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O2 Academy, SheffieldMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band are now working on the edit for the live video shoot!

We’ve got some news updates for you. First out of the bag is a quick reminder about our next show. The band will be performing their 2014 tour show at The O2 Academy Sheffield in just under five weeks from today. Here’s the full details:

Saturday 26th April 2014 – O2 Academy, Sheffield

Ticket price: £13.00 advance £15.00 door
Box office: 0844 477 2000 (24 Hr)
www.o2academysheffield.co.uk
O2 Academy Sheffield, 37 – 43 Arundel Gate, S1 2PN
 

Get your tickets as soon as you can because the O2 Academy venues tend to do quite well on ticket sales. What’s more, we’ve noticed a recent trend in the last year or so where our audience mostly buys tickets up front rather than pay on the door. So there is always a risk on missing out if you don’t buy early. You can buy tickets from The O2 Academy website.

TWR Online logoMama Show Review – The Box, Crewe

The latest edition of The Waiting Room Online has been published. We got permission to reproduce their latest review of one of our shows. We were originally going to publish a few snippets from the review and direct you to their website to read it in full, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to link to a specific page on their website, so we’ve resorted to publishing the review in full. Do head over to The Waiting Room Online to support them. They’re a great source of Genesis and Genesis related news on the web. View full article »

Legends of RockMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band to perform at Legends of Rock and Fisher Theatre (Bungay) this weekend!

Okay we’ve now recovered from our weekend away to Stoney Stanton. Thanks to everyone who made the trip to see us. It was much appreciated.

Onwards and upwards, this weekend is a big one. First we have our slot at Legends of Rock in Great Yarmouth. The band will be on stage at approximately 2.50pm until 4.00pm on Friday. We think the event is pretty much sold out now, but if you’re desperate for tickets, we would suggest you head over to the Legends of Rock website and see if you can sweet talk them into selling you some.

Fisher Theatre, Bungay

On Saturday, we return to the fabulous Fisher Theatre in the sleepy village of Bungay, which is a great place to relax after a rock festival like Legends of Rock. We’ll be running our newly upgraded light show at this gig so expect to be dazzled quite literally. You can buy tickets for the Fisher Theatre show from their website.

Digital Streaming & Distribution of Mama Content

We’ve got a new desk recording to share with you. This is Mama, performing Mama at a Mama show in Grimsby a couple of weeks ago. You can listen to it on SoundCloud:

You can also listen to it on BandCamp:

The BandCamp player should in theory allow you to download the track so that you can put it on your iPod, iPhone or other digital device and listen to it whenever you like. We’re still experimenting with some digital streaming and distribution systems.

We hope to see some of you at Fisher Theatre this weekend coming and thanks for listening to our latest desk recordings. Feel free to leave a comment below and if you’re not already, please subscribe to our email newsletter on the right hand side so that we can let you know when we are performing a show in your area.

Mama at The Limelight Theatre, AylesburyMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band will be performing two shows this weekend!

Hello all! Thanks for visiting our website today and as you can see, we’ve got plenty of news to share with you. First up, we have two shows back to back:

Friday 31st January 2014 – The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Tickets for The Cavern can be purchased from the venue website or by calling the box office on 0151 236 9091.

Saturday 1st February 2014 – The Roundhouse, Bolton

Tickets for The Roundhouse can be purchased from the venue by calling 01204 528 323.

JC on Keyboards at AylesburyFirst Show of 2014

Our first show of 2014 took place at The Limelight Theatre in Aylesbury this past weekend and what a show it was! We had a great audience, the room had good acoustics and our light show worked really well after the upgrades we have made over the winter. Lot’s of positive comments were shared with the audience in the bar after the show and late on the band found a takeaway that had a teeny tiny restaurant in the back so we could stuff our faces with kebab, pizza and other worldly delights. Finally, the Holiday Inn proved to be a very comfortable hotel that, despite being built on a flood plain, didn’t flood. That was a bonus because it rained all weekend wherever we were in the UK!

Sound Desk Recording

So, to celebrate our show in Aylesbury, we’ve decided to share a short recording of Domino which was recorded straight out of the sound desk on the night. Well, we say short but Domino isn’t that short is it? Have a listen and see what you think: View full article »

Duke Album GenesisGenesis tribute band Mama would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!

First things first, a very happy new year to all the Mama faithful out there! We all hope you had a great holiday season and are raring to get back into the swing of things. Yeah right. :)

Now that we have finished our holiday break we are back in the rehearsal room this weekend to start work on two Genesis masterpieces. One you already know about, namely the final sections of the so called Duke Suite which encompasses songs we already play; Behind The Lines / Duchess / Guide Vocal / Turn It On Again, and songs we don’t; Duke’s Travels / Duke’s End. John C has been working hard on getting the correct keyboard sounds (as always) and the rest of the band are learning their bits with a real passion. John W is of course just singing the same words as he does in Guide Vocal….

Guess The Song?

The second “new song” has been played before. Well a part of it has, but we have never attempted the whole ten minute epic. Want to guess what it is? Drop a comment in the comments section below.

The next shows are in Aylesbury and Liverpool respectively so an “away” game followed by a “home” game. The Aylesbury show is exciting for us as we have never played that part of the world before and we are hoping that people hear about us and come to see the show. The Liverpool show is at the world famous Cavern Club and already tickets are selling very well. We had over 200 in last time we played that venue and they are confident we will do even better this time around. Full details are in the “gigs” section here. Get your tickets for both of these shows early, to avoid disappointment!

Legends of Rock

DVD, Blu-ray & Festivals!

As you already know we shot around three and a half hours of footage for our forthcoming DVD / Blu-ray release at The Hub in Bacup, back in December. Work has already started to edit this and sync the soundboard recording of the night to the video footage shot. It’s too early to say when this will be available for sale yet but if you subscribe to our newsletter (on the right hand side) then not only will we be able to tell you about this, we will also be able to ensure you never miss a show when we are in your area. The newsletter is free and we promise not to spam you about buying sheets of double glazing etc (Webmaster: Is that something to do with helping to minimise the cold?).

2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us as we have two major tribute band festivals to play (Legends of Rock and Tribfest) as well as returning to some old haunts such as O2 Newcastle / St. Helens / Warrington and The Green Hotel in Kinross, Scotland. We have shows booked in London / Sheffield / Kettering / Rugby / Glasgow / Bury and Solihull. Again keep your eye on this website for full details.

Hope to see you at a Mama show in 2014 and remember we are only able to bring this music to you due to your support, so thanks for attending our shows and helping us celebrate the music of our favourite band.