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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 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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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.