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Maximum Rhythm 'n' Blues with The Manfreds and special guest Georgie Fame

April2022

Maximum Rhythm 'n' Blues with The Manfreds and special guest Georgie Fame

Royal Hall - Thursday 7th April

Legendary pioneers of British Rhythm and Blues, The Manfreds, will be returning once again to The Royal Hall, Harrogate, this time featuring very special guest Georgie Fame.

Manfred Mann formed in London in 1962, quickly finding success with their breakout single 5-4-3-2-1, recorded for ground-breaking TV pop show Ready Steady Go! Following this, Manfred Mann went on to score 3 number one hits in the UK, as well as 13 more in the Top 10, with their first number one Do Wah Diddy Diddy Diddy landing them in the vanguard of the British pop invasion of America alongside The Beatles and The Animals.

Following several more hits including Pretty Flamingo, a track which was often played by Bruce Springsteen during the early years of his career, and Bob Dylan’s Mighty Quinn, by the end of the 60’s, the band members had decided to pursue their own separate musical directions, resulting in the disbanding of Manfred Mann.

Fast forward 20 years later to 1991, several original members of the band reformed as The Manfreds, in celebration of Tom McGuiness’ 50th birthday and surrounding a compilation of Manfred Mann’s classic hits.

The all-star line-up features the original Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones alongside founding members Mike Hugg and Tom McGuiness. Also joining is Paul Jones’ 1966 replacement Mike d’Abo, responsible for penning the classic tracks Build Me Up Buttercup, and Handbags & Gladrags, most famously covered by Rod Stewart, Chris Farlowe and Stereophonics and used as the theme tune to the UK TV series The Office; as well as Simon Currie and Marcus Cliffe, who have previously worked with the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, and Rod Stewart, and drummer Rob Townsend, formerly of rock band Family.

The group will be performing some of their most loved songs, with their timeless hits Do Wah Diddy…, Pretty Flamingo, Sha La La, and, of course, 5-4-3-2-1 to be played alongside the individual hits that brought the artists solo success. This includes Mike d’Abo’s solo-penned hits, as well as the McGuinness Flint classic When I’m Dead and Gone.

Joining The Manfreds is the iconic Georgie Fame. First shooting into the charts as the founding member of Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames, he went on to achieve 3 UK Number One singles- Yeh Yeh, Get Away and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.
With his much-loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become an icon of the British music scene, having collaborated with the likes of Van Morrison and Bill Wyman.

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19:30 Thursday, 07 April 2022

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