A group of five North Shore moms have brought to life a concept that Gemma Turner had dreamed of since becoming a mom and Covid-19 was the catalyst for it all.
Mom Bop was born after the world was brought to a halt.
Once the kids are in bed Gemma Turner the group’s leader writes and records the songs in her spare bedroom in the basement with nothing more than her Apple Mac and ear buds. She uses garage band, a midi keyboard and remarkably uses just the mic on her apple ear buds to record vocals!
Sick of listening to kids’ songs such as Baby Shark and Hot Potato Gemma decided she wanted to create a sound that bridges the gap between mainstream pop and ‘kids’ music. With this insight at hand Mom Bop songs were born. Pop songs with kid inspired lyrics that moms and dads want to dance to just as much as the kids!
“As a mom there is only so much you can listen to Hot Potato before you want to drive off a cliff’ I also find It hard to dance to ‘kids’ music’ but play me a Madonna song and I’m ready to groove,” says Turner.
Once the songs were composed Gemma Turner was ready to bring her vision to life and decided to recruit other moms to the band. Real, down to earth moms were recruited, each with their own unique personality and flair and more importantly relatable for Moms throughout Canada.
“I wanted to bring 5 unique Moms together to form my Mom Tribe. Every Mom needs their tribe!,” Turner said.
Picture five Moms on stage in 90s influenced outfits – neon tops, neon head bands and neon sweat bands – bright colors attractive for children and a 90s nostalgic flair for moms.
For the stage act simple dance routines that preschoolers and Moms alike can do, and once again, drawing on influence of the 90s songs that had those simple routines – Macarena, Saturday Night and Cha Cha Slide!
The band aims to bring families together (socially distanced) to listen to fun, upbeat, 90’s pop style music that both kids and moms love.
Mom Bop will be performing their first show for our fellow community friends outside Amica Senior Living Edgemont Village on July 18th at 2 pm.
“We can’t wait to have you and yours join us for the first of many social distancing fun, interactive, singing and dancing like no other event ever.”