Today marks the release of the new solo album by Tim Bowness called Flowers At The Scene.
Produced by Tim Bowness, Brian Hulse and Steve Wilson, the album not only features Brian and Steven but Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley(10CC), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning), David Longdon (Big Big Train) and a certain David K Jones on bass on three songs.
On the title track Dave plays the double bass on a recording for the first time. If you want to buy this album you can surf along to the Burning Shed website.
Webmaster:I’ve had the title track on repeat play now for three hours. It’s awesome! Just sayin’. 🙂
Colne Muni Mama show
In other news, we’ve started our promo efforts for our upcoming show at Colne Muni on the 9th March. We’re hoping for a good crowd at this, our first visit to the area. If you’d like to buy tickets to see the show you can do so at the theatre box office online.
Yes it’s us again… You know, Mama the chaps who play Genesis for you guys. We just thought we would let you know what has been happening during our summer break and remind you that we start the Autumn and Winter shows next month with a welcome return to The Cluny in Newcastle followed by the second visit this year to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton.
Well apart from the usual summer holidays, the fact is that we all have other musical projects on the go outside of Mama which we’ve been busy with. John W and Dave have just appeared on an album by The Swan Chorus which has just been released on Bandcamp as a digital download. For those of you who are asking when the CD is out, please be patient. The band is looking at the response to the download before it makes a decision. If we get enough interest then a very limited edition may follow with extra demo’s and suchlike.
Dave has been involved in several projects. The Plenty album he recorded with Tim Bowness & Brian Hulse came out in April on Karisma Records, called “It Could Be Home”. It is available on download, CD and vinyl.
John C and JV have been involved with Pink Floyd tribute Vesbim Floyd and a performance of Tommy by The Who recently at the New Brighton Floral Pavilion, both of which were very successful indeed. More shows are planned for later this year and in 2019.
Now… Have we forgotten anything? Well yes actually. You may remember the chap who used to give us “three minutes of sheer thunder,” one James Archibald Cooper? Well James left the band in 2017 and we are pleased to say that he has been blackmailed into returning full time for us starting immediately. Mama would like to thank Tim Rothwell for all his hard work and wish him all the best for the future.
Speaking of James, you know his other band The Contenders are always gigging in and around Merseyside, so check them out if you want to hear some classic rock covers:
And the more likely reason that we haven’t updated the website recently? Probably the fact that the webmaster has been rather busy working on some other projects, the newest of which is The Comedy Circus. The launch show will be held at a brand new venue in Wigan called The Edge on the 31st October and it will feature four very talented stand-up comedians.
So there you have it. We’ve got new songs in the pipeline for 2019 as we need a set list revamp (post your ideas below). We also hope to be releasing a double live CD next year and we do have some swanky new T shirts for sale at our shows.
Hope to see you at a Mama show soon. 🙂
STOP PRESS: A rather exciting mystery project popped up on our radar. Mama have been asked to get involved in recording an album, details of which we cannot tell you at the moment. But hopefully we will explain all before the end of 2018….
After a fairly long break, we’re back! This weekend, Saturday 12th May 2018, we’ll be appearing at The Playhouse 2 Theatre in Shaw, which is near Oldham. We’ve performed at this venue a number of time in the past and it always sells out. Right now, there are just a few tickets left so if you want some, head over to the box office and grab them.
In other news, we have an interview with Dave, our bass player. Read on….
Mama Website:Hi Dave! How are things?
Dave Jones:Things are just fine thanks.
MW:Any Mama related news you can share with us?
DJ:The band will be back on the road soon with a show at The Playhouse, Shaw, Oldham in May and this could be – I say could be because you never know – our last show with Darren on guitar.
DJ:I am sure readers will be aware that Darren decided to leave the band at the end of last year and we now have a new guitarist, Jon, but he isn’t free for the Oldham show and so Darren has kindly agreed to step in. After Oldham, Jon will be playing all our shows and we will be in Scotland in June plus Tribfest in August.More