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Next Show – LONDON!

Buy tickets for Mama at O2 Academy, Islington!Mama, the UK’s all era Genesis Tribute Band to perform their 2014 tour show at O2 Academy, Islington

Just over three weeks to go to our much anticipated return to the London area with our show at O2 Academy in Islington. The show is on Saturday 21st June 2014 and you can get tickets from the O2 Academy website. Tickets are priced at £18.00. They’ve been on sale now for quite a while and a fair few have gone, so if you’re thinking of coming down, buy your tickets now.

Scotland tour

Those of you following our recent travels will know that we performed two shows in Scotland over the weekend. The first was at The Ferry on the Friday night. This was the first show we’ve performed at this venue and indeed for a Glasgow audience. The band went down very well we think, with several people commenting after the gig how much they enjoyed it.

The second show was performed the very next night at The Green Hotel in Kinross. We had an even better response to our previous show at this venue and our full light show managed to fit into the venue, which is always a plus!

We had lots of good food, good drink and laughed a lot catching up with some old and new friends, so speciall thanks to everyone who came to see the band on either or both nights. Much appreciated.

Audio recordings from Glasgow and Kinross!

We’ve got some audio clips recorded straight from our mixing desk at both The Ferry and The Green Hotel. You can also download them for free to listen to on your iPod or other device.

Here’s the beginning of the show at Glasgow, presented as it happened. First up, Behind The Lines:

Followed by Duchess:

Guide Vocal followed Duchess:

And here is Los Endos, recorded the next night in Kinross:

Don’t forget, tickets are selling fast for our Islington show so get them now. Also, please consider joining our email newsletter on the right hand side and giving us a mention on your Facebook wall using the sharing buttons below.

See you in London!

PS, if you’re in the North West, tickets are now on sale for our upcoming shows at Lowton, Warrington, St Helens and Thornton.

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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Mama – The JW MegaMix!

Mama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band release new promo video online!

Thanks for visiting our website. We thought we would update you on the latest news after our Easter break. Happy Easter!

Today we’ve got an all new video for you. This is Mama, performing Mama, at The Hub in Bacup. It will feature in our new live DVD / Blu-ray Disc release which we are still working on (we are about half way through the video and audio work). The audio was recently mixed by our very own John W and we hope you enjoy it.

Sheffield show beckons!

Don’t forget, if you’re in the Sheffield area and want to catch the band live, we will be performing our show at the O2 Academy, Sheffield, on the 26th April 2014. That’s six days from now! You can purchase tickets for the show on the O2 Academy website.

 

Mama – JW MegaMix from Carillon Video on Vimeo.

You can also watch the video on our YouTube channel.

Mama at The Limelight Theatre, AylesburyMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band will be performing two shows this weekend!

Hello all! Thanks for visiting our website today and as you can see, we’ve got plenty of news to share with you. First up, we have two shows back to back:

Friday 31st January 2014 – The Cavern Club, Liverpool

Tickets for The Cavern can be purchased from the venue website or by calling the box office on 0151 236 9091.

Saturday 1st February 2014 – The Roundhouse, Bolton

Tickets for The Roundhouse can be purchased from the venue by calling 01204 528 323.

JC on Keyboards at AylesburyFirst Show of 2014

Our first show of 2014 took place at The Limelight Theatre in Aylesbury this past weekend and what a show it was! We had a great audience, the room had good acoustics and our light show worked really well after the upgrades we have made over the winter. Lot’s of positive comments were shared with the audience in the bar after the show and late on the band found a takeaway that had a teeny tiny restaurant in the back so we could stuff our faces with kebab, pizza and other worldly delights. Finally, the Holiday Inn proved to be a very comfortable hotel that, despite being built on a flood plain, didn’t flood. That was a bonus because it rained all weekend wherever we were in the UK!

Sound Desk Recording

So, to celebrate our show in Aylesbury, we’ve decided to share a short recording of Domino which was recorded straight out of the sound desk on the night. Well, we say short but Domino isn’t that short is it? Have a listen and see what you think: View full article »

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 »