Tuff Mama

Tuff Mama


Tuff Mama is a rockin' R&B band. We will keep you dancing with our blend of rock, rhythm & blues. We are unique in style & professionalism with 3 female lead vocals backed by a tight 4 piece rhythm section.


Tuff Mama was formed in November 2004 by a group of local musicians with one goal: To play a different flavor of Rhythm & Blues than typically found in the San Francisco Bay Area. We were tired of hearing the same tunes played the same way year after year and we wanted to be a catalyst for change in the Bay Area Music scene. The result was the beginnings of Tuff Mama. Debra & Howard started searching the bay area for like minded musicians and within six weeks held their first rehearsal. Our members had been a part of numerous bands in the bay area since the 1970’s and have now joined together to bring their musical resumes to the public as Tuff Mama.
Tuff Mama is 3 lead vocals, keyboards, lead/rhythm & bass guitar & drums. We finished our first CD in late May 2005 and are currently working on our next CD which is scheduled for release in April 2007. Since 2005 we have brought our show to many venues in the SF Bay area. Tuff Mama is available for every type of function. From wedding receptions and private parties to corporate events and night clubs we are prepared to make your event one that you remember for years to come.
The tunes we cover range from hits by Sam & Dave, The Beatles, Linda Ronstadt and Jackie Wilson to The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Boz Scaggs, Tina Turner, Steve Winwood and Grand Funk Railroad. We play the blues, Motown, Philly Soul and Stax era tunes and we can rock ‘n roll with the best.
We are adding new tunes every week to our song list with the determination not to become just another boring band.
Tuff Mama Credits:
CD Recording: Expressions’ Center For New Media, Emeryville, CA,
CD Engineer: Chris Colatos
CD Mastering: Eric Arvai, Berkeley, CA
Howard Sturdevant (925) 639-9883
WEBSITE: http://www.tuffmama.com


1-5 song demo CD recorded in May 2005
20-30 second samples are on our website and
on this Electronic Press Kit

Set List

Tuff Mama is able play from 1 to 4 sets per night. Length of sets is from 50 minutes to 80 minutes.
All tunes are covers done in the Tuff Mama style.
You will not be disappointed.
Our tunes include:
Addicted To Love
Baby, I Love You
Chain Of Fools
Cry Baby
Dancing In The Street
Deal With It
Drowning In The Sea Of Love
Hallelujah, I Love Him So
I'm Tore Down
I Always Get My Man
I Believe I'm In Love With You
I Can't Stand The Rain
I Don't Need No Doctor
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
I Take What I Want
If Love Was A Train
Just One Look
Let's Shout(Baby Work Out)
Lonely Teardrops
Little By Little
Midnight Hour
Next Time You See Me
Passionate Kisses
People Get Ready
Piece Of My Heart
Rock Steady
Roll With It
Shadow 'Cross The Land
Snatchin' It Back
So Fine
Some Kind Of Wonderful
Sweet Inspiration
Take Me In Your Arms
Tell Mama
The Tracks Of My Tears
The Harder They Come
The Word
Tick Tock People
Tore Down
Try(Just A Little Bit H