Archive for September, 2012

Mama - Genesis - Manc Floyd - Pink Floyd - StillMarillion - MarillionMama, the UKs ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band today announce a huge gig for 2013 at The Rose Club (formerly Monaco Ballroom) in Hindley, Wigan!

It seems in the short nine months that the band have been performing, we’ve been inundated with requests to put a show in the Wigan area. So here it is… Saturday 30th March 2013 – that’s Easter Weekend!

Prog Rock Celebration, featuring the best of British Progressive Rock music!

We’ve teamed up with Ampro Promotions to bring you this great show which will feature Mama, Manc Floyd and Scotlands Stillmarillion. The show will be a fitting way to celebrate our first year anniversary, having met some great new friends on our travels. You’ll get three bands each doing a one and a half hour set of the best prog rock pieces the world has seen, totalling four and a half hours of live music entertainment! What more could anyone ask for?

Tickets are now on sale for this event on the EventBrite website. They are £20.00 for a standard ticket or £30.00 for a VIP ticket. The VIP tickets will include a limited edition event T-shirt and other surprises on the night. Standard tickets will also be available on the door priced £27.00.

Closer to the show date, we will be sorting out an exclusive offer with a local hotel to enable everyone to get quality board and lodgings. This means you can get a train into Wigan from anywhere in the UK, stop over and generally have a blast hanging out with a great crowd! More info on that when we have it.

Please help us promote the show by sharing this post on Facebook and Twitter using the share buttons below. The more we get into the venue, the better the atmosphere and the greater the show will be!  🙂

Bit of fun – how many Genesis / Floyd / Marillion images can you spot below?

Prog Rock Celebration Show

Thanks to MkCoPhoto Design for this amazing image!  🙂

Mama Lineup Change Announcement

It is with regret we announce that Chris O’Connell has decided to leave Mama. Chris wishes to devote more time to his own music which would be very hard to do at the same time as keeping on top of all the material required for Mama. Needless to say, all of us wish Chris well in this new endeavour. Thanks Chris for being in at the start of Mama and helping to get us on the road so to speak.

Fortunately for us, his replacement is already within our ranks. Mark Comish will take over the remaining gigs for this year. If you saw Mark either at The Box in Crewe, Tribfest or The Moses Gate earlier this year, you will realise how lucky we are to have such a great guitar player in our ranks. We are looking for a dep to work alongside Mark in his role as guitarist for Mama and we have already had considerable interest.

If you are interested in applying for the dep role within the band, please send us your details through the Mama website contact page.

Roll on Boom Boom Club!  🙂

Finally it happened! Someone in the modern age of music realised that what Genesis, Yes, Floyd and all those other great guys did years ago is worthy of recognition!

It’s a shame this awards ceremony wasn’t on TV because I think everyone reading this post would probably have watched it live. But for those who haven’t heard, here’s the highlights….

2012 Prog Rock AwardsAwards for prog greats!

Here’s the full lineup on award winners:


New Blood: TesseracT
Live Event: Anathema
Grand Design: Pink Floyd’s Immersion Reissues
Anthem: Squackett’s A Life Within A Day
Album Of The Year: Rush’s Clockwork Angels
Visionary: Peter Hammill
Lifetime Achievement: Genesis
Virtuoso: Carl Palmer
Guiding Light: Steven Wilson
Prog God: Rick Wakeman


You can find the full story on the BBC News website or Prog Rock Magazine website. Also, we found this little roundup filmed on the BBC:

If you fancy joining us tomorrow night for a Genesis Lifetime Achievement party (theirs, not ours obviously!) then get yourself down to Moses Gate in Farnworth, Bolton. We’ll be performing our 2012 show and by the sounds of it, the venue is going to be pretty packed out so get there early!

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