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Mama Genesis at The Floral Pavilion New BrightonMama will be performing two nights at The Floral Pavilion this weekend – Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th March 2017!

The weekend draws near… Two shows beckon… A new venue for Mama… The start of the next five years of the bands history…

Then JW stepped in and wrote a new post for us to publish right here, right now. So all that deep and meaningful stuff we had lined up to publish got thrown out of the proverbial window and left in the slush that currently adorns the grass in the front garden. Ooops!

Take it away JW!

Five years. 1,825 days. 43,800 hours. 2,628,000 minutes. 31,536,000 seconds. In other words, a LONG time!

We started planning this band back in 2011 and our first show was on the Wirral at Pacific Road on 30th March 2012. Over 100 shows later we return to the Wirral for two nights of Genesis and solo songs at The Blue Room, Floral Pavilion, New Brighton this Friday and Saturday. The emphasis on Friday is on Genesis songs with the whole of the “Duke Suite” being performed. Saturday sees us concentrating on Genesis hits and solo hits from Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and Mike & The Mechanics. View full article »

The Roundhouse, Bolton. Sat 3rd Dec 2016!

Mama at The Roundhouse in Bolton Saturday 3rd December 2016OUR SHOW ON SATURDAY 3RD DEC 2016 (THE ROUNDHOUSE, BOLTON) HAS NOW BEEN MOVED TO FEB 2017 DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. REFUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE VENUE. WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGISE TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TICKETS FOR THIS SHOW AND ALSO TO THE VENUE.

Mama to perform their official Christmas show at The Roundhouse in Bolton, Saturday 3rd December 2016. Tickets on sale now!

We come to the final show of 2016 and yes, it’s our official Christmas party! What’s not to like? Saturday 3rd December 2016 will see us performing at The Roundhouse in Bolton, probably wearing Santa hats. If you like your Genesis, there will be no better place to be on this night!

Want tickets? Call the Roundhouse box office right now on 01204 528 323. View full article »

Marko - Guitars, Mama Genesis TributeMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band seeks new guitarist!

Thanks to everyone who came to see us on the main stage at Tribfest 2014. Also thanks to everyone for making the trip up to Newcastle for our last show. Both shows were great by our reckoning and we hope you all enjoyed our take on Genesis. We’ll have some photos from Tribfest 2014 to show you soon. In the meantime, we have news….

Mama Needs You!

Today we a saddened to announce that our friend and Mama guitarist Marko has had to give notice that he is to leave the band after our show at The Met in Bury, November. Like all of us Marko loves the music of Genesis and loves his involvement with all things Mama, but has struggled for some time to dedicate the amount of time required to our project. As he says himself:

“I can echo Dave Perry’s words in saying that Mama is the best band I’ve ever been in and am ever likely to be in. People ask me if I struggle with the fact that I live over 250 miles away from the bands’ base in the North West and the honest answer has always been that the driving rarely bothers me at all. It’s more than worth it to be involved with such great music and such an amazing group of talented people, people who have become my best friends in the world over the past few years.”

“But for me there’s always been a ‘double whammy’ of large distances to travel and longer hours away from home than the rest of the band. Most of my income comes from being self employed as a photographer and this means working when the work’s available, not just Monday to Friday. This has often meant having to refuse photography work when it clashed with a gig.”

“We earn a little money from the band but not enough to match what I lose from missing photographic / employed work and with a young family to support, it’s time to focus on this. I will certainly ‘dep’ for the new guy occasionally if asked and will be straight back again if I ever win the lottery! I think whoever gets the position of the new guitarist will be one of the luckiest guys (or girls!) on the tribute scene. You’ll join a group of people driven to musical perfection, who also happen to be genuinely fond of each other. That’s a rare thing on the music scene in my experience.”

