Our first visit to Morecambe proved to be a success! We had a great time at Alhambra Live, rocking with the audience to Genesis. Photos below, courtesy of Paul Geddes:
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Everyone here at Mama HQ would like to thank all of you who have attended our Next Domino Tour shows so far this year. The audience reaction has been overwhelming and we are really enjoying playing our version of the same set Genesis played on their Last Domino Tour.
We have been recording some of our shows with an aim of putting together a live album for release later this year. We do have a live EP available on our merchandise desk, along with T-shirts and various CDs, but no album featuring the current line-up of Mama.
Currently I am mixing tracks from our recent show at The Met in Bury and I have just finished a mix for our version of Home By The Sea. We are releasing this with a video as a taster of what will be on our live album. Check out the video here and let us know what you think by dropping your comments below. You can also message us via our website or on our Facebook page. We hope you like the video and look forward to hearing from you.
Here’s all the latest photos from our Holmfirth Picturedrome 2022 show, taken by our very own photo wizard, Dave Broome.
The bands most recent show took place at Colne Muni, in Colne. Our in-house photo wizard, Dave Broome was there to catch the action!
No prizes for the funniest caption unfortunately, but you’re more than welcome to post such captions in the comments section below.
All photos by Dave Broome.
Hello everyone! Dave (bass) from Mama here.
As we pass the one year anniversary of the UK first going into lockdown, we here at Mama HQ thought we should bring you up to speed with all things relating to the band. Our last live performance was at The Core Theatre in Solihull and we never dreamed that it would be over a year before we would all get together again.
Like most people the start of being in lockdown was a novelty. It was perfect for doing all those jobs around the house you had been meaning to do. Alternatively, listening to all those albums you hadn’t played in ages. However, eventually the attraction of Zoom meetings wears off and our natural instincts began to kick in. We needed to do something musical.
Our current gig list
All our shows for 2020 and the start of 2021 were postponed and we have been trying hard to re-arrange them for late 2021 or 2022. Some shows we moved forward a year and we have had to move them again, so our gig sheet has been flexible to say the least. We decided this was a good time to review the set list and we have been individually rehearsing several new Genesis numbers to add to the set.
One of the big disappointments for us was that we did not have an opportunity to play live any of the songs from the album we released in January 2020. “Worlds of Yesterday” was released by Mama under the name Moonshot and we had hoped to slip into our set the odd song from the album. We will probably play some of those songs when we get back on the road.
Speaking of being back playing live, all being well our first show should be on the 21st August 2021 at Alhambra Live in Morecombe – we can’t wait to be back on stage! Tickets here.
See our latest gig list here.
As well as rehearsing new, old and very old Genesis songs at home, we have been writing some new original music which may see the light of day as another Moonshot album. John Wilkinson, John Comish and myself have been working together remotely on some new Moonshot songs and when we can eventually meet up we will set about recording them for a possible release.
Onwards & upwards!
The band and crew are really looking forward to meeting up with you all at our shows later this year and next year. We are aiming to return to some of our favourite venues including The Atkinson in Southport, Heswell Hall on the Wirral, The Floral Pavillion in New Brighton and The Green Room in Kinross amongst others. In the meantime I need to get back to those albums I haven’t heard in a while. Now, where did I put my vinyl copy of “Smallcreep’s Day”?