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Hunstanton's Princess Theatre is The Manfreds' first date of tour celebrating 60 years, on September 15





Hunstanton's Princess Theatre is the first date on tour for The Manfreds, celebrating 60 years as a group, on Thursday, September 15.

The Manfreds, formerly known as Manfred Mann, are heading out on tour across the UK. The band are considered one of the finest and most respected bands of the 60s.

Their numerous hits were R&B based with an undercurrent of jazz – a very unusual but winning combination of playing style at the time. As a result their records have a timeless quality some 60 years on.

Manfreds.
Manfreds.

The Manfreds feature both original frontman, Paul Jones, and original guitarist Tom McGuinness.

At 80 years of age Paul is the envy of many as he shows no sign of slowing down, and it’s much the same with his band-mate Tom who is 81. Paul and Tom will be joined by Pete Riley on drums, Marcus Cliffe on bass, Mike Gorman on keyboards and Simon Currie on saxophone/ flute.

Fans can expect many of the much loved hits, including Pretty Flamingo, 5-4-3-2-1, The One In The Middle, Come Tomorrow, Sha La La, Mighty Quinn and Do Wah Diddy Diddy, one of the most popular and instantly recognisable songs of the decade and still the biggest audience pleaser at their concerts.

Alongside these classic hits The Manfreds will be playing a variety of their favourite Jazz and Blues covers hailing back to the very roots of the band in the early 60s.

These tour dates will also feature tracks from Paul’s new solo album ‘The Blues’, due to be released on September 20, which is the first collection of his recordings that encompass his earliest days with Manfred Mann and beyond. The 21 tracks are all Paul Jones compositions or co-writes and display the breadth and depth of this unique performer's talents.



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