5-4-3-2-1 – It’s the Manfreds

The latest band line-up Credit: The Manfreds

IT is very difficult to know what will happen in the next few months but some entertainment organisations such as the Benidorm Palace are planning long term and have already announced that on Sunday April 18 2021, they will host an evening with the Manfreds.

Manfred Mann was the stage name of a South African organist who put together a band of the same name which had a huge number of hit singles during the 60s and having got together again to celebrate a birthday, they decided in 1991 (without the Mann himself) to go back on the road.

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Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness, and former member Mike d’Abo, are joined by Rob Townsend, formerly of Family, on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on saxophone & flute, as the latest new line-up of the group.

The Manfreds will be performing many of their hits, including Do Wah Diddy Diddy, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the ‘60’s, and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts, along with a mix of jazz and blues covers and tracks from their individual solo albums.

Tickets are available from the Benidorm Palace box office at €30 and there will be support act with a Bay City Rollers tribute band.

Other events planned for 2020 (subject to Covid-19 rules) include The Chicago Blues Brothers show on October 11, the annual Elvis Fiesta on November 1 and the Magic of Motown November 22.


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