Born and founded on the steps of Rotterdam in 2011 as JR & the Mutations, the band played on various venues like the finals on de Grote Prijs van Zuid-Holland (2012) and the opening of Grand Central Station Rotterdam (2014).After the arrival of a new drummer and bass player, they changed their name into The Mutations.
A crucial moment, considering the fact that they’ve altered their way of making songs and thus heading back to their rehearsal room to write new songs. After spending a year pounding on their instruments, The Mutations are back in full effect.
The development of their sound underwent radical changes in contrast with their debut season, in which they emphasized a more poppy approach with influences from the Beatles and David Bowie. But keeping in mind the complex structures they use for their compositions, they constantly experiment with different influences ranging from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Santana, Frank Zappa, and even classical music and still make it workable and interesting.
People who attend a Mutation gig describe their sound as a seventies oriented rock show with an underlying psychedelic texture. The Mutations present their music as ‘visual music’ by which the music during a show encourages a narrative in which the listener can join a musical journey.
The Mutations in 2015 has grown into a color full, eclectic music machine and are stage ready.A new demo is well underway and will be released somewhere at the end of this year.
Joey Retro – Vocals, guitars
Jowalt Madimin – Guitars, backing vocals
Walther Eichler – Keys, piano
Andreas Henny – Drums, percussions
Pèter Nagy – Bass, laughs