Woodies release sophomore album
Mumbo Jumbo Tumbo is the 2nd album release from Bill Wood and the Woodies, the Toronto roots-rock band described by some as “Canada’s best-kept musical secret.” One of the most-often heard comments at a Woodies show is “Was that really one of your own songs?” Never derivative, many of Wood’s songs have the feel of an instant classic.
The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Bill Wood, a Canadian music industry veteran who stepped away from the music industry after a successful bout with the mid-80s pop band Eye Eye to raise his family. Throughout those years, Wood continued to write music, re-entering the scene in 2007 with a solo effort, Take It, and soon afterwards founding the Woodies, featuring respected guitarist Chris Bennett, ace bass player/producer Mark Shannon and drummer Dino Naccarato.
Fixtures on the Toronto roots music scene, the Woodies have honed their craft over a nine-year residency at Graffitti’s, the respected Kensington Market music showplace, as well as other Ontario venues. The 2014 release of the band’s first album, Oh, Look… led to a deal with Fish Records UK and a successful 2015 U.K. tour.
The new record, Mumbo Jumbo Tumbo highlights Wood’s exquisite songwriting skills as well as the musicianship of some of Toronto’s finest players.