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.
It is also a new chapter for the band as these will be James’s final Mama shows. James has been the backbone of Mama live since it’s inception and it is fair to say the amount of people he has impressed with his drumming has grown year upon year. We will of course miss James not only for his musicianship but also as a friend at shows. It is not impossible that you won’t see him pop up on occasions for a little double drumming action.
Below is a clip from our last show at The Met in Bury, namely Home By The Sea, to whet your appetite for the upcoming Mama shows.
Tim, his replacement is chomping at the bit to show people that he is abundantly qualified to take over James’s mantle and we think you will be just as impressed with Tim and you are with James.
Joining us for the Saturday night is an old friend Mark Comish on guitar. Darren will be playing on the Friday but as yet he has not had the time to fully come to grips with the “hits set”. We look forward to welcoming Mark back into the madness.
As a final word we would like to thank all the people who have comes to the shows over the last five years. We could not have become as successful without your support and it really does keep us going when “Things weren’t so easy now all uphill… and not feeling so strong.”