Buffalo, NY-based alternative band Mom Said No has sprinted out of the garage and set its sights on the national stage. While some of the group’s members are still in their teens, Mom Said No has already perfected its own brand of high-energy, dramatic, and tuneful pop. With the vocal harmonic influences from The Beach Boys to the high energetic performances of James Brown and the pop sensibilities of The Cars, Mom Said No is truly an experience of its own.
Mom Said No’s debut EP, Motivation, presents four radio-ready original songs and is available for download through iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. Recorded at Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac’s GCR Audio studies, the EP includes contributions from 10,000 Maniacs violinist/vocalist Mary Ramsey, Psychedelic Furs saxophonist Mars Williams, and Arkells keyboardist/vocalist Anthony Carone. The recording showcases infectious pop (“Song to You” and “The Intro”), tender ballads (“Never Ending Something,” which boasts Ramsey’s passionate string playing), and uptempo indie rock (“Cruising”).
Composed of members Elliott Hunt (vocals and guitar); Tim Jackson (vocals); Ben Mac (bass and vocals); Aaron Schapiro (guitar and keyboards); and Chris Lillis (keyboard and vocals), and his brother Mike Lillis (Drummer) Mom Said No has shared the stage with such touring acts as such as Young Empire and others and have been showcased at national music festivals like Music Is Art (Buffalo, NY) and Xpress Music Festival (Morgantown, WV).