Archive for March, 2012

The Railway, Bromley Cross – Final Call!

Scan Computers logo31st March 2012 sees Mama, the ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band, in association with Scan Computers, play their third ever gig at The Railway Live Music Venue in Bromley Cross.

If you’re seriously thinking of coming down to The Railway (and you should be!) then you need to get there early. We are expecting a big turnout! The band are on stage at 9.00pm and we’re going to have a Genesis party all night long!

Here is a video that we recorded at our recent launch show at Pacific Road Arts Centre:

The video can also be seen on the Mama YouTube Channel over on YouTube.

We’d really appreciate a share on your Facebook wall using the share buttons below. Thanks! Don’t forget, you can discuss all things Mama (or indeed any other Genesis tribute act) and all things Genesis on the Mama forum.  🙂

John W, John C, Mark, Chris, James & all the crew

Pacific Road – Turn It On Again!

Mama performed their 2012 Genesis tribute show at Pacific Road last weekend!

In case you missed it, here’s the first of many videos we have of the evening:

Scan Computers websiteIn association with Scan Computers, you can catch Mama performing the same show at The Railway in Bromley Cross, this Saturday – 31st march 2012. Get there early because this is a smaller venue and it’s going to be ram jam full of Genesis fans!

As always, please feel free to use the sharing buttons below to help spread the word about Mama. We’d really appreciate a retweet on Twitter and a share on your Facebook wall!

Mama Launch Weekend – Thanks all!

John W - Pacific Road Mama Launch GigEvening all!  (as JW would say)  🙂

As the Mama launch weeked draws to a close, we’d like to pass our thanks on to everyone who came to see our shows at Pacific Road Arts Centre in Birkenhead and Stoney Stanton Social Club in, er, Stoney Stanton! We really cannot tell you how much it means to the band to have two amazing crowds, having never played a gig before as a band. The atmosphere you lot created was truly electric!

Also, we’d like to thanks Steve & Neil from Moonshooter who promoted the Pacific Road gig and Jim and his team at Stoney Stanton who pulled an amazing attendance out of the hat. Don’t forget to keep your eye on the Ultimate Set List Live and Stoney Stanton Social Club websites for some great live events happening in your area.

The Mama Facebook page has been buzzing with feedback from lots of people and we’ve received countless emails telling us what a great time everyone had watching the band. Here’s a selection of your feedback:


“Great gig last night at Stoney Stanton – you rocked it guys!xx”

Liz (Facebook)

“Just want to congrtatulate you on a fantastic show last night in Birkenhead. You are up there with the best of them now. Loved the suprises and can’t wait to watch you again. Well done lads.”

Geoff (Facebook)

Mark - Pacific Road Launch Gig“Absolutely fantastic show tonight lads BRILLIANT !! You have obviously put a lot of hard work in because the show was FLAWLESS. The bigger venue suited your sound I thought too …..looking forward to seeing you again.”

Ste (Facebook)

“Mama, The All Era Genesis Tribute Band Review.

From the smoldering embers of Face Value, one of the best ever Genesis tribute bands has emerged.

There are no gimmicks, costumes or masks just 5 talented musicians doing what they do best….entertaining their fans.

The backbone of the band needs no introduction. John W, the authentic lead vocalist who sounds more like Phil Collins everyday, Chris O, whose guitar solos make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and the modest John C on keyboards who at times appears embarrassed to be gifted with such ability.

“And then there were 3” are joined by James, the young enthusiastic acoustic drummer who was clearly loving every second of the performance and Mark on Bass who has added a new dimension to the sound.

The “Mama” family also consists of new professional sound man, Andrew, lighting by way of the always reliable Kev and backup from Dave. Then, of course, are the devoted and loyal fans that will travel all over the country to share in the “Mama” experience.

Yesterday was their first gig in Birkenhead after months of rehearsals to integrate the new members and to learn new songs. The hard work has paid dividends with a slick show that swiftly moved from one song to another seamlessly and during the performance each band member had the opportunity to perform individually to great effect. It is unlikely that Genesis will ever reform but if they have the opportunity to see this band perform they will realise their legacy is in safe hands.

Enjoy Stoney Stanton and beyond.”

Keith (Facebook)

Chris - Pacific Road Launch Gig“Absolutely fantastic gig last night i will be seeing you again in may at the box in crewe!!”

Mark (Facebook)

“Well at least I can say ‘I was there!!’ Great great show from start to finish, sung every word of every song and had a fabulous time. You name a Genesis Live song in your dream set andf it was done! Great show boys, great sound, what a treat for those going tonight. Almost 3 hours I don’t know how you did it for a first time all that singing John.”

Jim (Facebook)

“I can’t hear anything in my monitors except someones mobile phone chirping away!”

JW (Stoney Stanton)

“Mama awesome gig. hope me and my mate jumping around like prats didn’t ruin it!”

WraggTrade (Twitter)


“Mama were excellent last night – pretty good for a debut gig!”

Rachel (Twitter)

James - Pacific Road Launch Gig“Thanks for a brill gig last night, sorry I couldn’t stick around after to say hello…”

Jeff (Twitter)

“Just wanted to thank the band for a great night at Pacific Road last night. Hope to see you again sometime soon ;^)”

Dave (Twitter)


Mama - Pacific Road Arts Centre - Launch Gig 2012

Don’t forget, you can see lots of pictures of both gigs just as fast as we can upload them to Facebook, on the Mama Facebook page. Also, there will be some video clips coming soon because we had a static camera running for most of both gigs.

We hope to see you at a Mama gig soon.  🙂

JW, JCTB, Mark, James & Chris
Kev, Andrew, Jan, Broomy & Jules

We have another gig announcement for you and this one is a cracker – Tribfest 2012, 16th to 19th August 2012!

Tribfest is the summer’s biggest tribute band music festival in East Yorkshire and probably the world. It’s now in its 6th year! The idea of Tribfest is to enable families to enjoy an affordable, fantastic, fun weekend away, meeting fellow festival friends old and new, whilst listening to some great live music performed on a stage of high quality with big screens and top sound and lighting to accompany the bands.

There will be 25 Tribute bands playing the VIP Marquee with lots of other fantastic music, comedy fun and frolics around the site. All the regular services you would find at any other major festival are provided; toilets, showers, electrical hook ups, first aid, top security and fun friendly staff.

Tribfest has already made some big waves having been nominated for 5 UK Festival Awards in 2008, 2009, 2010 2011.

We Are Playing Tribfest 2012Mama will be performing on the VIP Marquee Stage between 18:15 and 19:00 on the Saturday (18th). The set list will feature the tracks Mama, Turn It On Again, Invisible Touch, Los Endos and a few other stunning Genesis surprises.

Here is a list of some of the other acts you might like to see whilst at Tribfest 2012:

  • The Clone Roses
  • The Official Blues Brothers Tribute Show
  • Kazabian
  • Coldplace
  • The Police Academy
  • Achtung Baby
  • Guns 2 Roses
  • Mentallica
  • The Bohemians
  • Hot Red Chilli Peppers

Tickets for the entire weekend are priced at £80.00 from the Tribfest 2012 website. If you want to see the Mama performance, you will need VIP tickets, which are priced at £130.00 on the Tribfest 2012 website. However, if you buy your tickets from the Mama website (using the contact form below) then we will give you a special, limited edition Mama Tribfest 2012 T shirt to wear on the day and you only pay £100.00!

Tickets are extremely limited for this gig, so book now. No really, fill the contact form in right now and click send! Someone from Mama HQ will be in touch to finalise the transaction.

As always, feel free to discuss Tribfest 2012 on the Mama Forum along with all the other Mama gigs.  🙂