Mamals band, with roots in Jones and Gerrard’s The Pocket, releases EP

The Mamals are based out of the Jones and Gerrard area. Photo by Heather Pollock, Heather Pollock Photography.

Local indie band the Mamals, which has its roots among residents of The Pocket neighbourhood in the Jones Avenue and Gerrard Street area, has released its self-titled EP today (Friday, Jan. 25).

The Mamals were started in a basement by husband and wife James and Mary Boyd when the duo started writing songs together. Mary wrote the lyrics and James the music with the help of Clay Place Jones (Huddle).

Arrangements also involve a 20-person choir, trumpets, strings and drums. Most of these band members are residents of The Pocket.

The finished project is collection of melodic lyrical and uplifting songs. To view it on You Tube, go to

The band recorded at Blue Rodeo’s studio, The Woodshed, with engineer Time Vesely, founding member of Rheostatics, while Ian Bodzasi, who has worked with Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Sum 41 and others, mixed and mastered.

For more information, the Mamals can be reached at

They can also be followed on Facebook at

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