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Mama at Warrington Parr Hall & PyramidMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band presents their next show at Warrington Parr Hall / Pyramid Complex!

It’s summer time. We’re just about recovered from our last show at Thornton Little Theatre. Thanks to everyone who bought tickets and came down to see the band perform. It was very much appreciated. The audience plays a big role in making a show great and Thornton was one of our greatest yet!

Our next show is at Warrington Parr Hall & Pyramid Complex on Saturday 2nd August 2014. If you want tickets, we would suggest buying in advance because our last show at this venue pretty much sold out. We’ve already sold half the tickets and normally we tend to sell the main bulk of tickets in the week running up to the show, which is er, right now! So get on it pronto if you want to come to our Genesis party! Tickets are once again available from our EventBrite box Office priced £15.00 plus a small booking fee.

Thornton Rocks. We Have Proof!

Were you at our Thornton show? Why not watch our videos below, taken from that very gig, then leave us a comment at the bottom of this page? Here’s the opening number from the show, Behind The Lines (thanks to Bazza for manning the camera):

 

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Tickets On Sale For Lowton Show!

Mama, live in Lowton!Mama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band release two new tracks recorded live from the sound desk at O2 Academy Islington

*** PLEASE NOTE! OUR LOWTON SHOW ON SATURDAY 12TH JULY IS NOW CANCELLED ***

Thanks to everyone who came to see our show at O2 Academy Islington. We had a great night despite the rush to get out at the end so that we could be out of the local emissions zone before our pass ran out. Luckily, we made it! Our next show is in Lowton at The Rose Centre (formerly Lowton Civic Hall) on Saturday 12th July 2014. Tickets are now on sale for this show, priced £15.00 plus the booking fee. Tickets will also be on sale on the night priced £17.00. You can buy tickets online from the EventBrite box office.

Free tracks to download

This week, we’ve got two tracks to share with you. Both of these tracks were recorded straight from our sound desk at London’s O2 Academy Islington. First up, we have Fading Lights:

The next track we’re going to share is our version of Carpet Crawl, which we normally tag Selling England By The Pound to the front of. We’ve included both for your pleasure:

A new bass player

In other news, we will shortly be closing our recruitment process for the bass player position within Mama. We’ve had lots of interest from all over the North West and so if you’re interested in the gig, get your application in fast! Really fast! You can apply by contacting us through our Contact page on this very website, telling us a bit about yourself and sending us some links to online audio and video of yourself in action.

Buy tickets for Mama at Lowton Civic Hall!

Other shows coming up

Don’t forget, we have other shows coming up in the near future. If you’re not able to get to Lowton to see the band in a couple of weeks, you can also catch the band in Thornton-Cleveleys and Warrington. For a full list of our shows, please check our gig page.

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Band Lineup Change

Dave - Bass for MamaMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band is today seeking a new member!

It is with great sadness that Mama wish to announce that our bassist Dave Perry will be leaving the band in September. Since joining the band, Dave’s business has taken off and the demands on his time have become too great for him to continue in his role as bass player. We will all miss him and we would like to thank Dave for all his hard work not only learning and playing the songs, but the hours and hours he spent improving the lights for the band. We have had some great times together and there is no animosity whatsoever in this decision. It is not impossible that you will see him on stage with Mama again after his departure, should we need a dep for a show.

Want to wish Dave well? Leave him a comment below.

The official call to arms

Mama the Genesis tribute band require a bassist as their current bassist is leaving the band in September. Full details for the band can be found here on the Mama website: www.mama-genesis.co.uk

A list of all the shows as well as video footage which shows the standard required are all here. We currently play between 2 to 3 shows a month in venues such as O2 Newcastle / Islington, The Citadel in St Helens as well as two of the largest tribute band festivals in the UK.

We will be starting auditions for the position in early July. The band have the following requirements:

  • You must be familiar with all aspects of Genesis music. Ideally a Genesis fan of all era’s with a knowledge of songs and tours.
  • You must live in the North West of England as this is where the band are based.
  • You must have your own transport.
  • You will also need bass pedals or a bass pedal MIDI unit and associated synth module (may be available to buy from Dave).

