Trymore MOJO is a band out of Dallas, TX, that is bound to be the new music in heavy rotation on your playlist – their new EP First Contact is heavy-hitting at the very beginning with very funky grooves, blistering guitar solos and hip hop elements to get you dancing. Their live shows are bound to be even more captivating, as we hear heavy hints of TAUK, Earphunk and Spafford in their sounds.
This band is hitting the road with Aqueous for three days next week – March 4th at Last Concert Cafe in Houston, TX; March 5th at The Parish in Austin, TX; and March 6th at their home venue of Deep Ellum Art Co. in their hometown of Dallas, TX. This band has been rocking since 2016 but has the songwriting prowess and undeniable chemistry of a band that has been touring for over a decade. Their genre bending is never boring and I especially appreciate the vocals and harmonies they offer that most jam bands don’t.
Supporting for Aqueous will be a good fit for them and is sure to be a non-stop rager, so we urge you to get out and experience TryMore MOJO live as well as see what Aqueous is up to and maybe catch one of Leland’s (TryMore MOJO keyboardist) favorite songs – “Origami.” Get to know this band a little more and check out their album First Contact on Spotify now. Keep your eye out for a full review on this album coming soon on The Jamwich.
Can you please tell me a little bit about your musical backgrounds and other bands/projects you play or have played in? How did you come together to play as TryMore MOJO?
Coty (bass, vocals) and Leland (keys, vocals) have been friends since high school, but when they founded MOJO 4 years ago it was the start of both of their first bands. Medrick (drums, samples) has been a professional musician for the past few decades in DFW & Evan (guitar, vocals) had success in a few bands in his home state of Florida. Evan & Medrick both joined the band after playing with Leland, Coty & previous rhythm guitar player & founding member, Alex Neyrey, at an open jam at our home venue, Deep Ellum Art Company in Dallas, TX.
How would you describe your genre? What song of yours would you suggest we listen to in order to get a feel for your current sound?
Space Funk, Fusion, Hip-Hop. Listen to “Stockholm” or “Resolutions” to get a sense of our sound.
How has life on the road been? What was a memorable venue you just played? Who does most of the driving? What’s your favorite road food?
Life on the road has had its ups and downs, but getting to hang out with your best friends makes any circumstance a piece of cake. Definitely playing George’s in Fayetteville was our most recently memorable venue experience. We will never forget that venue or the amazing friends that we made that night. Evan is definitely the best driver and most accountable however Leland, Coty, and Evan split the driving fairly equally. Anything from Bucees is our favorite road food. Bucees is life. Bucees is love.
Were you guys Aqueous fans before hopping on tour with them? What is your favorite Aqueous song? Why are you excited to be doing this 3-day tour?
Yes we were, specifically Leland. MOJO also had the opportunity to play between their sets in 2019 when they came through Dallas with Big Something, playing on an outside stage at the venue. We also saw a festival set of theirs at Backwoods last year the day before we played.
“Origami” is our jam (specifically 11.3.18, according to Leland). After hanging with them last year in Dallas we saw how humble and easy going they were, both professionally and personally, so we made it a goal of ours to tour with them and hit as many Kum & Go’s as possible. Gotta settle this Buccee’s vs Kum & Go debate.
If you can’t catch the Texas dates be sure to view the rest of TryMore MOJO’s full tour here.