Mother Earth (UK band)

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Mother Earth
OriginLondon, England
GenresSoul-rock, jazz-rock, acid jazz
Years active1991–1996 2020-
LabelsAcid Jazz Records
Associated actsPaul Weller
Eddie Piller (producer)
Past membersBunny
Matt Deighton
Bryn Barklam
Neil Corcoran
Chris White
Shauna Green
Marie Jamille

Mother Earth were an English acid jazz outfit based in London, formed by longtime Acid Jazz associate Bunny. The band members were Matt Deighton on guitar and vocals, Bryn Barklam on Hammond organ, Chris White on drums and Neil Corcoran on bass. Shauna Green was the lead singer on the first album. Prior to their debut live performance, where they played alongside another debutant band Jamiroquai, they started out as a studio project in 1991[1] with Paul Weller (on "Almost Grown"), James Taylor of the James Taylor Quartet and Simon Bartholomew from the Brand New Heavies as contributors.

They released three studio albums and one live album. After they disbanded in 1996,[1] two retrospective albums were released in 2001 and 2004.

Subsequent activities[edit]

Deighton subsequently played guitar for Paul Weller's band, and played rhythm guitar in Oasis when Noel Gallagher left mid-tour in 2000.[2][3]

Since 1996, Matt Deighton has released several critically acclaimed solo-albums.[4]

Bryn Barklam went on to record with The Chords and play organ for the Buzzcocks at the Sex Pistols reunion gig at Finsbury Park.[5] His current band is an instrumental trio consisting of organ, drums and guitar, and is named Captain Hammond.



Singles and EPs[edit]


  1. ^ a b Boraman, Greg (20 November 2002). "Mother Earth Time of the Future Review". BBC Music Reviews. BBC. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  2. ^ Matt Deighton at AllMusic
  3. ^ "Oasis Noel quits tour". Entertainment. BBC News. 23 May 2000. Retrieved 15 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Matt Deighton, Wake Up the Moths | OMM | The Observer". Retrieved 11 February 2020.
  5. ^ "International Archives For The Jazz Organ (IAJO)". Retrieved 11 February 2020.