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Buffalo, NY has always been a hot bed of uniquely talented musicians. From Harold Arlen (writer of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”) to funk master Rick James, to session ace Tommy Tedesco and the world renown Goo Goo Dolls, along with newer faces like Every Time I Die and jam band outfit Aqeuous. Add the latest buzz — Mom Said No. to this already impressive list.


From their humble origins playing for friends and family to playing such prestigious headlining events as Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac’s Music is Art Festival, premier venues and regularly sold out performances, Mom Said No. continues to grow in popularity along with their loyal and devoted fan base. They have shared the stage and studio with 10,000 Maniacs vocalist and violinist Mary Ramsey, Psychedelic Furs saxophonist Mars Williams, Arkells keyboardist/vocalist Anthony Carone, Said the Whale, Lawrence the Band and Vinyl Theatre to name a few.


Composed of members Elliott Hunt (vocals and guitar); Tim Jackson (vocals); Ben Mac (bass and vocals); Chris Lillis (keyboard and vocals), and Marcus Ryan (drums) the Buffalo based group recorded their debut album Welcome To The Loser’s Club, a collection of contagiously enthusiastic alternative power pop gems, at Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac’s GCR Audio Studio in Buffalo with Takac himself producing the album along with Justin Rose (James Taylor and others) behind the board engineering the sessions.  

Mom Said No. has perfected its own brand of high-energy, dramatic, tuneful and memorable alternative pop. With the vocal harmonic influences from The Beach Boys to the high energetic performances of James Brown and the pop sensibilities of The Cars, Mom Said No. is truly an experience of its own. Their live shows are notorious for their energy and crowd participation which usually ends with the sweat drenched crowd clamoring for one more song. Mom Said No. is a force to be reckoned with in a predictable music scene.

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