Mary Joanna & The Southern Electrikk are fronted by the enigmatic Mary Joanna Coogan. The niece of actor/comedian Steve and daughter of his brother Martin, lead singer of The Mock Turtles, Mary is known for captivating audiences with her soft yet sinister vocals and incredible stage presence.
Formed in Manchester, and with only a handful of gigs under their belts so far, the band have been invited to make their London debut at the 12 Bar Club in Soho on November 7th, supported by Band of Holy Joy who will be performing an acoustic set, with frontman Johny Brown also taking care of the evening's DJ duties.
Mary Joanna is backed by Rikki Turner (Paris Angels) on keys, Steven Tatji (Paris Angels, Rude Club) on bass, Spencer Birtwhistle (Interstella, The Fall) on drums, Stephen Evans (Twisted Wheel) on guitar and newcomer Zack Davies also on guitar.
The band's unique blend of dark synths, biting guitars and gritty bass lines interlaced with Mary’s stunning vocals allow them to effortlessly blend Post Punk, Psychedelia, Electronica, Dream Pop and Krautrock, gaining airplay and winning fans all over the world.
Wasted, their debut single, will be available as a digital download from 22nd September.
"10/10. You know a great song in the first second or two, and that is the case here... Incredibly stylish."
U&I Magazine, Ireland
"Really like this!"
Pete Mitchell, Absolute Radio
"The music drew me in from the first beat; this song is magic!"
Sherry, New Driven Revolution Radio, USA
"LOVE this band!"
Kayla, 88.3FM WXUT, Toledo, Ohio
"Took me 25 seconds to know I was going to love this song"
Lucio Urbano, Radio World Indie, Texas
"Nailed it. This band will go far."
Barrie Moor, Bearly Rambling Blog
"A band you MUST listen to"
Ozivit Music, Mexico
"We urge you to check this band out!"
Fresh Beats Blog
20th September - Tiger Lounge, Manchester
Tickets available from Skiddle £6
7th November - 12 Bar Club, Soho, London
Tickets available from Skiddle £8