SweetKiss Momma, five piece roots rock powerhouse, proves once and for all that Southern rock isn’t tied to any specific geographical location. Hailing from Puyallup, small town next to Seattle, they have managed to build international fan base in a very short time.
Beginning of SweetKiss Momma can be traced back to early 2000 when lead singer Jeff Hamel, drummer Tyson Lickert, and guitarists Waid Hoyt and Aaron Arnold where rockin’ their local church, playing classic spirituals and gospel multiple times a week at their services. First gig under the name SweetKiss Momma was performed in 2008 and soon after they released self-titled EP with three songs.
After playing live dates all over Northwest and consistently impressing audiences with their dynamic performances, that have raised comparisons ranging from such legends as Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers Band to contemporary stars like The Black Crowes, SweetKiss Momma finally released their debut album Revival Rock, in May 2010. Written mostly by Jeff Hamel and Aaron Arnold, it features rich blend of late-60’s British invasion, 70’s era Southern rock with a hint of 80’s metal.
Revival Rock topped the charts in cdbaby.com on roots- and southern rock categories and went straight to top ten in overall sales, but much like Judge Parker, SweetKiss Momma is probably better known in Europe than in USA, thanks to their distribution deals with several European root rock labels. They are currently independent and self-financed band, but on the lookout for American record company for distribution deal and touring support.
SweetKiss Mama Discography:
2008 SweetKiss Mama EP
2010 Revival Rock
2014 A Reckoning Is Coming
Official website: www.skmband.com/