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Mama will perform their 2012 show at Moses Gate Farnworth, Saturday 8th September 2012

If you’re a regular at Moses Gate Live Music Venue in Farnworth, then you’ll know what great a great atmosphere this venue provides for the many live bands that perform there. Soon it will be our turn to hit the stage for the first time (though some of the guys in the band have performed many times at this venue in the past).

To celebrate our Moses Gate show, we’ve decided to release a new video that some of the guys in the band would have performed here in the past. It’s time for a Phil Collins number! We hope you enjoy!  🙂

 

Don’t forget to sign up to the Mama Email Newsletter for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 Android Tablet! We’ll see you all at the show on the 8th!

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TWR Online Reviews Mama Launch Show!

TWR Online logoThis review of the Mama launch show appeared in issue #79 of The Waiting Room Online yesterday. Many Too Many thanks to TWR Online and to Alan Hewitt for allowing us to reproduce it here, in full. When you’ve read it, head over to TWR Online to see the pictures. There’s a fair few!

TWR Online is the definitive Genesis web-fanzine featuring all the news, reviews, interviews and more concerning Genesis and related projects.

“Genesis Reinvented” – The debut gig by Mama at the Pacific Road Arts Centre Birkenhead 23rd March 2012. Review and photographs by Alan Hewitt.

Many of our readers were probably like me, mourning the loss of Face Value who called it a day at the end of last year. Fortunately, a new band, phoenix-like has arisen from the ashes of that band and I had the pleasure of taking in their last day of rehearsal and very first gig at the soon to be closing, Pacific Road Arts Centre one of the North West’s finest concert venues.

The rehearsal gave me every confidence that here was another band which the fans would love and one which was prepared to expand the envelope in some surprising ways! Arriving at the venue in time to catch the tail end of the sound check, the band sounded remarkably composed although they admitted in the intervening time before the show commenced to some understandable first night nerves.

These didn’t show as the band took to the stage and opened the show with the medley of or as Phil used to introduce it “pieces from our album called Duke” which incorporated Duke’s Travels/Duke’s End leading into a thunderous version of Turn It On Again, which got the crowd suitably warmed up. One thing was noticeable from the get go, the addition of new boy Mark “The Beast Of Bengal” Conroy on bass and the phenomenal drumming of James Cooper whom some of you may remember from the short-lived Moonlit Nite band, has turned an already remarkable musical unit into a fully fledged band. View full article »

Follow You Follow Me, Recorded At Pacific Road Arts Centre

Follow You Follow Me video from the Mama launch show at Pacific Road Arts Centre, 23rd March 2012

It’s definitely time for a new website update and after we ran a poll on our Facebook page, it was decided that Follow You Follow Me was the next track to post. So, here it is!

Have you got your tickets for the next Mama show? Bolton Albert Halls, 4th May 2012. Tickets are available from the Bolton Albert Halls website.

 

Please, please and pretty please, click the Facebook share button below and post it to your Facebook page. You owe it to Genesis!  🙂

New Video Release – Squonk at Pacific Road!

Mama at Pacific Road Arts Centre, 23rd March 2012 – Squonk

We will keep the words to a minimum here, save only to remind you to get your tickets for the upcoming Mama show at Bolton Albert Halls, Friday 4th May 2012. It’s going to be a scorching show!

As always, we’d love a share on your Facbook wall using the buttons below! 🙂

Mama Launch Weekend – Thanks all!

John W - Pacific Road Mama Launch GigEvening 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”

Liz (Facebook)

“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.”

Geoff (Facebook)

Mark - Pacific Road Launch Gig“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.”

Ste (Facebook)

“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.”

Keith (Facebook)

Chris - Pacific Road Launch Gig“Absolutely fantastic gig last night i will be seeing you again in may at the box in crewe!!”

Mark (Facebook)

“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.”

Jim (Facebook)

“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!”

WraggTrade (Twitter)

 

“Mama were excellent last night – pretty good for a debut gig!”

Rachel (Twitter)

James - Pacific Road Launch Gig“Thanks for a brill gig last night, sorry I couldn’t stick around after to say hello…”

Jeff (Twitter)

“Just wanted to thank the band for a great night at Pacific Road last night. Hope to see you again sometime soon ;^)”

Dave (Twitter)

 

Mama - Pacific Road Arts Centre - Launch Gig 2012

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