Hello guests. How do you do? May I introduce myself? I’m Mama Tokus and I’m:
- a soulful singer from the Deep South West
- a composer/performer of original tunes and sly interpretations
- an MC able to wittily host events and stages
- a fully ordained Dudeist Priestess in the Church of the Latter-Day Dude
- a comic poetess, doing stand-up poetry on the subjects of womanhood, technology and futurism, afro-ness, fantasy and sci-fi, age and wisdom, fashion and music, word-trickery and language.
What the people say
“A hybrid of cabaret, R&B, blues, funk and fun, Mama Tokus bursts out of the nu music hall scene (whatever that might be) with a first album stuffed full of great ideas put to great tunes – and isn’t that the best kind of music?”Boff Whalley, R2 Magazine
“On The Ragtime should have its place in every blues and roots fan’s collection”Jean Bervoets, Back to the Roots blues magazine
“Mama Tokus should be offered on the NHS as a cure for depression….fantastic fun!!”Punter at a show, 2019
I write and sing my own compositions – bringing women’s blues bang up to date for the 21st century.
I’m influenced by: Dinah Washington, Dusty Springfield, Dr John, Sarah Vaughan, Josephine Baker (LEFT), Tina Turner, Barrelhouse Annie, Burt Bacharach, Noel Coward, the Rolling Stones, Rufus Thomas, Georgie Fame, James Booker, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Meters…and many more groovy people.
If you want to download my Electronic Press Kit – including pictures, music, press materials and reviews, click here. It’s a .zip file weighing in at 20Mb.
Meanwhile, scroll down and down for downloadable press releases and pictures, videos and testimonials.
Media releases: music & shows
Download a PDF general press release about Mama Tokus by clicking here
My album On The Ragtime is available and you can read all about it by downloading the PDF press release by clicking here
Read about me and my night The Get-Together, by downloading the PDF press release by clicking here
Download high-resolution pictures of Mama right here. Just click on the link below the picture, or right-click the link and Save Link As… then sit back and poor yourself a stiff one…
Visit www.youtube.com/mamatokus to watch Tokus TV