Mama Love &
the Deadbeat Daddies are:
Kendal Bush - (Mama Love) Vocals
Paul Nadeau - Keys & Vocals
Tim O'Connor - Guitar
John O'Connor - Bass & Upright Bass
Greg Roberts - Drums & Vocals
Paul Nadeau, (Swanzey) - I'm a freelance keyboardist. Sat in with The Coasters in the early sixties. Was with a band that opened for Bill Haley and the Comets, and Little Anthony and the Imperials back in the day. After taking classical lessons for seven years, starting at the age of seven, I moved on to rock and roll at age fifteen. I have played all genres of music over the years, but my heart and soul belong to the blues.
Kendal Bush aka Mama Love - I’ve always loved music and always secretly wished that I was one of those kids who was pushed into weekly music lessons and daily practice by overly ambitious parents, nonetheless, I found that I was able to use my voice as my musical outlet. I did take voice lessons one summer as a kid, and participated in choir and school musicals as a student in all-girls Catholic School, but didn’t get fully involved in music until I was 19 and joined my first band Gushing Red. The alt-rock, grunge band wrote all original songs and played various venues in Philadelphia, New Jersey and NYC. At the point where weekly practices, parties and gigs filled the band calendar, I developed polyps on my vocal chords. After a short, doctor prescribed rest, I added Opera to my college curriculum and used opera training as a way to learn proper breathing techniques and use of the diaphragm. Gushing Red was followed by various bands with names like: Purge, Pikhal and Mutant Mary Jane. Focus on my career as a videographer and editor working for CBS, Fox, NBC and the National Geographic Channel, was followed up by my focus on motherhood until the urge to sing again manifested itself a few years ago following a life change and relocation to the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Intrigued with the local popularity and availability of local live blues music, I realized a new found appreciation for blues music and set out on a journey to learn the genre and perform locally. Since my birth name was already representative of my current career and business (Kendal J. Bush Photography) I wanted a name that would represent my musical persona, my alter ego . . and that is how ‘Mama Love’ came about.