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Buy tickets for Mama @ Thwaites Empire Theatre, BlackburnMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band today releases two new videos from our Thornton 2014 show!

Welcome back to the Mama website! It’s less than two weeks to our next show which is at Thwaites Empire Theatre in Blackburn. We’ve been doing shows at this delightful theatre ever since we started Mama and it always proves to be a great audience and hence a great show. If you want tickets, head over to the Thwaites Empire website and purchase them by clicking the ad on the right hand side. This show will feature our full light show and it’s also an extra special show because it will be the first outing of our new bass player David. Due to various things happening at Mama HQ recently, we’ve had no time to rehearse with David, so it’s going to be a baptism of fire for him. He’s going to need all the support he can get, but we’re confident he’s got what it takes!

New Video: Land of Confusion

It’s been a while since we released some videos from our recent shows. The last show we had some good cameras at was in Thornton Little Theatre and we’ve been releasing most of the footage in posts just like this, on our website. To kick us off today, we’ve got Land of Confusion. Enjoy!
 

 

New Video: Domino

Next in line…. Did you see what I did there? Domino!
 

 
Don’t forget, tickets are on sale for Thwaites Empire in Blackburn so you need to snap them up while they’re still available. As always, we’d love to hear your comments on our videos by posting below and we’d be really appreciative if you could share this page on Facebook using the buttons below. Thanks.  :-)

Marko - Guitars, Mama Genesis TributeMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band seeks new guitarist!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us on the main stage at Tribfest 2014. Also thanks to everyone for making the trip up to Newcastle for our last show. Both shows were great by our reckoning and we hope you all enjoyed our take on Genesis. We’ll have some photos from Tribfest 2014 to show you soon. In the meantime, we have news….

Mama Needs You!

Today we a saddened to announce that our friend and Mama guitarist Marko has had to give notice that he is to leave the band after our show at The Met in Bury, November. Like all of us Marko loves the music of Genesis and loves his involvement with all things Mama, but has struggled for some time to dedicate the amount of time required to our project. As he says himself:

“I can echo Dave Perry’s words in saying that Mama is the best band I’ve ever been in and am ever likely to be in. People ask me if I struggle with the fact that I live over 250 miles away from the bands’ base in the North West and the honest answer has always been that the driving rarely bothers me at all. It’s more than worth it to be involved with such great music and such an amazing group of talented people, people who have become my best friends in the world over the past few years.”

“But for me there’s always been a ‘double whammy’ of large distances to travel and longer hours away from home than the rest of the band. Most of my income comes from being self employed as a photographer and this means working when the work’s available, not just Monday to Friday. This has often meant having to refuse photography work when it clashed with a gig.”

“We earn a little money from the band but not enough to match what I lose from missing photographic / employed work and with a young family to support, it’s time to focus on this. I will certainly ‘dep’ for the new guy occasionally if asked and will be straight back again if I ever win the lottery! I think whoever gets the position of the new guitarist will be one of the luckiest guys (or girls!) on the tribute scene. You’ll join a group of people driven to musical perfection, who also happen to be genuinely fond of each other. That’s a rare thing on the music scene in my experience.”

“PLEASE support Mama! Tell your friends. Attend as many concerts as you can. DONT LOSE THE EXPERIENCE OF KEEPING THE BEST PLAYED GENESIS MUSIC ‘LIVE’. And finally, thanks to EVERYONE…. It’s been amazing! :-)

If you would like to apply for the role of guitarist with Mama, please drop us an email to guitarist@mama-genesis.co.uk giving us a bit of detail about yourself, your equipment, your interest in Genesis and anything else you’d like to mention. We are looking for North West based musicians that are passionate about performing the music of Genesis live. Also, we would like to see any YouTube clips or listen to audio you might have posted online, so links would be appreciated. We are hoping to fill the role before the end of 2014 so whilst we don’t have an official closing date for applications, you do need to get your skates on. There’s lots of Genesis music to learn!  :-)

If you would like to wish Marko well, feel free to post your comments below. He’s sure to read them. If you would like to know more about Marko’s photography, check out the MkCo Photo Design website.

Mama at O2 Academy NewcastleMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band to perform their 2014 tour show at O2 Academy, Newcastle. This Saturday!

Just about recovered from Tribfest 2014 and what an amazing year it was! It always is! If you’re thinking of going back next year, keep your eye on the Tribfest website. Ed (the organiser) likes to throw out really cheap tickets early doors, to capture the crowd again very quickly for the next one. Thanks to everyone who wandered down to the main stage to catch our set. Much appreciated.

We had a great slot in the afternoon, on the main stage. It wasn’t practical for us to haul our video equipment across the field to get some footage of the band in action, but there are some mobile phone videos appearing on Facebook now. One such video has been posted on our Facebook Timeline for you to watch. Head over there to see it!

This Saturday. Genesis Party. Newcastle.

Next up is the O2 Academy in Newcastle, this Saturday. That’s Saturday 23rd August 2014. This will be our second visit to this venue and tickets sold very well last time, so if you’re thinking of coming down, book your tickets on the O2 Academy website.

In celebration of another successful show at Tribfest, we’ve got two more videos for you to watch. Both of these are taken from our recent show at Thornton Little Theatre. First up is No Son Of Mine:

 

 

Our Thornton show was used to audition a replacement for our departing bass player. You can read about our new bass player on his biog page. The show in Newcastle this coming weekend represents your last chance to see Dave Perry powering through a Genesis set list and we’ll be real sorry to see him go. If you’re coming to see the show though, maybe you’ll see the band performing their own version of Many Too Many / Musical Box? Here it is, as performed at Thornton Little Theatre:

 

 

So, leave us a comment below, share our page on Facebook & Twitter and don’t forget to book your tickets for Newcastle. You can buy them on the O2 Academy Newcastle website. See you there! :-)

Mama at O2 Academy Newcastle

Mama in Warrington (Pyramid)

Mama at Warrington Parr Hall & PyramidMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band will perform their 2014 tour show at the Parr Hall / Pyramid Complex

There’s just over a day left to go before our show kicks off in Warrington, so if you’re thinking of coming down, get your tickets online so you’re guaranteed entry! Tickets can be bought from our EventBrite box office priced £15.00 or £16.00 on the door if there are any left.

In the meantime, we have some more video loveliness to get us in the mood for the weekend. Today we’re posting three more videos from our show in Thornton. If you didn’t see the previous three videos from this show, you can watch them here. First up is Turn It On Again:

 

 

Followed by Mama’s own version of Dancing With The Moonlit Knight & Carpet Crawl. We call this, Dancing With The Carpet Crawl!

 

 

Finally, we have the Peter Gabriel solo track, Solsbury Hill:

 

 

That’s all for now. Remember to buy your tickets for Warrington today or at the very latest, tomorrow. They’ll be on sale until about 7.30pm and after that you’ll only be able to pay on the door. You can buy them from EventBrite. We hope to see some of you at the show on Saturday and if you are attending, stick around and say hello.  :-)

Warrington Pyramid & Parr Hall Complex

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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