Here Come The Mummies brought their funky The Wicked Never Rest Tour to the Bluebird Theater in Denver on Sunday night. The nature of their member's true identities in the large ensemble--Eddie Mummy (drums/vocals), Spaz (keyboards/vocals), K.W. TuT (bass/vocals), Ra (tenor sax), The Flu (baritone sax), Midnight (baritone sax/sitar), The Pole (bass), B.B.Queen (trumpet), and Will Pharaoh (trumpet)--remain shrouded in mystery. Rumor is that there are several Grammy Award-winning musicians in their midst, and based on their sound, this would not be surprising. These 5000-year-old Mummies rocked the house with their own brand of funk that could literally raise the dead.
Their setlist was spellbinding, their songs bursting with jokes and sexual innuendo. With very little breathing room in-between numbers, these creatures from the crypt delivered funk masterpieces like “Night Like This,” “Underground,” “Single Double Triple,” “Pants,” and Make It Shake” in rapid-fire succession. Their signature song “Freak Flag,” complete with flag-waving Anubis jackals, had the capacity crowd at the Bluebird entirely under their funky Spell.
The evening was astonishing in its display of musicianship and entertainment. Here Come The Mummies rose from the tomb and left their fans wholly entranced and wishing for an “Everlasting Party.”
Be sure to check out the photo gallery above for a glimpse into the wonderfully weird and funky world of Here Come the Mummies.