Welcome!

MAMA plays the music of British supergroup Genesis and some pieces by former members. The band is based in the UK and currently plays 20-25 shows a year at venues across the country.

Four of the five band members are based in the North West England area. We are led by front man and lead vocalist John Wilkinson, highly acclaimed for his ability to deliver on the Phil Collins vocal sound of Genesis with power, passion and total precision. On keyboards, the band benefits from the technical wizardry of John Comish. Stunning guitars are provided by Darren Dean, backed up with the rock solid technical playing of Tim Rothwell on drums and David Jones on bass.

 

What People Say About Mama

“Your band is utterly amazing. I’d watch you every week if I could!”
Gareth Hughes

“You guys have nailed it!!!! Great job. Shivers down the spine. Brilliant!”
Ian Doherty

“…….Absolutely brilliant and one of the reasons why MAMA are THE best Genesis tribute band in the country. And that’s saying something because there are some brilliant ones on the circuit”
Keith Brian

“Had a great night watching Mama at the Chesterfield Winding Wheel. I saw Genesis at Roundhay Park in Leeds in 1986 they were absolutely fantastic. I closed my eyes last night and I was back there. Well done Guys! Xx :)”
Diane Rudge

“You guys were ace last night, great balance of material, the unexpected inclusion of Dodo/Lurker in particular gave a real “Three Sides Live” vibe! Ever want a loan of my ARP Pro Soloist, just ask lol”
Neil Boughey

“I’m not a massive genesis fan cos I don’t know enough of it, but I do know brilliant musicianship when I hear it, hats off to you boys, credit where it’s due. Well done!”

Kevin McGuire

“Great night, almost took me back to Slough College in the early seventies when I paid 50p to see Genesis as a support band ! Amazing how you sound both like Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins.”
Wendy Hicky

“I saw what can only be described as the best Genesis tribute Band “Mama” last night in Chesterfield, who were outstanding. The lead singer and drummer were just brilliant. Well done to everyone in the band for the excellent evening.”
Steve Bunting

“(Duke’s Travels) Great stuff guys – especially the keys!”
Jon Novice

“Another Fantastic night,thanks every one.xxx I can’t stop singing (in my head)…Dancing With The Moonlit Knight….lol”
Fay Owen

“After seeing Genesis 32 times over the years I was very pleased and surprised how these guys sound. Great selection of songs really great to hear spectral mornings. Go and see them you won’t be disappointed”
John Colley

“Brilliant gig! Please come back to Bridgnorth very soon! Will help carry the gear up K2 if necessary!!”
Kerry Bear Edwards

“Glad you guys made the effort to get your gear up to the Theatre on the Steps Bridgnorth last night – a quirky place but what an absolutely fantastic atmosphere. The way you guys reproduce the sound of Genesis live is magic. Better than the River rooms last year. Hope you come back here.”
Dave Mullett

“Simply outstanding night at the Rose Club. …..Thank you so very much for a night to remember. Venue is great and the quality of the music and performances was sensational. Hope this is the first of many Prog Rock celebrations in Hindley.”
Peter Harmer

“I just want to thank you all for a great show last night. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when you did Duchess. It was spot on! Loved it!”
Eric Perry

“FANTASTIC BAND!!!!! EVERYONE GO SEE THEM!! COULDN’T GET CLOSER TO THE REAL GENESIS IF YOU TRIED!!! AND THAT’S FROM A HARDENED GENESIS FAN!!!!!! XXX”
Valerie Corser

Performing all eras of Genesis and related solo works, Mama is a UK based Genesis tribute band

As you’ve probably noticed, Mama is an ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band. To this end, we perform pieces from every era of Genesis from the early Peter Gabriel Genesis albums, right through the Phil Collins era in the 70’s and 80’s and up to the final Genesis studio album, We Can’t Dance.

There is also some consideration for music by Mike & The Mechanics and some solo works by Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins.

Below is a list of the current tracks that Mama could perform at their live shows:

  • Abacab
  • All I Need Is A Miracle
  • Domino
  • Dukes Medley
  • Follow You Follow Me
  • I Know What I Like
  • In The Air Tonight
  • In The Cage Medley
  • Invisible Touch
  • Jesus He Knows Me
  • Land Of Confusion
  • Los Endos
  • Mama
  • Many Too Many
  • Misunderstanding
  • No Son Of Mine
  • Ripples
  • Solsbury Hill
  • Spectral Mornings
  • Squonk
  • The Carpet Crawlers
  • The Musical Box
  • Throwing It All Away
  • Tonight Tonight Tonight
  • Turn It On Again

The list is always being added to and please bear in mind that Mama will also be keeping some surprises back, at least at the beginning of a new set list. If you would like to discuss song selection and make a ‘wish list’ by all means engage the band on the Mama forum.  🙂

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“top drawer but im biased,i love genesis,your note for note,chord for chord,you guys are amazing seen you twice this year at ukranian centre and moses gate,tell us when your back in bolton please..barrie,ps cheers”
Barrie Brunsden

“very good performance keep it up guys sends shivers down my spine and a tear in my eye it’s such a sad song”
chrisgoog58

“Great performance last night in Kinross, was a night I won’t forget ,cheers”
Jim Thomson

“Sat Night in Kinross. Great gig and rekindled my love for Genesis. A great bunch of talented musicans who clearly work very hard at what they do.”
Alex Hamilton

“well what more can i say but thanks to the band for one hell of a night im so glad i came iv followed phil collins and genesis for 31 years and omg they would be so proud to have you keeping the flame going first class all night .And iv lost my voice we are already sorting out another date . from the first song i knew you where good …. well played lads………”
Mark Livock

“It was great seeing Mama in 2012. All three times were outstanding. At the final time this year at the Ukrainian club you featured “Fading Lights” (In part) I really look forward to the new material. When you go into Winter rehearsals could you look at “Duchess” Its probably one of the best Collins’ era songs… And she dreamed that every time that she performed Everyone would cry for more, That all she had to do was step into the light, And everyone would start to roar.”
Eric Perry

“Thank you for an excellent gig. You truly wowed me, you were note perfect and Johns vocals and the lead guitarist were ace!!”
Helen Pomfret

“Fantastic performance at Skipton last night. I’ve been waiting for a Genesis tribute band for years and Mama were superb. I love the early material and In the Cage was exhilarating stuff!”
Ian Grant

“@Mama_Genesis a real ‘hairs on the back of the neck’ moment. Fantastic performance. Saw Duke tour 33 years ago and you’ve done them proud”
Michael Jones (@sandfordecho)