OUR ARTISTS

CMI Music Group has an impressive roster of talent from the ground-breaking Mamma Freedom, RnB Legend Alexander O'Neal,  Jazz Friends Trio, vocalists JV Johnston and Ashleigh Eymann to rapper Ishkan and Hip Hop group The Sonic Generals.

 

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Preachers and Criminals
Preachers and Criminals

The debut album from the band, released in March 2013 and featuring No Pride But Prejudice, I Don't Belong and a cover of No Diggity which got the album playlist on BBC radio 2.

The Voodoo Suite Sessions Vol I
The Voodoo Suite Sessions Vol I

The band returned in October 2014 with their 2nd album, the first volume of a double album. Featuring Scorpio, Done & Dusted and Sonic General rapper Ishkan guesting on Voice an Opinion.

in the works Album 3
in the works Album 3

Finally back to Mamma Freedom music after Hearsay30 and writing the new Alexander O'Neal album, with the stunning bass player Chris 'Kojaq' Rogers now in charge of all things Bass in the CMI family the 3rd album is a mix of pure all out funk and soul with the usual massive orchsestral stompers that Mamma Freedom have become known for. With different influences turning up and Producer Alexander Johnston calling it 'The best work we've done', this will be an exciting wait. Due for release Feb 2019

Mamma Freedom Live
Mamma Freedom Live

Book the band that Fred Wesley called 'one hell of a band, as good as it gets'. For booking email: info@cmimusicgroup.com

JV Johnston
JV Johnston

JV Johnston – Knockturns As Mamma Freedom front man he is the centre piece of a master painters picture, surrounded by a cast of brothers and engulfed in a wall of colour and sound. As a solo artist we finally get to hear his voice with stripped down songs in a more intimate direct setting. This is a voice that isn't just soulful it's a voice full of true soul, true emotion, true feeling, but with the style and class of heroes past.

Knockturns
Knockturns

The debut solo album from the Mamma Freedom front man.

The Sonic Generals
The Sonic Generals

The Sonic Generals are a Hip Hop collective from The US, Canada and The UK. Set up by Producer Alexander Johnston and brother Singer J Johnston, The project features a number of some of the best underground rappers and vocalists such as Ashleigh Eymann, Ishkan, ASJ Islam, Chuck Israel and Robertson Tait as well as guest musicians from around the world along with all the members of Mamma Freedom.

Composers Alexander & JV Johnston
Composers Alexander & JV Johnston

2 of the brightest stars in the world of score writing and composition. They have already written music including in several films and for advertisers such as Honda.

Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston

Alex is the Mamma Freedom founder and head of The CMI Music Group and The Grand Northern Recording Studio. He is a superbly gifted producer and composer and a multi-instrumentalist.

Acoustic Guitar Recording
Acoustic Guitar Recording

Mamma Freedom and GNRS band member Digger recording some acoustic guitar.

The Boss
The Boss

Producer Alexander Johnston

Children In Need
Children In Need

A performance live on BBC radio from Alexander O'Neal, with Howard Francis (AON Band) and Alexander Johnston (CMI / Mamma Freedom on keys.

Acoustic Guitar Recording
Acoustic Guitar Recording

Mamma Freedom and GNRS band member Digger recording some acoustic guitar.

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