UBERKABOOM was conceived by Tom Mansi, (vocals & double bass) and Paul White, (guitar & vocals) amongst the bubbling concoctions in their musical writing lab upstairs at “Shock & Awe Studio” in High Barnet. They wanted to create a monster of a band from the spare parts ripped from older band “Tom Mansi and the Icebreakers” and fashioning new appendages stolen from Little Richard, the B52′s, the Specials, Ween, They Might be Giants, the Blockheads and the Dead Sixtes. They hoped this beatnik beast would be able to smash down the walls of musical genres, eat the flesh of the shoe gazers and be able to pull of a convicting shim sham, huckle buck and the shank-abilly robot dance.
Once the body parts of songs and concepts where stitched together forming the mass of UBERKABOOM (the name itself, a mish mash created by Mansi and art freak Douggy Pledger) they hired, but never paid, James Johnston (drums) to slam the electrodes into the neck of the behemoth and cauterize the fresh rhythmical lacerations. When all was in order the body was carefully carried down the victorian iron spiral staircase and positioned on the studio floor slab. With the expert help of Stevan Krakovic (studio engineer), his lab coated assistant, Emi Agbo, cola nut and his many microphones, they applied the life giving electricity on a late hot monsoon night in August 2011.
The monster became animated, eyes lids rolling open. It gradually sat up, got on its feet and move slowly towards them. As tall as a house and a wide as a barn the Creature towered over the trembling musicians, cornering them in their studio control room. It moved out a massive fist, slowly extended a kong like finger and fixed a redden evil eye upon them. Seeming agitated it opened its drooling mouth, exposing a wonky line of splintered teeth. The UBERKABOOM rumbled. Paused. Then began to speak in a surprisingly camp falsetto, “come on everybody lets have a party, before I make soup with your brains”.
The party ended late in the morning and all present agreed that the brain soup was especially fine. The monster is now on the loose, hoping to combine its love of ska, rockabilly, punk, parties and cabaret to show you all the benefits of “Grey Matter Goulash”.
An Explosion in sound, totally UBERKABOOM, seriously making unserious music.