Well 2017 got off to a cracking start with two very well attended shows in Chester and Liverpool. We had a fantastic time performing for you at both The Forum Theatre and The Cavern and we are in the process of booking a show back in Chester for 2018. The Cavern has already booked us for 2018 and details are now on our shows page.
Thanks to everyone who made the trip out to see us both in Chester and Liverpool on what turned out to be very cold nights! We do appreciate it very much.
On with this weeks news….
A New Drummer
We are thrilled to announce that we have found the replacement for James on the drum stool. Step forward Tim Rothwell (ex “SeYes” drummer). Tim really impressed us at auditions and we offered him the role almost at once. Thankfully he said yes and his first show is planned for the first night at New Brighton Floral Hall on Friday 3rd March 2017.
James will retake the drum stool for the “hits” set on Saturday 4th March 2017 however, which will be his final planned show with Mama. Of course it goes without saying that we wish James all the very best for the future. Mama wouldn’t have been the success it is without him. It is highly likely he may decide to join us for some double drum madness in the future….
The Lion Quays Return!
The next show for us is this Saturday (4th February 2017) at The Lion Quays Hotel & Spa complex in Oswestry. We hope you can join us there for what promises to be a fairly unique show. Why? Well, we plan on having a bit of an unplanned set list. Planning the unplanned, you might say. There’ll be chance for the audience to have their say with requests and we may or may not throw in some tracks we haven’t performed for a while.
Note: The Friday night show was cancelled a while back, so if you have tickets and you’re expecting us to be there, please contact the promoter and either get yourself a shiny refund or swap your ticket for the Saturday night show!
Free musical downloads
To whet your appetite, we took some of the recording from our last show at The Cavern in Liverpool and split it into specific tracks. First up is The Duke Suite (webmaster: I think this is the first time we’ve published a recording of The Duke Suite no?).
You can listen direct here, by clicking the play button. Or you can download the track to put on your own personal listening device and carry around with you. The first 200 downloads are free. After that’ it’s no longer available. So be quick if you want a copy!
Next up, we have Squonk. Again, this was recorded at The Cavern less than a week ago. So if you’re wondering what Mama sound like live because you’ve never seen the band, this will give you a good idea (albeit, it doesn’t do justice to the live sound on the night).
Next one? Erm, Carpet Crawl! Always a favourite with Genesis audiences and with us!
Finally, we have our signature track. Well, the track that we take our name from (webmaster: It’s not a signiture track. It’s a…?)
What else can we say? If you’re wanting to see the band this weekend, grab your tickets from Mundell Music and get yourself down on Saturday night. Hope to see some of you there!