It’s been a long and dusty road since 1922 when, at a dig in the desert south of Tunis, Professor Nigel Quentin Fontenelle Dumblucke IV (1895-1973) unearthed the ruins of an ancient discotheque to find a dozen undead Egyptian mummies inexplicably throwing down what he dubbed, "Terrifying Funk From Beyond the Grave."
From these hovering souls, who called themselves Here Come The Mummies, Professor Dumblucke learned of the powerful curse that doomed them to wander the earth, seeking the ultimate riff, the one that may allow their spirits to rest after eons of, as they put it, "banging out solid fly grooves, y'all." But their story was murky at best...
What is clear is that these saucy specters resurfaced around the turn of the Millennium. Without so much as a hot bath, HCTM would open for P-Funk and Al Green, rock Super Bowl Village 2012, become regulars at The Bob and Tom Show and massive festivals like Summerfest, and make themselves the darlings of sell-out crowds over wide swaths of North America. Maybe that's why the ladies (and some dudes) can't stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth.
2013 saw HCTM pool the remains of their dusty hearts, addled brains, and withered appendages to make Cryptic, their sixth studio album.
A brand new EP, A La Mode (the first of a series) is available now, and later this year will come Rejuvannhilation, a full length concert film.
Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh's daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, their showmanship, deep-pocket grooves, and penchant for double entendre will melt your heart and your face alike. Get ready, here comes… Here Come The Mummies.
When it comes to comedy, Mike Cronin does it all: stand up, writing, improv, film, and sketches. Even some of his characters do stand up. In fact, recently he made it to the finals of the Funniest Person In Cincinnati Contest as himself and also a character. In the stand up world, he appeared in the first ever Limestone Comedy Festival. In the sketch/improv world he was a cast member of the show Underbelly which was named Cincinnati's Best Comedy Show of 2009 and spawned shows in New York and LA. Mike's film work includes three award-winning 48 Hour Film Festival projects and co-writing/directing /starring in a music video for "The Hipster Song," which has over 800,000 views on YouTube. No matter which way you see Mike Cronin, you will leave laughing.
"The true and ancient funk force is so strong in these Mummies, it's almost secondary that the anonymous, bandage-garbed members of the Nashville-based band appear to have recently been unearthed from an Egyptian tomb. Vampires, pirates and zombies have been enjoying their respective pop-culture moments; lately, mummies have pretty much been unrepresented, with the exception of mediocre Brendan Fraser movies." - Tuscon Weekly