If you’ve been to a Beyonce concert within the past few years or have a live performance on TV, you’ve most likely noticed the lovely ladies behind the instruments, locking down the groove. These ladies would be the Suga Mamas, Beyonce’s all-girl band.
We were fortunate to catch up with a few of them while they were in Philadelphia during their US tour. Of Beyonce’s 10-piece band, we sat down with Kim Thompson (drums), Tia Fuller (saxophone), Brittani Washington (keyboards), and Marcie Chapa (percussionist), who spoke with us about how they made it to the big stage with Beyonce, and everything from the importance of networking and their advice for advancing your career as a musician.
Kim Thompson, Drummer
Tia Fuller, Saxophone
Brittani Washington, Keyboardist
Marcie Chapa, Percussionist