Buy tickets for Mama at Islington O2 Academy

Contact us

If you are interested in the position, please apply in writing through the contact page of our website. Please include some information about you, your musical influences and links to any online audio or video featuring your work. You can also ask any questions you like using the same method. We’re pretty quick replying to emails.

The audition

The audition will revolve around the following Genesis tracks:

  • Behind The Lines
  • Land Of Confusion
  • In The Cage (1981 medley version)

Please apply though the website contact page.

Next Show – LONDON!

Buy tickets for Mama at O2 Academy, Islington!Mama, the UK’s all era Genesis Tribute Band to perform their 2014 tour show at O2 Academy, Islington

Just over three weeks to go to our much anticipated return to the London area with our show at O2 Academy in Islington. The show is on Saturday 21st June 2014 and you can get tickets from the O2 Academy website. Tickets are priced at £18.00. They’ve been on sale now for quite a while and a fair few have gone, so if you’re thinking of coming down, buy your tickets now.

Scotland tour

Those of you following our recent travels will know that we performed two shows in Scotland over the weekend. The first was at The Ferry on the Friday night. This was the first show we’ve performed at this venue and indeed for a Glasgow audience. The band went down very well we think, with several people commenting after the gig how much they enjoyed it.

The second show was performed the very next night at The Green Hotel in Kinross. We had an even better response to our previous show at this venue and our full light show managed to fit into the venue, which is always a plus!

We had lots of good food, good drink and laughed a lot catching up with some old and new friends, so speciall thanks to everyone who came to see the band on either or both nights. Much appreciated.

Audio recordings from Glasgow and Kinross!

We’ve got some audio clips recorded straight from our mixing desk at both The Ferry and The Green Hotel. You can also download them for free to listen to on your iPod or other device.

Here’s the beginning of the show at Glasgow, presented as it happened. First up, Behind The Lines:

Followed by Duchess:

Guide Vocal followed Duchess:

And here is Los Endos, recorded the next night in Kinross:

Don’t forget, tickets are selling fast for our Islington show so get them now. Also, please consider joining our email newsletter on the right hand side and giving us a mention on your Facebook wall using the sharing buttons below.

See you in London!

PS, if you’re in the North West, tickets are now on sale for our upcoming shows at Lowton, Warrington, St Helens and Thornton.

Mama live at The Ferry, GlasgowMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band would like to invite everyone for a holiday in Scotland!

Okay, it’s probably not a holiday if you already live in sunny Scotland, but it’s a great way to spend the weekend away with friends, soaking up the sights and partying to Genesis in the evenings.

So we have two shows for you. First, it’s The Ferry in Glasgow on Friday 23rd May 2014. The band has never played this venue before, so we are hoping for a great turnout. Our friends StillMarillion have been helping out with promotion and they tell us they’re pretty gutted they can’t come to see us because they’re out doing a show of their own. You can buy tickets for The Ferry from TicketSoup (search for “MAMA – A Tribute to Genesis”) or by calling the box office direct on 01698 360 085.

Mama, live at The Green Hotel, Kinross

The second show we have for you is the very next night, hence this weekend will now be known as “The Mama World Tour Of Scotland In Two Days!” The band played The Green Hotel in Kinross last year and had a great time. We did the show with a massively cut down lighting rig due to a misunderstanding with the venue on the use of smoke and their smoke detectors. This year, we’re planning on putting the whole light show into the venue for maximum Genesis revellery! You can buy tickets for this show from WeGotTickets (looks like there are 12 left at this time) or calling the box office on 01577 863 467.

Last Show KeyboardCam

Were you at our last show at Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth? Did you help us carry gear into and out of the venue? If not, why not? We only just recovered! Regardless of whether you assisted with the get in or just came to see the show, here’s some video from our “KeyboardCam” which we attached to the top of one of the keyboards to show our very own JC playing a section from In The Cage Medley. We hope you enjoy it.

ITC Medley (Bridgnorth) from Carillon Video on Vimeo.

You can also watch this video on YouTube.

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