Man alive it’s the Manfreds
Morecambe will swing like the 60s tomorrow night when The Manfreds return to the resort’s Platform venue.
The iconic beat group Manfred Mann, from which they derive, was considered one of the finest of the era.
Their numerous pop hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz – a winning combination of playing style and substance.
Between 1964 and 1979 Manfred Mann scored three British Number One hits – plus two more Number One hits in America plus another seven that went Top 5 and six more that made the Top 10.
Over this period Manfred Mann’s bands featured some of the finest singers on the British pop and rock scene: Paul Jones, Mike d’Abo, Mick Rogers and Chris Thompson, all of whom have gone on to enjoy successful and varied solo careers. Their distinctive voices have all added to the rich variety of Manfred Mann’s classic hits.
Some 53 years on, and with original ‘front man’ Paul Jones, they still perform many of their hits, along with a mix of jazz and blues, from some of their best-known albums.
Jones is be joined by Mike Hugg on keyboards, Tom McGuinness on lead guitar, Rob Townsend on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass guitar and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.
Box office: 01524 582803 or www.lancaster.gov.uk
Tickets from £19.50.