Mama to perform their 2017 tour show at The Lion Quays Hotel & Spa, Oswestry!
Well 2017 got off to a cracking start with two very well attended shows in Chester and Liverpool. We had a fantastic time performing for you at both The Forum Theatre and The Cavern and we are in the process of booking a show back in Chester for 2018. The Cavern has already booked us for 2018 and details are now on our shows page.
Thanks to everyone who made the trip out to see us both in Chester and Liverpool on what turned out to be very cold nights! We do appreciate it very much.
On with this weeks news….
A New Drummer
We are thrilled to announce that we have found the replacement for James on the drum stool. Step forward Tim Rothwell (ex “SeYes” drummer). Tim really impressed us at auditions and we offered him the role almost at once. Thankfully he said yes and his first show is planned for the first night at New Brighton Floral Hall on Friday 3rd March 2017.
James will retake the drum stool for the “hits” set on Saturday 4th March 2017 however, which will be his final planned show with Mama. Of course it goes without saying that we wish James all the very best for the future. Mama wouldn’t have been the success it is without him. It is highly likely he may decide to join us for some double drum madness in the future….
The Lion Quays Return!
The next show for us is this Saturday (4th February 2017) at The Lion Quays Hotel & Spa complex in Oswestry. We hope you can join us there for what promises to be a fairly unique show. Why? Well, we plan on having a bit of an unplanned set list. Planning the unplanned, you might say. There’ll be chance for the audience to have their say with requests and we may or may not throw in some tracks we haven’t performed for a while. View full article »
Mama to perform two unique shows at The Citadel in St. Helens, this coming weekend!
It’s been a busy few weeks, driving up and down motorways to perform shows in Kinross followed by Newcastle. Time for a local show we say! But, not just one local show. This time, we are bringing both our Genesis set and our hits set featuring the works of Collins, Gabriel, Mike & The Mechanics (and maybe a Hackett number), to St. Helens.
So, if you want tickets for either of these shows, grab them while they’re still on sale (because you can’t grab them when they’re no longer on sale can you?). Don’t wait until Monday. Monday is too late, mostly because the shows are on Friday and Saturday nights!
So, here’s everything you need:
Friday 7th October 2016 – Mama – Genesis set – The Citadel, St. Helens
Saturday 8th October 2016 – Mama – Collins, Gabriel, Mechanical Mike set – The Citadel, St. Helens
And with that little bit of news out there on the information superhighway, we’ve got a couple of videos to share with you. View full article »
Bass player with Mama, Dave Jones, gives casts his mind back to that very first Genesis LP purchase.
Last chance to get your tickets to see the band live this weekend (30th April 2016 @ The Musician in Leicester)! You can get tickets from the venue website, priced £11.00.
If you’re not around the Leicester area this weekend or indeed any other weekend, maybe you’re in Shropshire? Mama will be performing two shows next weekend (Friday 6th May & Saturday 7th May) at Theatre on the Steps in Bridgnorth. The first night will be an all out Genesis-fest. The second night will feature hits of Collins, Gabriel, Hackett and Mike & the Mechanics. So remember, that’s arguably two completely different shows! Want tickets? Grab them from the venue website.
And now for today’s feature…. Remember your first Genesis album? Our Dave does!
It’s 1973 and I am sixteen years old. I am the bass player in a cabaret band called Chuck and the Young Ones. The group consists of a singer (Chuck – not his real name!) and four lads aged 13 (lead guitar), 14 (rhythm guitar), 16 (drummer) and 16 (me!). At each gig, we take to the stage first and play two instrumentals by The Shadows, then Chuck comes on and we play classic pop songs and current chart favourites. We usually play on Fridays and Saturdays in clubs around the North West. View full article »
Mama, the UK Genesis tribute band got bored waiting for their first show of 2016 in Chester, so decided to create a crossword puzzle!
It’s just a bit of fun, but we’ve been keeping ourselves entertained by creating Genesis themed crossword puzzles and then testing each other. So far, no fights have broken among the ranks, but it can’t be far off!
Would you like to try our first attempt? This one was created by Davey Jones, our resident mathematical genius and bass player. Here it is:
1. You can keep your notes in this receptacle
3. The Silent Drummer
5. French Avenue
7. French Avenue
9. Whose special way?
10. French Avenue
14. They exit before each round
16. Phil didn’t need one
19. They exit before each round
23. The Silent Drummer
2. Not under my scapula
4. Gabriel’s animal taken by surprise
6. Farm animal takes a rest on broadway
8. Initials of Phil’s last Genesis album
11. More than enough
12. Bowie was a thin white one
13. You’ll find the Willow here
15. Bubbly Pennsylvania Mythical Creature
17. More than enough
18. Double Steve H
20. More than Enough
21. Whose special way?
Got all the answers? Send them in via our contact page and maybe we’ll pick a winner out of our hat and think of a prize to give away? No promises though. 🙂
If you get stuck, maybe post below asking for additional clues?
Two shows coming up after our Summer break!
The first is a new venue near Hull, namely North Ferriby Village Hall where we have been asked to play by a local promoter who saw us at Tribfest last year. Tickets are going well and we are looking forward to seeing some of the folk who supported us at Tribfest over the last three years there. We decided to have a break from Tribfest this year but we will be returning in 2016. See our EventBrite page for tickets.
The second is a welcome return to a great venue on the Flyde coast namely Thornton Little Theatre. We sold the venue out last time and advance ticket sales are up on last year already so please book now to avoid missing out. This is a great venue with a superb atmosphere. Tickets are available on our Thornton EventBrite booking page.
The Brindley Rocks!
Just have to write a few words about the show at The Brindley in Runcorn, which was one of the best venues we have ever appeared at. Great 400 seater which we 3/4 filled. We (and the promoter) were very happy with that for a first time visit. We have already been booked back for two nights in 2016 and one of these will be our new Genesis Hits show. We did preview that show with a version of Sledgehammer which went down a storm. Considering we had only played it once in rehearsal that was quite a result!
People have asked us about the Genesis Hits show so let us clarify what it is and why we doing it. We realised that as we play longer pieces such as the Duke Suite and Home By The Sea, we missed playing some of the shorter songs we used to play. The idea was born to produce a show were we could play a set of more progressive, longer Genesis songs one night and a set of Hits by Genesis, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel and Mike & The Mechanics the next night. We are going to do this in selected venues in 2016 as well as Kinross this year. Some folk will come both nights and some will pick a night that suits them, which is of course fine.
Also we now have not only a CD on our merchandise stall but some jazzy new T-shirts with an exclusive Genesis design by our very own Mark on guitars.
Dave’s Tour Log Episode 5: TRIBUTE WARS
Episode 5: The Empire Strikes First
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….
Late into the night the hedgehog looked up from the middle of the road to see the pattern of stars in the sky. A roaring sound came from behind it, followed by a woosh as a huge white object flashed across the sky above. It was the last thing the hedgehog saw as it was squashed by the white van. View full article »