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Interview with JW about recent shows

An Evening of Genesis with Mama - The Cluny, NewcastleThe Cluny at Newcastle is gearing up for an evening of Genesis music, naturally supplied by Mama.

Our next two shows take place at The Cluny in Newcastle followed by The Ferry Hotel in Eastham (on The Wirral). The first show is a Genesis show and the second is a free show we are using to showcase our new “hits” set list. So if you’re in the North East, grab your tickets for our Newcastle show over on our EventBrite page. If you’re in the North West, put the 31st in your diary, get making your costume and join us By The Sea for some ghoulish entertainment.

Interview with JW

We think it’s time for another chat with John W, so we collared him at the last Mama show (The Railway in Bromley Cross). You can read the full interview below:

Webmaster: Hi John! How’s it going?

JW: Great! Well, apart from Marko having an illness that affects his balance and hearing.

Webmaster: Oh no. How does that affect him then?

JW: Well when it was really bad, at Kinross actually, he could not hear anything and was feeling sick all the time. We did think about cancelling those two shows but so many people had booked that we felt it was best to carry on with them. Fortunately Marko got through both nights and didn’t fall off the stage (laughing). He’s much better now.

Webmaster: Glad to hear that. So he’s alright now then?

JW: Yeah he’s back to his usual self. Mad as that is (laughing).

Webmaster: So how did Kinross go? That was the venue where you played the “hits set” for the first time wasn’t it?

JW: Yeah, the first night Marko was poorly and we had to drop a couple of songs we were going to play as he really didn’t feel up to it. The second night, he felt better and so we did the full hits show. It went down really really well. Much better than I expected in fact and we all really enjoyed the challenge and the novelty of playing these new songs for us. View full article »

Mama – O2 Academy, Newcastle

Mama at O2 Academy NewcastleMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band to perform their 2014 tour show at O2 Academy, Newcastle. This Saturday!

Just about recovered from Tribfest 2014 and what an amazing year it was! It always is! If you’re thinking of going back next year, keep your eye on the Tribfest website. Ed (the organiser) likes to throw out really cheap tickets early doors, to capture the crowd again very quickly for the next one. Thanks to everyone who wandered down to the main stage to catch our set. Much appreciated.

We had a great slot in the afternoon, on the main stage. It wasn’t practical for us to haul our video equipment across the field to get some footage of the band in action, but there are some mobile phone videos appearing on Facebook now. One such video has been posted on our Facebook Timeline for you to watch. Head over there to see it!

This Saturday. Genesis Party. Newcastle.

Next up is the O2 Academy in Newcastle, this Saturday. That’s Saturday 23rd August 2014. This will be our second visit to this venue and tickets sold very well last time, so if you’re thinking of coming down, book your tickets on the O2 Academy website.

In celebration of another successful show at Tribfest, we’ve got two more videos for you to watch. Both of these are taken from our recent show at Thornton Little Theatre. First up is No Son Of Mine:

 

 

Our Thornton show was used to audition a replacement for our departing bass player. You can read about our new bass player on his biog page. The show in Newcastle this coming weekend represents your last chance to see Dave Perry powering through a Genesis set list and we’ll be real sorry to see him go. If you’re coming to see the show though, maybe you’ll see the band performing their own version of Many Too Many / Musical Box? Here it is, as performed at Thornton Little Theatre:

 

 

So, leave us a comment below, share our page on Facebook & Twitter and don’t forget to book your tickets for Newcastle. You can buy them on the O2 Academy Newcastle website. See you there! 🙂

Mama at O2 Academy Newcastle

Holiday Over, Next Shows Up!

JW and Steve HackettMama to perform their 2013 tour show in Shaw and Newcastle

After a longish break from shows so that we could grab a holiday and catch up with the real world, we are excited to finally count down the last few days to two hotly anticipate shows in our 2013 gig list. First up is Friday night at Playhouse 2 in Shaw, near Oldham.

Playhouse 2 is a favourite venue of ours because we’ve had a great crowd in the past. A great crowd makes for a great gig. In fact, we sold out last time so if you’re thinking of coming down to this show, book your tickets now. Right now!

Tickets for Playhouse 2 are available on the We Got Tickets website (right now there’s only 19 left on the website!) and also from the box office which is hidden away in Interiors (a shop) just around the corner. You can contact Kirsty at Interiors on 01706 840 400. Here’s the details:

Friday 22nd November 2013 – Playhouse 2, Shaw

Ticket price: £12.00
Box office: 01706 840 400
www.playhouse2.org
Playhouse 2, 2 Newtown St, Shaw, Oldham, OL2 8NX
 

The next show on the date sheet is the night after – Saturday! We’re really looking forward to this one too because it’s our first visit to the North East and it’s our first time performing at an O2 Academy venue. You can buy tickets for this show on the O2 Academy Newcastle website. The details:

Saturday 23rd November 2013 – O2 Academy Newcastle

Ticket price: £13.00 (standard) £10.00 (concession)
Box office: www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
www.o2academynewcastle.co.uk
O2 Academy Newcastle, Westgate Road, NE1 1SW
 *** this show is early doors (6.30pm) and early start (7.30pm) *** View full article »