Archive for August, 2017

Mama at Holmfirth PicturedromeHi all!

It’s time for another website update to promote our next show at Holmfirth Picturedrome. This is a big show for us, because it’s our first one back after the Summer and it’s a rather spectacular venue!

So, want tickets for Mama on the 29th Sept 2017, at Holmfirth? Then head over to the box office and grab them while they’re still hot.

We’re pulling out all the stops to make this our greatest Genesis party yet! We’ll be performing our “all era” set list and if there was any doubt about it being an authentic all era set, be sure to read on and discover how true that really is.

Charity fund raising

As many of you knew our friend and Mama follower Dale Bellis, we thought you might like to know that Julie (our resident lighting programmer, brewer-upper, toast-maker and financial fairy) has signed up to do Chester Twighlight Walk in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. We asked Julie what exactly was involved and she told us thus: “Well, I think we just walk around Chester a bit and do some shopping?” We’re not sure if she was asking us or telling us, so we did a bit more digging and it turns out that the walk is actually from the racecourse to Chester city centre and all around the walls of the city. Apparently, it’s a 10k walk, which as Mo Farrah would agree, is no small feat.

So, if you’d like to support Julie, head over to her JustGiving page here:

We’re sure that she would welcome any donations for this worthy charity, however large or small.

Dave geeks it up

Our final story today is one of much mathematically related geekery (yes, that’s a real word because I just made it up! – AP). Put simply, you can take the man out of maths but you can’t take the maths out of the man. So despite the fact that he’s supposed to be refraining from thought related experiments, Dave has decided to statistically analyse our favourite band, Genesis (Oh no, this is not going to end well! – JW).

First up is a delightfully splendid pie chart that breaks down the Mama set list and counts the composers of each track. At least, I think that’s how he did it. Put simply, it gives you a good indication of how our “all era” tag is spread across our set list currently.

Delightful. Isn’t it? Want more? Seriously? Man, that’s insane!

Another one then. This bar graph type thingy describes exactly how our current set list spans the history of Genesis albums. In other words, it’s showing you which albums we have taken tracks from to add to our set list. Definitely an “all era” thing going on here, if you neglect Calling All Stations! Naturally, the Duke album ranks highly because we have been performing The Duke Suite for a while now (am I really doing the pundit thing on a pie chart?!?! – AP).

Okay okay, that’s enough for now. We’re going to save the final analysis charts for next time. No seriously, we don’t want to overwhelm you! Anyway, like we said, get your tickets for Holmfirth from the box office. We’re really looking forward to getting back on the stage and performing some Genesis classics for you. Don’t miss it!

Mama at Holmfirth Picturedrome

Mama at Holmfirth PicturedromeRemember us?

Hi everyone! First of all many, many thanks for all the support you have given us during the past few difficult months. For the first time we had to postpone a series of shows due to John our keyboard wizard having to be at his son Dan’s bedside after Dan was critically injured in a motor cycle accident in Australia last June. It was touch and go for a long while but we are pleased to say that Dan is slowly recovering from this ordeal and John is back home.

Updated date sheet

The shows we postponed have been re-arranged as per the updated date sheet and we are still working hard to get the ones we have not been able to do this year sometime in 2018.

A new guitarist

We also have some news about our guitarist Darren. Sadly, Darren has chosen to leave the band sometime this year due to family and work commitments. We of course wish him the very best and it has been a pleasure to have him in Mama. Thanks for all your hard work matey and good luck from all of us.

His replacement was closer to hand than we thought. Step forward Eddie Devlin! Eddie is the guitarist in the original band The Swan Chorus that Dave and John W are members of. He jumped at the chance to join Mama and is working hard to make the transition seamless. We expecting his first show to be at The Old Courts in Wigan in October and he is chomping at the bit to show you what he can do. For those who want a taste of his ability, have a look at this video on YouTube:

We will be back in the rehearsal rooms soon and are looking at some new songs to freshen up our set list. Thanks again for sticking with us. We really so appreciate it.

Regards, JW.

Mama at Holmfirth Picturedrome