Yorkshire Times
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Graham Clark
Features Writer
9:00 AM 24th April 2021

The Manfreds Hit The Road With Georgie Fame

The Manfreds will be touring once again this autumn, featuring special guest Georgie Fame. The dates are rescheduled from 2020 - all original tickets remain valid.

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 three number one hits in the UK, as well as 13 more in the Top 10, with their first number one 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy' landing them in the British pop invasion of America alongside The Beatles and The Animals.

By the end of the 60s, the band members had decided to pursue their own separate musical directions, resulting in the disbanding of Manfred Mann.

Fast forward 20 years to 1991, several original members of the band reformed as The Manfreds, in celebration of Tom McGuinness’ 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 McGuinness. Also joining is Paul Jones’ 1966 replacement Mike d’Abo, responsible for penning the 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.

Singer Paul Jones says,

“Our friends and fans, starved of live music from us for so long, will refresh their memories with the real thing once more; but also these loved, cherished and much-missed venues - and the people who work in and look after them - will once again host us and make us welcome.”

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.

Tour Dates:
14th October - Sheffield City Hall
11th November - York Grand Theatre
13th November - Halifax Victoria Theatre
14th November - Blackpool Grand Theatre
29th November - Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
1st December - Gateshead The Sage

Tickets available at