Mama will be performing two nights at The Floral Pavilion this weekend – Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th March 2017!
The weekend draws near… Two shows beckon… A new venue for Mama… The start of the next five years of the bands history…
Then JW stepped in and wrote a new post for us to publish right here, right now. So all that deep and meaningful stuff we had lined up to publish got thrown out of the proverbial window and left in the slush that currently adorns the grass in the front garden. Ooops!
Take it away JW!
Five years. 1,825 days. 43,800 hours. 2,628,000 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. In other words, a LONG time!
We started planning this band back in 2011 and our first show was on the Wirral at Pacific Road on 30th March 2012. Over 100 shows later we return to the Wirral for two nights of Genesis and solo songs at The Blue Room, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton this Friday and Saturday. The emphasis on Friday is on Genesis songs with the whole of the “Duke Suite” being performed. Saturday sees us concentrating on Genesis hits and solo hits from Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and Mike & The Mechanics. View full article »
OUR SHOW ON SATURDAY 3RD DEC 2016 (THE ROUNDHOUSE, BOLTON) HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO FEB 2017 DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE VENUE. WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGISE TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW AND ALSO TO THE VENUE.
Mama to perform their official Christmas show at The Roundhouse in Bolton, Saturday 3rd December 2016. Tickets on sale now!
We come to the final show of 2016 and yes, it’s our official Christmas party! What’s not to like? Saturday 3rd December 2016 will see us performing at The Roundhouse in Bolton, probably wearing Santa hats. If you like your Genesis, there will be no better place to be on this night!
Want tickets? Call the Roundhouse box office right now on 01204 528 323. View full article »
Mama to perform their 2016 tour show at The Maltings, Farnham. Plus, a lineup change and some new video from our recent show in Solihull!
Howdo fellow Genesis fanatics! We’ve got a lot to get through today, so let’s get straight in there…. First up, our next show!
You can catch the band a little more South than usual on Saturday 12th November 2016 at The Maltings in Farnham. This show has been on sale for quite a while and tickets are now starting to move quicker, so if you’re coming down, get them in advance.
You can buy tickets for the show from The Maltings website.
James calls time on his Mama duties
It’s sad we know, but James has taken the decision to spend more time with his family and working in his new job, so he’s informed us that he would like us to find a new drummer for the band. We’d like to thank James for his incredible commitment to the band, right from the word go (actually, he committed before Mama was even written down on paper in fact). James will continue to perform with the band until his final show in 2017 at The Cavern. We hope many of you will be joining us at this historic venue to say goodbye and wish him well for the future. View full article »
Mama to perform two unique shows at The Citadel in St. Helens, this coming weekend!
It’s been a busy few weeks, driving up and down motorways to perform shows in Kinross followed by Newcastle. Time for a local show we say! But, not just one local show. This time, we are bringing both our Genesis set and our hits set featuring the works of Collins, Gabriel, Mike & The Mechanics (and maybe a Hackett number), to St. Helens.
So, if you want tickets for either of these shows, grab them while they’re still on sale (because you can’t grab them when they’re no longer on sale can you?). Don’t wait until Monday. Monday is too late, mostly because the shows are on Friday and Saturday nights!
So, here’s everything you need:
Friday 7th October 2016 – Mama – Genesis set – The Citadel, St. Helens
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Mama – Collins, Gabriel, Mechanical Mike set – The Citadel, St. Helens
And with that little bit of news out there on the information superhighway, we’ve got a couple of videos to share with you. View full article »
The Cluny at Newcastle is gearing up for an evening of Genesis music, naturally supplied by Mama.
Our next two shows take place at The Cluny in Newcastle followed by The Ferry Hotel in Eastham (on The Wirral). The first show is a Genesis show and the second is a free show we are using to showcase our new “hits” set list. So if you’re in the North East, grab your tickets for our Newcastle show over on our EventBrite page. If you’re in the North West, put the 31st in your diary, get making your costume and join us By The Sea for some ghoulish entertainment.
Interview with JW
We think it’s time for another chat with John W, so we collared him at the last Mama show (The Railway in Bromley Cross). You can read the full interview below:
Webmaster: Hi John! How’s it going?
JW: Great! Well, apart from Marko having an illness that affects his balance and hearing.
Webmaster: Oh no. How does that affect him then?
JW: Well when it was really bad, at Kinross actually, he could not hear anything and was feeling sick all the time. We did think about cancelling those two shows but so many people had booked that we felt it was best to carry on with them. Fortunately Marko got through both nights and didn’t fall off the stage (laughing). He’s much better now.
Webmaster: Glad to hear that. So he’s alright now then?
JW: Yeah he’s back to his usual self. Mad as that is (laughing).
Webmaster: So how did Kinross go? That was the venue where you played the “hits set” for the first time wasn’t it?
JW: Yeah, the first night Marko was poorly and we had to drop a couple of songs we were going to play as he really didn’t feel up to it. The second night, he felt better and so we did the full hits show. It went down really really well. Much better than I expected in fact and we all really enjoyed the challenge and the novelty of playing these new songs for us. View full article »