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MAXIMUM RHYTHM N’ BLUES WITH THE MANFREDS

Posted in Flying Music, News on 09 Sep, 2016

FEATURING VERY SPECIAL GUESTS
PP ARNOLD
ZOOT MONEY

Though it may have started in America, there are many British artists that have come to define Rhythm & Blues music, and this will be celebrated in an upcoming nationwide UK tour starring original 60s luminaries The Manfreds, who will be celebrating 25 years since their reformation by bringing with them some very special guests in PP Arnold and Zoot Money.

Featuring a line-up consisting of the two original Manfred Mann frontmen Paul Jones and Mike d’Abo, (who each secured a string of hits with the band), along with founding members Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness, The Manfreds reformed 25 years ago, with Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie also joining. They have since gone on to tour extensively around the world, recently celebrating their 50th anniversary.

Since Manfred Mann formed in 1962, they have secured their place in the history of British popular music, with timeless hits such as ‘Do Wah Diddy’, ‘Pretty Flamingo’,‘Sha La La’, and of course, ‘5-4-3-2-1’.

As well as performing these classics on the tour, they will also perform tracks that brought them success as individual artists, such as the Mike d’Abo penned ‘Build Me Up Buttercup’, which was a smash hit for The Foundations, as well as ‘Handbags and Gladrags’, which was a monster single most notably for Rod Stewart, as well as Stereophonics, whose version is lovingly synonymous with soundtracking the opening credits of Ricky Gervais’ classic comedy, The Office.

The Maximum Rhythm N’ Blues tour will also feature very special guests PP Arnold and Zoot Money.

PP was one of the original Ikettes with the Ike and Tina Turner Experience, and one of the originators of UK Soul music, before being noticed by Mick Jagger and catapulted to stardom with hits such as ‘The First Cut Is The Deepest’ (written by Cat Stevens), and ‘Angel Of The Morning’.

Zoot Money is the outrageous founder of the The Big Roll Band, famous for their huge single ‘Big Time Operator’, and one of the prime fixtures of the infamous Flamingo Club in Wardour Street: the birthplace of British RnB music at the heart of the swinging ‘60s.

Press Contact:
Deacon Communications
dd@deaconcommunications.com
stuart.bennett@deaconcommunications.com
020 3735 647

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