Evening all! (as JW would say) 🙂
As the Mama launch weeked draws to a close, we’d like to pass our thanks on to everyone who came to see our shows at Pacific Road Arts Centre in Birkenhead and Stoney Stanton Social Club in, er, Stoney Stanton! We really cannot tell you how much it means to the band to have two amazing crowds, having never played a gig before as a band. The atmosphere you lot created was truly electric!
Also, we’d like to thanks Steve & Neil from Moonshooter who promoted the Pacific Road gig and Jim and his team at Stoney Stanton who pulled an amazing attendance out of the hat. Don’t forget to keep your eye on the Ultimate Set List Live and Stoney Stanton Social Club websites for some great live events happening in your area.
The Mama Facebook page has been buzzing with feedback from lots of people and we’ve received countless emails telling us what a great time everyone had watching the band. Here’s a selection of your feedback:
“Great gig last night at Stoney Stanton – you rocked it guys!xx”
“Just want to congrtatulate you on a fantastic show last night in Birkenhead. You are up there with the best of them now. Loved the suprises and can’t wait to watch you again. Well done lads.”
“Absolutely fantastic show tonight lads BRILLIANT !! You have obviously put a lot of hard work in because the show was FLAWLESS. The bigger venue suited your sound I thought too …..looking forward to seeing you again.”
“Mama, The All Era Genesis Tribute Band Review.
From the smoldering embers of Face Value, one of the best ever Genesis tribute bands has emerged.
There are no gimmicks, costumes or masks just 5 talented musicians doing what they do best….entertaining their fans.
The backbone of the band needs no introduction. John W, the authentic lead vocalist who sounds more like Phil Collins everyday, Chris O, whose guitar solos make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end and the modest John C on keyboards who at times appears embarrassed to be gifted with such ability.
“And then there were 3” are joined by James, the young enthusiastic acoustic drummer who was clearly loving every second of the performance and Mark on Bass who has added a new dimension to the sound.
The “Mama” family also consists of new professional sound man, Andrew, lighting by way of the always reliable Kev and backup from Dave. Then, of course, are the devoted and loyal fans that will travel all over the country to share in the “Mama” experience.
Yesterday was their first gig in Birkenhead after months of rehearsals to integrate the new members and to learn new songs. The hard work has paid dividends with a slick show that swiftly moved from one song to another seamlessly and during the performance each band member had the opportunity to perform individually to great effect. It is unlikely that Genesis will ever reform but if they have the opportunity to see this band perform they will realise their legacy is in safe hands.
Enjoy Stoney Stanton and beyond.”
“Well at least I can say ‘I was there!!’ Great great show from start to finish, sung every word of every song and had a fabulous time. You name a Genesis Live song in your dream set andf it was done! Great show boys, great sound, what a treat for those going tonight. Almost 3 hours I don’t know how you did it for a first time all that singing John.”
“I can’t hear anything in my monitors except someones mobile phone chirping away!”
JW (Stoney Stanton)
“Mama awesome gig. hope me and my mate jumping around like prats didn’t ruin it!”
“Mama were excellent last night – pretty good for a debut gig!”
“Just wanted to thank the band for a great night at Pacific Road last night. Hope to see you again sometime soon ;^)”
Don’t forget, you can see lots of pictures of both gigs just as fast as we can upload them to Facebook, on the Mama Facebook page. Also, there will be some video clips coming soon because we had a static camera running for most of both gigs.
We hope to see you at a Mama gig soon. 🙂JW, JCTB, Mark, James & Chris Kev, Andrew, Jan, Broomy & Jules