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Four Days To The Big Show Of 2013!

Mama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band would like to share a couple of videos from our friends, StillMarillion and Manc Floyd.

Naturally, here at Mama HQ we are used to talking about Mama, about Genesis and Genesis related projects. However, we very rarely talk about other bands. Now we have a great excuse to feature two stunningly good bands on our website! Below you will find a couple of videos from StillMarillion and Manc Floyd. Both of these bands will be joining Mama for the ultimate Prog Rock Celebration, on Easter Saturday. That’s a mere four days away!

Have you got your tickets? Buy them now on the EventBrite website. Join us all for an amazing celebration of the UK’s best progressive rock music at The Rose Club, Hindley. Tickets are priced at £25.00 on the door but you can buy advance tickets on the EventBrite website for a mere £20.00 (plus booking fees).

 

 

 

Tickets are going fast for this event so get yours now. We can tell you right here, right now, as Genesis fans you don’t want to miss this show! Head over to EventBrite now to secure entry to this show!

Please help us to promote the show by clicking the Facebook icon below and sharing us on your wall. Thanks.  🙂

The News, In A Flash!

Manc Floyd - Bury Met 2013Newsflash! Mama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute is about to issue some er, some news!

Evening people! It’s been a while since we updated our website with the latest news. We’ve been collecting little bits from here, there and everywhere to keep things informative and stimulating. I hope you agree. 🙂

Grimsby Local News Story

First up, we seem to have got a mention in the Grimsby Telegraph detailing our upcoming show on Saturday 16th March – that’s two days away! We’re not sure when the article is being published in the physical paper. In fact, it may already have been published. Let us know if you see it. You can also read the article online here.

The article features a fan video recorded at The Box in Crewe. Unlike a lot of fan videos, it’s rather good quality. Do check it out – anyone for the first 8 minutes of In The Cage Medley? Thanks Faye!

Get your tickets for our Gimsby show at Yardbirds Rock Club here.

Radio Reactions

Also from the Grimsby area, or more precisely, the Hull area, we got a quick mention from Andy Fea on WHCR last Saturday. If you tune in this Saturday, we believe we might get another mention. What’s more, if you email, text, tweet and Facebook the radio station in an all out assault, you might be able to persuade Andy to play a couple of your favourite Genesis tracks while we are on the road. Go on, I dare you! Double dare you! View full article »

Valentines Day Free Prize Draw!

Happy Valentines DayMama, the UK’s all era Genesis tribute band is giving away free tickets!

Hello! It’s Valentines Day everyone! So from all of us here at Mama HQ, we thought we’d wish you all a very nice day and we decided to give away some freebies so that you can treat your loved ones to a romantic evening filled with prog rock music.

No seriously, what’s more romantic that prog? What could possibly be more romantic than the music of Pink Floyd, Marillion and Genesis all in one four and a half hour show?

Okay maybe not. But still, it IS Valentines Day and we ARE going to give out two free pairs of tickets for our Prog Rock Celebration show that’s coming up on Easter Saturday, 30th March 2013. We will be doing a free draw from our mailing list, so if you’re already subscribed, thanks and well done! If not, why not?

Get signed up now on the right hand side of the website. It’s free, we don’t and won’t spam you and it’s dead simple. Just pop your email address in the box along with your first name in the other box and hit ‘register’. Then our website sends you a quick confirmation email and you just open it and click the link within to confirm. We use this method to stop people from signing others up to our email newsletter without their permission. It’s very clever, but if you’re using a Hotmail or Google account, sometimes the confirmation email gets stuck in your spam folder.

So remember, if you didn’t click the link in the email, you’re not on the mailing list and you cannot possibly win two free tickets to the show (worth a whopping £20.00 each I might add!) because you won’t be entered in the free draw.

So that’s almost it from us here at Mama HQ. You can find details of our next show at the historic Cavern Club on The Cavern website and you can find everything you ever needed to know about our Prog Rock Celebration show on the EventBrite website, including details of the hotel deal we’ve worked out for you.

Get signed up, get some tickets for The Cavern and enjoy the remainder of Valentines Day, probably by doing something that’s not related to prog.  🙂

Mama - Genesis - Manc Floyd - Pink Floyd - StillMarillion - MarillionMama, the UKs ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band today announce a huge gig for 2013 at The Rose Club (formerly Monaco Ballroom) in Hindley, Wigan!

It seems in the short nine months that the band have been performing, we’ve been inundated with requests to put a show in the Wigan area. So here it is… Saturday 30th March 2013 – that’s Easter Weekend!

Prog Rock Celebration, featuring the best of British Progressive Rock music!

We’ve teamed up with Ampro Promotions to bring you this great show which will feature Mama, Manc Floyd and Scotlands Stillmarillion. The show will be a fitting way to celebrate our first year anniversary, having met some great new friends on our travels. You’ll get three bands each doing a one and a half hour set of the best prog rock pieces the world has seen, totalling four and a half hours of live music entertainment! What more could anyone ask for?

Tickets are now on sale for this event on the EventBrite website. They are £20.00 for a standard ticket or £30.00 for a VIP ticket. The VIP tickets will include a limited edition event T-shirt and other surprises on the night. Standard tickets will also be available on the door priced £27.00.

Closer to the show date, we will be sorting out an exclusive offer with a local hotel to enable everyone to get quality board and lodgings. This means you can get a train into Wigan from anywhere in the UK, stop over and generally have a blast hanging out with a great crowd! More info on that when we have it.

Please help us promote the show by sharing this post on Facebook and Twitter using the share buttons below. The more we get into the venue, the better the atmosphere and the greater the show will be!  🙂

Bit of fun – how many Genesis / Floyd / Marillion images can you spot below?

Prog Rock Celebration Show

Thanks to MkCoPhoto Design for this amazing image!  🙂

Finally it happened! Someone in the modern age of music realised that what Genesis, Yes, Floyd and all those other great guys did years ago is worthy of recognition!

It’s a shame this awards ceremony wasn’t on TV because I think everyone reading this post would probably have watched it live. But for those who haven’t heard, here’s the highlights….

2012 Prog Rock AwardsAwards for prog greats!

Here’s the full lineup on award winners:

 

New Blood: TesseracT
Live Event: Anathema
Grand Design: Pink Floyd’s Immersion Reissues
Anthem: Squackett’s A Life Within A Day
Album Of The Year: Rush’s Clockwork Angels
Visionary: Peter Hammill
Lifetime Achievement: Genesis
Virtuoso: Carl Palmer
Guiding Light: Steven Wilson
Prog God: Rick Wakeman

 

You can find the full story on the BBC News website or Prog Rock Magazine website. Also, we found this little roundup filmed on the BBC:


If you fancy joining us tomorrow night for a Genesis Lifetime Achievement party (theirs, not ours obviously!) then get yourself down to Moses Gate in Farnworth, Bolton. We’ll be performing our 2012 show and by the sounds of it, the venue is going to be pretty packed out so get there early!

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