Within a month they had written more songs together than they could hope to release with the Brand New Heavies and so, MF Robots was born. The name, MF Robots, a dig generic popular music of the 21st Century. The band takes from the likes of Anita Baker, Gladys Knight and Whitney; their classicism viewed here through a modern lens.
Dawn Joseph is key. A vibrant personality, both on and off stage, with a rich musical past – she started out playing bass with Phil Collins’ band and has sung with acts as diverse as Kylie Minogue, Michael McDonald and CeeLo Green – she’s a part of that lineage that connects Rick James, Nile Rodgers and Grace Jones. Her attire, which she designs and makes herself, is flamboyant and colourful and she carries herself with flair and verve; the 14 songs here are a testament and very much cast in her image.