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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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2012 A Year In Review

Christmas? A Birthday? Or both?

It’s Christmas and the band is officially turning one year old! A mere year has gone by and we’ve racked up a steady 16 gigs in 10 counties, selling over 1,800 tickets. We’ve released 17 different videos on our Vimeo Channel and had 144 excellent comments on our website. We’ve picked up 1,300 likes on our Facebook page and our discussion forum has seen people discussing the band and Genesis themselves all year round. On Twitter we’ve had an excellent run, gaining over 1,000 followers from all over the world. In short, 2012 was a great year for the band thanks to you.

2013 beckons for Genesis fans everywhere

If 2012 was the year that the band was put together and built into a full show, 2013 is going to be the year we build our audiences and bring the show to new people. We’ve made significant investments in our sound equipment, our videos, merchandise lines, our promotion and of course put in a lot of work to perfect our set list over 2012, which we will be adding to for 2013. We also intend on building our light show to compliment the bands performance for 2013 and we have several new Genesis pieces in the pipeline to refresh the setlist. So, exciting times ahead! View full article »

Mama, the UKs ‘all era’ Genesis tribute band would like to announce several new shows for 2013.

Quick shout out for this Friday night (2nd November 2012); you can still buy tickets for our Skipton show! Get them on this very website in fact! Click here.

Saturday 9th February 2013 we will be returning to the venue of our second ever gig at Stoney Stanton Social Club, Stoney Stanton. Those who remember our first trip to this venue will tell you we had a great audience and hence a great gig! It might not be so sunny this time around though!

You can contact the venue for tickets on 01455 272 492 or visit the Stoney Stanton Social Club website.

Friday 1st March 2013 sees Mama performing at the world famous Cavern Club, Liverpool. I’m sure The Cavern needs no introduction, being the spiritual home of The Beatles. This gig should prove to be a rocking night! You can contact The Cavern box office on 0151 236 9091. Their website is www.cavernclub.org.

Genesis Tribute Band Mama to Play Cavern

Saturday 16th March 2013 we’ve put a show in Yardbirds Rock Club. After Tribfest 2012 we had a lot of interest in the Hull and Grimsby area so we felt it only fair to try and find a venue over that way. This will be the first time Mama have performed in this venue so we are hoping for a good turnout. Tickets are available from Yardbirds Rock Club on 07771 520 374. Alternatively, they sell tickets from a number of other places which are detailed on their website; www.yardbirdsrocks.co.uk.

A special thanks must go out to everyone who attended our Playhouse 2 sellout show in Shaw. Thanks everyone for coming down and helping us celebrate the music of Genesis. Here’s some video footage of the band performing Spectral Mornings at this venue and if you haven’t already gone out and bought Steve Hackett’s new album, Genesis Revisited II, why not? It’s a great album and we highly recommend it! Buy it now!

Hope you enjoy the video. Why not let us know what you think of it on our forum?