An evening of Genesis music with Mama, comes to The Brookside Theatre, Romford!
Hello all! It’s Sunday night which means we’ve just about recovered from our show at The Cavern this weekend. What a show it was! We broke records with a sellout crowd which along with our first show of 2015 in Chester the week before, gives us a great start to 2015. Thanks to everyone who came to see us at these shows. Spending your hard earned money on our show is really appreciated and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
So what’s next for Mama? Well, we will be visiting Essex. Specifically, on Saturday 21st February, we’ll be at The Brookside Theatre in Romford. This is a first visit to the venue for us, so we are hoping to capitalise on our recent numbers and pull a good crowd, so that we can visit again in 2016. If you’re in the area, tell us you already got your tickets?
Quiet Man Dave Speaks Out!
We thought he would quietly sit back and be content playing his bass but oh no, after Chester and Liverpool, he’s dying to have his say on our website! So without further ado, I’ll hand you over. This is bass man Jones, telling it his way:
It’s been almost six months since I joined the band and I have had such a fantastic time. From my first gig in Blackburn I have been knocked out by the reaction from the audience to our performances. This, combined with selling out our first two shows of 2015, shows that there is a huge desire out there for quality live music and there is no doubt that the music of Genesis is of the very highest quality.
I am often asked which is my favourite piece to play live? The honest answer is that it changes with every gig. From the Morse code-like bass line of Land of Confusion to the hypnotic riff of Carpet Crawlers, from the complex intricate patterns of In The Cage to the laid back groove of Misunderstanding – it’s all good stuff!
Other questions I have been asked include….
Why do you play the bass with your thumb? Over the years I have used a plectrum, I have used my fingers and more recently my thumb, like Sting who favoured that technique. I tend to vary the way I play depending on which Genesis song it is and how bad the blister is on my thumb!
Which strings do you use? Roundwound Rotosound longscale steel bass strings – worth every penny.
Four string or five string? I have a five string bass but tend not to use it. I can get all the sounds I need with the four string combined with the bass pedals. But I am on the lookout for a double neck!
Favourite bass players? Too many to list but any list would include Mike Rutherford (obviously!), Chris Squire, Paul McCartney, Geddy Lee, Jaco Pastorius, Scott LaFaro, Stanley Clarke, Carol Kaye, Geezer Butler and James Jamerson.
The band was ecstatic after our Cavern Club gig and now we are looking forward to a trip to The Brookside Theatre, Romford in Essex on Saturday, 21st February. A week later and we are in Bolton at the Roundhouse where we are hoping to introduce even more ‘new’ pieces into our set. If you have been to our Facebook page you will have seen mobile phone footage of our recent rehearsals so you’ll know which songs I am referring to!
Prefer to watch this video on YouTube? Go HERE.
We think our show is of great quality and if the feedback on our Facebook page is anything to go by, so do you! However to make it work, we have to sell as many tickets as possible. This means we need to spread the word as far and as fast as possible, to all Genesis and live music fans. Can I urge you to get in touch if you can help promote the band’s gigs?
I’m really looking forward to all our concerts in 2015 and if you come along to watch please have a word after the show. We enjoying discussing all things Genesis with you. We are fans of the music just as you are and our aim is to keep this music alive.
Dave – the new boy!
That just about wraps up our latest news. We’ve still got some more video to post from our Chester show. Just haven’t yet had chance to sift through it all to look for the best bits. Maybe tomorrow eh? In the meantime, head over to The Brookside Theatre website and grab your tickets for an evening of Genesis music on Saturday 21st February. We’ll do our very best to make it worth your while. 🙂