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2015 Shows Coming Up at Chester and Liverpool!

Buy tickets to see Mama perform An Evening of Genesis Music at The Forum Theatre, ChesterAn Evening of Genesis Music at The Forum Theatre in Chester and The Cavern in Liverpool coming right up!

Hello everyone and first of all, a very happy new year!

Now that the Christmas fairy dust has settled and you’ve all had time to recover, we thought we’d update our website with news of the next two shows coming your way. That is, if you’re currently in the north west.

Chester Zoo, Romans & Genesis!

The first is at a venue we have not visited before namely, The Forum Theatre in Chester on Saturday 24th January. This is a small theatre and most of the tickets have been sold but if you are quick there is still a chance to catch us at our first 2015 show. You can book tickets online on the venue website here or by clicking the lovely ad on the right hand side. No seriously, click it now! It works. Honest!

Liverpool at the World Famous Cavern Club!

Our second show of 2015 is a welcome return to the The Cavern in Liverpool on Friday 30th January. We always do very well at this venue and again tickets are flying out of the box office. To get yours, head over to The Cavern website. You will also be able to buy tickets for the show on the night, assuming there are some left.

Mama at The Cavern, Liverpool. Friday 30th January 2015

The Set List Doth Morph

In other news, we’ve been busy in the rehearsal room changing and adding to our set list for 2015 with some Genesis classics making a first appearance for us. If you follow us on Twitter (see the box to the right), you may have seen some photos we posted a couple of weeks ago from rehearsals and on our Facebook page, we may even have posted a couple of videos. Work has also restarted on the rest of the Duke Suite, which we hope to bring you very soon. The band have been working very hard on these ‘new’ songs and we really hope you like them when they get their 2015 airing.

We really hope to catch you at one of the two shows above (or both if you’re feeling saucy?) and please do come up and say hello won’t you?

The Who - MEN ArenaThe Who – Quadrophenia – MEN Arena, Manchester, 23rd June 2013

I’ll be honest. I’m not used to writing reviews. In fact, aside from the odd Amazon review or gear review on a technology website that I’ve just bought something from, I’ve never written one in my life. So this review of last nights show at MEN Arena in Manchester is unique for now. It’s even more unique because I write it not as a fan of The Who but as a live music fan that took a chance to see The Who for the first time ever, when the opportunity came along. This gig was certainly an experience!

So, where to start? My knowledge of The Who is largely restricted to a few of their songs that I have personally performed in bands over the years (thanks to Paul for the musical education – he knows who he is). Notably, these were Pinball Wizard, My Generation and The Seeker. I also know the names of the members because each is pretty infamous in their own right and obviously they have a detailed and well documented historical contribution to rock & roll history. I further have a vague recollection that The Who had something to do with Mods, Rockers, Tommy, Quadrophenia and the latter two were films. I haven’t seen either of them.

The Who - MEN ArenaWith all of the above in mind, I’ll start with the obvious. This gig was The Who (basically Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey) with a bunch of cracking musicians performing the whole of the Quadrophenia album from start to finish, with an encore of other notable Who classics. I paid £70.00 for the ticket and because I booked some special seats that meant I had to be a member of The Who fanclub, I ended up paying £90.00 in total. It’s a high price but one that I felt was justified because I figured everyone should see ‘the greatest rock & roll band in the world’ at least once in their life. Apparently, the show started with some kind of instrumental track but I’ve no idea what that was like because we were late due to a number of our party finishing their drinks in the Hard Rock Cafe outside the venue. Oops! From there on though, things rocked!

I’m dividing my time between writing and checking out the Wikipedia article for Quadrophenia, mainly so I get the song titles right. I notice that the article starts with this little ditty:

“The name is a variation on the popular usage of the medical diagnostic term schizophrenia as dissociative identity disorder, to reflect the four distinct personalities of Jimmy, the opera’s protagonist”

So it seems we are well into the world of prog here! I never thought of The Who as a prog band. I thought they were pure rock. Standout tracks for me – Quadrophenia itself. Then I also realised I knew I’m One. I just didn’t know it was a Who song. So really enjoyed that track. Is It In My Head was another most enjoyable track. Sea and Sand was great to watch. The light and shade really came through with a huge PA system and from our vantage point half way up the stand, we could watch the whole venue bounce when the band lit up some of the heavier rock sections of the album. I find the individual tracks difficult to separate from the entire work. In fact, as I don’t own the album I’m sat here now playing the demo sections on iTunes in order to link song titles with the songs I remember on the night. View full article »

2012 A Year In Review

Christmas? A Birthday? Or both?

It’s Christmas and the band is officially turning one year old! A mere year has gone by and we’ve racked up a steady 16 gigs in 10 counties, selling over 1,800 tickets. We’ve released 17 different videos on our Vimeo Channel and had 144 excellent comments on our website. We’ve picked up 1,300 likes on our Facebook page and our discussion forum has seen people discussing the band and Genesis themselves all year round. On Twitter we’ve had an excellent run, gaining over 1,000 followers from all over the world. In short, 2012 was a great year for the band thanks to you.

