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Under the Influence

by The Mojo Stars

The Mojo Stars, a blue-rock inspired, R&B influenced band with soul-stirring original songs.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Under the Influence
3:34 $0.99
2. Why Can't I Be True?
3:04 $0.99
3. No Use in Crying (Live)
5:27 $0.99
4. 26 Banks (Live)
6:03 $0.99
5. Stay a Little Longer
3:31 $0.99
6. Lost Love (Live)
3:31 $0.99
7. Why Didn't You Know? (Live)
6:15 $0.99
8. I Ain't Feeling as Good as I Look (Live)
3:35 $0.99
9. Love, Look What You've Done
4:04 $0.99
10. Lock the Door, Mamma (Live)
3:58 $0.99
11. You Don't Know Me and I Wish You Would
2:46 $0.99
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Album Notes
Formed almost ten years ago, The Mojo Stars have wasted no time in establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with. With deep roots in the blues and soul combined with a rock driven edge, this multi talented band has been collecting a large following starting from their debut performance at one of the closing nights of Vancouver’s 2006 Jazz Festival to their upcoming tour of 2016.

Started in 2006 by singer and front man Randy Clarke and guitarist Mark Rankin, and later including local heavyweights like sax virtuoso Tom Gould, the band’s first year saw them playing at local clubs, pubs, casinos and private events. In 2009, they recorded their first CD, Devil’s Advocate, a collection of ten original songs penned by Clarke and Rankin. The CD received massive airplay being featured on blues programs in Canada, the US and Europe, including being the new spotlight artist on Canadian Brent Zwicker’s show, At The Crossroads. The disc was also in regular rotation on the US’s Tony Steidler Dennison’s podcast, The Roadhouse, which has a listenership of over 10,000. The CD has also received the highest rating possible from John Vermilyea’s famed blues website, Blues Underground Network. Locally, the band had four songs featured in the Vancouver Province’s Playlist section in 2009/2010, which with an online/print weekly readership of 920,000, enabled them to reach an even greater audience.

The end of 2010 saw group co-founder Randy Clarke forced to confront an American marijuana charge and spend two years in a US jail. Upon his return, the band was invigorated, adding new members, B3 player Kenny Boychuck (long time Jerry Doucette collaborator) to the lineup. Playing their return gig at the newly-opened Columbia in New Westminster, The Mojo Stars sold out the 500-seat-room and treated both old and new fans to freshly written material.

Most recently the band are in the process of releasing their latest album, Under The Influence, which boasts six live tracks, two of which have already found radio play in Canada and America, including rotation on the famed podcast The Roadhouse. Having already toured eastern Canada in the spring of 2014 the band is looking forward to a busy year of both local and national gigs.

"These guys have really got it going on - definitely one of my favorite Canadian blues bands."
— Charlie Musselwhite, Ayrshire Cryer

"...the vocals are impressively huge...good playing;strong guitar and the band is tight and energized."
— Bruce Iglauer, Alligator Records and Artist Management Inc.

"With a voice as clear as a Rocky Mountain stream and as strong as a gale force wind, Randy Clarke has no problem at all getting his message concerning the blues, across to his audience. With guitar extraordinaire Mark Rankin by his side, this team makes up one of the most mesmerizing blues aficionado's, the Canadian West Coast Music Scene has seen in a while, and to prove that point they put out a non-stop Bluesfest of an album titled, The Mojo Stars "Devil's Advocate". With what looks like a vintage Electro-Voice Mic in hand, Randy has no problem at all belting out the tunes and if that wasn't enough he also has a mean talent with the Harmonica, as well. "Devil's Advocate" consists of 10 Tracks, all originals, which were all audience favorites before recording them and which quickly became my favorites after listening to the Album. "Devil's Advocate" is a great introduction to anyone who loves the blues, sung straight up, without the clutter and a great intro to a mighty fine band
— John Vermilyea, Blues Underground Network



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