience to stump us, meaning you give us a song and we can play it! That is the kind of fun we love having, interacting with the crowd. If there are particular songs you want us to play and you give us a couple weeks to get them ready we can do that too. No problem. It helps us to play exactly what your looking for.
The result is a fresh spin on an ever-changing set list of popular, as well as overlooked, should've been classics. Papa Jamma's musical spectrum runs from classic covers, creative remixes and fun surprises throughout the night!
Papa Jamma is uncompromising in its determination to produce sets that are energetic and fun to dance to. Don't feel like dancing? Then just sit back and take in Tony's solid rock steady drumming, Eds soulful bass & vocals, Ken's wide ranging vocals, Neil's multi-talented guitar work & vocals and Tom's killer keys!. Papa Jamma is what happens when five talented musicians come together with a shared vision of breaking out of the generic, radio rock cover mold.
Their goal is simple; having fun making music, and making music that helps people have fun!!!
Ken Nelson (Lead Vocals / Guitar / Keys),
Neil Whitaker (Guitar / Steel Guitar / Vocals),
Ed Couture (Bass / Upright Bass / Vocals),
Tom Thorsen (Keys),
Tony Benach (Drums / Percussion)