“PLEASE support Mama! Tell your friends. Attend as many concerts as you can. DONT LOSE THE EXPERIENCE OF KEEPING THE BEST PLAYED GENESIS MUSIC ‘LIVE’. And finally, thanks to EVERYONE…. It’s been amazing! 🙂

If you would like to apply for the role of guitarist with Mama, please drop us an email to guitarist@mama-genesis.co.uk giving us a bit of detail about yourself, your equipment, your interest in Genesis and anything else you’d like to mention. We are looking for North West based musicians that are passionate about performing the music of Genesis live. Also, we would like to see any YouTube clips or listen to audio you might have posted online, so links would be appreciated. We are hoping to fill the role before the end of 2014 so whilst we don’t have an official closing date for applications, you do need to get your skates on. There’s lots of Genesis music to learn!  🙂

If you would like to wish Marko well, feel free to post your comments below. He’s sure to read them. If you would like to know more about Marko’s photography, check out the MkCo Photo Design website.

Next Mama Show – Thwaites Empire Theatre, Blackburn

Thwaites Empire Theatre Box Office NumberMama, the UK’s all era Genesis Tribute Band set for Blackburn show!

It’s that time of year again where we visit one of the top small theatres in the country to perform our show. If you’ve not been to Thwaites Empire before, you’re missing a trick! This venue is one of our favourites because it boasts great views of the band from every seat and great acoustics, so you can be sure of a night to remember, listening to your favourite Genesis tracks.

Here’s what John W had to say about our recent jaunt over to Yorkshire for Tribfest 2013!

We were very happy to be asked to appear at the 2012 Tribfest in the VIP tent (Marquee if you want to get all technical on us) and we must have made a good impression as a week later we were asked to appear on the main stage at this years event. The festival itself is billed as the largest tribute band festival in Europe and has been going a good number of years now. Most of the top UK tribute bands have appeared there at some time or another with quite a lot (Simple Minds and The Cure tributes leap to mind) from abroad. Tribfest is a three day festival with various stages and tents and has expanded into original bands and a DJ tent if the whole “tribute thing” doesn’t float your boat. View full article »

Hello To Our New Subscribers!

Mama, the UKs ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band, would like to say a quick hello and give you the latest news from the world of Mama & Genesis!

Hello everyone! It’s not often we post to our website without having a new show to announce or a new video to share with you all. I guess we will have to look in the Mama vault for a new video. More on that later.

Google Android Nexus 7 tabletBig, big thanks!

Right now, we’d like to say a BIG thank you to everyone who has signed up to our email newsletter. You’re really helping us to progress the Mama project in a BIG way! So thank you! If you haven’t already joined our email newsletter, you should do so right now! You can find all the details of our free prize draw for a Google Android Nexus 7 tablet on the newsletter page or you can sign up on the right hand side of this page.

Enter Mark…

More news…. Mark Comish has agreed to join Mama and share the role of guitarist. Mark brings a wealth of musical experience with him and is relishing the opportunity to play some great Genesis tracks, having been a lifelong fan (of Genesis, not Mama!). What’s more, Mark also brings some quality skills to Mama HQ in the form of his graphic design and graphic art skills. You can see some of his early Mama works on our Facebook Page. You can read Mark’s biog and you can also check out his MkCo Photo Design website.

The River Rooms, BirminghamNext gig, River Rooms!

Don’t forget, the next Mama show will be at The River Rooms, Stourbridge. You can find all our shows on the gigs page. If you’re coming to River Rooms, be sure to register your interest on the River Rooms Facebook event!

You can see the original River Rooms gig announcement on this website here.

Video time!

So now, it’s got to be time to watch another Mama video release hasn’t it? This one is dedicated to Jim R who made the journey out to The Diamond in Sutton-in-Ashfield to see the band and also to @WraggTrade for making the journey to the same show from Cambridge. Thanks guys! Your support is much appreciated.  🙂

So without further ado, here’s Mama performing No Son Of Mine from that very show – The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield:

 

No Son Of Mine – The Diamond from Mama Genesis on Vimeo.

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