First things first, a very happy new year to all the Mama faithful out there! We all hope you had a great holiday season and are raring to get back into the swing of things. Yeah right. 🙂
Now that we have finished our holiday break we are back in the rehearsal room this weekend to start work on two Genesis masterpieces. One you already know about, namely the final sections of the so called Duke Suite which encompasses songs we already play; Behind The Lines / Duchess / Guide Vocal / Turn It On Again, and songs we don’t; Duke’s Travels / Duke’s End. John C has been working hard on getting the correct keyboard sounds (as always) and the rest of the band are learning their bits with a real passion. John W is of course just singing the same words as he does in Guide Vocal….
Guess The Song?
The second “new song” has been played before. Well a part of it has, but we have never attempted the whole ten minute epic. Want to guess what it is? Drop a comment in the comments section below.
The next shows are in Aylesbury and Liverpool respectively so an “away” game followed by a “home” game. The Aylesbury show is exciting for us as we have never played that part of the world before and we are hoping that people hear about us and come to see the show. The Liverpool show is at the world famous Cavern Club and already tickets are selling very well. We had over 200 in last time we played that venue and they are confident we will do even better this time around. Full details are in the “gigs” section here. Get your tickets for both of these shows early, to avoid disappointment!
DVD, Blu-ray & Festivals!
As you already know we shot around three and a half hours of footage for our forthcoming DVD / Blu-ray release at The Hub in Bacup, back in December. Work has already started to edit this and sync the soundboard recording of the night to the video footage shot. It’s too early to say when this will be available for sale yet but if you subscribe to our newsletter (on the right hand side) then not only will we be able to tell you about this, we will also be able to ensure you never miss a show when we are in your area. The newsletter is free and we promise not to spam you about buying sheets of double glazing etc (Webmaster: Is that something to do with helping to minimise the cold?).
2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for us as we have two major tribute band festivals to play (Legends of Rock and Tribfest) as well as returning to some old haunts such as O2 Newcastle / St. Helens / Warrington and The Green Hotel in Kinross, Scotland. We have shows booked in London / Sheffield / Kettering / Rugby / Glasgow / Bury and Solihull. Again keep your eye on this website for full details.
Hope to see you at a Mama show in 2014 and remember we are only able to bring this music to you due to your support, so thanks for attending our shows and helping us celebrate the music of our favourite band.