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Latest Interview With John W!

John Wilkinson - Mama Genesis Tribute BandMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band interviews John W

Well so much has gone on in the past eleven months that we thought it was high time to drag another interview from John W. Here he discusses the change in venues that the band are currently appearing at and the complexities of putting on a Mama show and making a film!

Don’t forget, Saturday night (26th April) the band will be performing at the O2 Academy, Sheffield. You can buy tickets from the O2 Academy website. On with the interview….

Mama Website: Hi John!

John W: Hello there.

MW: So what’s been happening in the time since we last interviewed you?

JW: An awful lot (laughs)! I suppose the first thing to tell you about is the upcoming live DVD / Blu-ray Disc. As most folk know we put on a special free show for the fans who have supported us over the past two years as a sort of thank you to them all. We took the decision to make a DVD of the show and release it, as we keep getting asked at our gigs why we don’t have DVD’s or CD’s for sale.

MW: And why don’t you have DVD’s or CD’s for sale then?

JW: Good question. The main reason is that we wanted to ensure that the standard of playing was up to it and I know that we are now playing these songs better than ever. It is an obvious thing to say but the more you play together as a band the tighter and better you get. Also another thing was that we wanted the lights sorting out before we tried to film a show and thanks to Dave and Jules input, we now have a great light show.

MW: Yeah I remember you saying about that the last time we spoke. Was that a challenge then?

JW: You would have to ask Dave and Jules for that because they put all the work in. No seriously, Dave rigged all the lights, designed the way it would look and then programmed the scenes for each song into the computer. Jules then had to learn all about setting up lights at shows and how to work the computer at shows. Both of them have done superbly well in my opinion.

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Legends of Rock & Fisher Theatre, Bungay

Legends of RockMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band to perform at Legends of Rock and Fisher Theatre (Bungay) this weekend!

Okay we’ve now recovered from our weekend away to Stoney Stanton. Thanks to everyone who made the trip to see us. It was much appreciated.

Onwards and upwards, this weekend is a big one. First we have our slot at Legends of Rock in Great Yarmouth. The band will be on stage at approximately 2.50pm until 4.00pm on Friday. We think the event is pretty much sold out now, but if you’re desperate for tickets, we would suggest you head over to the Legends of Rock website and see if you can sweet talk them into selling you some.

Fisher Theatre, Bungay

On Saturday, we return to the fabulous Fisher Theatre in the sleepy village of Bungay, which is a great place to relax after a rock festival like Legends of Rock. We’ll be running our newly upgraded light show at this gig so expect to be dazzled quite literally. You can buy tickets for the Fisher Theatre show from their website.

Digital Streaming & Distribution of Mama Content

We’ve got a new desk recording to share with you. This is Mama, performing Mama at a Mama show in Grimsby a couple of weeks ago. You can listen to it on SoundCloud:

You can also listen to it on BandCamp:

The BandCamp player should in theory allow you to download the track so that you can put it on your iPod, iPhone or other digital device and listen to it whenever you like. We’re still experimenting with some digital streaming and distribution systems.

We hope to see some of you at Fisher Theatre this weekend coming and thanks for listening to our latest desk recordings. Feel free to leave a comment below and if you’re not already, please subscribe to our email newsletter on the right hand side so that we can let you know when we are performing a show in your area.