Mummies Make their Way to 417-land
Springfield is about to get its spook on this Wednesday with a benefit concert by vast funk rock band Here Come The Mummies.
Here Come The Mummies is a funk rock band delivering an original, “undead” musical vibes. Based in Nashville, they’ve had high-profile gigs at Super Bowl Village, The Bob and Tom Show, and Voodoo Fest in New Orleans. Earlier this summer, they visited Springfield to perform at Ball of the Wild benefiting Friends of the Zoo.
The band, which has eight CDs under its belt, delivers electrifying performances while decked out head-to-toe in mummy attire. The rumor mill is swirling with ideas that some of these members are possible Grammy award winners under contract to other record labels, so they keep themselves “under wraps” to avoid contract disputes between members and their record labels. Its members play a plethora of instruments including saxophone, trumpet, drums and keyboard. Popular tracks like “Ra Ra Ra,” “Dirty Minds,” and “Funky Little Baby” burst with rock energy and a touch of the blues.
This Wednesday, just in time for the Halloween season, Here Come The Mummies plays a benefit concert for the Toys For Tots Foundation. The organization collects unwrapped toys October through December and distributes them as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in communities across the nation. Springfield’s Toys For Tots works alongside nonprofit organizations such as The Salvation Army and Crosslines.