2013 beckons for Genesis fans everywhere

If 2012 was the year that the band was put together and built into a full show, 2013 is going to be the year we build our audiences and bring the show to new people. We’ve made significant investments in our sound equipment, our videos, merchandise lines, our promotion and of course put in a lot of work to perfect our set list over 2012, which we will be adding to for 2013. We also intend on building our light show to compliment the bands performance for 2013 and we have several new Genesis pieces in the pipeline to refresh the setlist. So, exciting times ahead! View full article »

Beaverwood Club Cancelled. Riga Club Added!

Beaverwood Club show cancelled!

Unfortunately, we have had one of our shows cancelled. The Beaverwood Club in Chislehurst, Kent has had to cancel our show on Sunday 7th October 2012 due to a double booking with a private party.

If you have already bought tickets for this show then you need to contact the promoter to get a refund. This show was not organised by Mama so unfortunately we cannot do anything about it. If you were planning on attending this show, might we suggest you check out our show the night before at The Boom Boom Club, just up the road in Sutton? The Boom Boom Club always has a great atmosphere and you’ll not be dissappointed!

We will be working with The Beaverwood to put a new show in the diary for this venue, next year.

Riga Live Music Club

Riga Live Music Club booked!

On the upside, we now have a new show organised for you. This one will be on the same date (Sunday 7th October 2012) at The Riga Live Music Club in Westcliff-on-Sea. So if you’re in the area, please feel free to buy some tickets and come along to see the band. We’d love to have you along for the ride. Tickets for this show are priced at £6.00 advance and £8.00 on the door. You can buy tickets from The Riga Live Music Club website.

Riga Club
228 London Road
Westcliff-on-Sea
Essex
SS0 9JB

106.9 WHCR FM Radio logoMama featured on 106.9 WHCR Radio!

That’s right! Straight after the band came off stage at Tribfest, a rather excitable Andy Fea came bounding over to see us and wanted to do a short interview for the station. Andy is a Genesis fan – no surprises there! He thrust his microphone out and began telling us all about how much he enjoyed seeing the band on stage. We don’t think John was sure what to make of it until introductions were made and the interview got underway.

106.9 WHCR Radio, based in Hull, have kindly allowed us to use the interview on our website. You can listen to it in full here:

So remember, if you’re in Hull then tune into 106.9 WHCR FM and catch Andy Fea. He’ll be sure to tell you if there is anything Genesis related happening in the local area. In fact, why not wait until he’s on-air and then phone the station to tell him that you’re also a Genesis fan! I’m sure he’d love to hear from you.  🙂

Has Twitter gone mad?

In other news, we’ve noticed a serious surge in our followers on Twitter. We’re not exactly sure why these things occur but it’s all good. So if you’re not on Twitter, have a look at our Twitter Feed, join up and enter the party why don’t you?

As always, feel free to give us a shoutout on Facebook using the sharing tools below. Thanks!  🙂

Hello To Our New Subscribers!

Mama, the UKs ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band, would like to say a quick hello and give you the latest news from the world of Mama & Genesis!

Hello everyone! It’s not often we post to our website without having a new show to announce or a new video to share with you all. I guess we will have to look in the Mama vault for a new video. More on that later.

Google Android Nexus 7 tabletBig, big thanks!

Right now, we’d like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has signed up to our email newsletter. You’re really helping us to progress the Mama project in a BIG way! So thank you! If you haven’t already joined our email newsletter, you should do so right now! You can find all the details of our free prize draw for a Google Android Nexus 7 tablet on the newsletter page or you can sign up on the right hand side of this page.

Enter Mark…

More news…. Mark Comish has agreed to join Mama and share the role of guitarist. Mark brings a wealth of musical experience with him and is relishing the opportunity to play some great Genesis tracks, having been a lifelong fan (of Genesis, not Mama!). What’s more, Mark also brings some quality skills to Mama HQ in the form of his graphic design and graphic art skills. You can see some of his early Mama works on our Facebook Page. You can read Mark’s biog and you can also check out his MkCo Photo Design website.

The River Rooms, BirminghamNext gig, River Rooms!

Don’t forget, the next Mama show will be at The River Rooms, Stourbridge. You can find all our shows on the gigs page. If you’re coming to River Rooms, be sure to register your interest on the River Rooms Facebook event!

You can see the original River Rooms gig announcement on this website here.

Video time!

So now, it’s got to be time to watch another Mama video release hasn’t it? This one is dedicated to Jim R who made the journey out to The Diamond in Sutton-in-Ashfield to see the band and also to @WraggTrade for making the journey to the same show from Cambridge. Thanks guys! Your support is much appreciated.  🙂

So without further ado, here’s Mama performing No Son Of Mine from that very show – The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield:

 

No Son Of Mine – The Diamond from Mama Genesis on Vimeo.

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