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Mama at Holmfirth PicturedromeRemember us?

Hi everyone! First of all many, many thanks for all the support you have given us during the past few difficult months. For the first time we had to postpone a series of shows due to John our keyboard wizard having to be at his son Dan’s bedside after Dan was critically injured in a motor cycle accident in Australia last June. It was touch and go for a long while but we are pleased to say that Dan is slowly recovering from this ordeal and John is back home.

Updated date sheet

The shows we postponed have been re-arranged as per the updated date sheet and we are still working hard to get the ones we have not been able to do this year sometime in 2018.

A new guitarist

We also have some news about our guitarist Darren. Sadly, Darren has chosen to leave the band sometime this year due to family and work commitments. We of course wish him the very best and it has been a pleasure to have him in Mama. Thanks for all your hard work matey and good luck from all of us.

His replacement was closer to hand than we thought. Step forward Eddie Devlin! Eddie is the guitarist in the original band The Swan Chorus that Dave and John W are members of. He jumped at the chance to join Mama and is working hard to make the transition seamless. We expecting his first show to be at The Old Courts in Wigan in October and he is chomping at the bit to show you what he can do. For those who want a taste of his ability, have a look at this video on YouTube:

We will be back in the rehearsal rooms soon and are looking at some new songs to freshen up our set list. Thanks again for sticking with us. We really so appreciate it.

Regards, JW.

Mama at Holmfirth Picturedrome

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 - 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!  🙂