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Festival News: Manning Announced For RoSfest 2010

Posted on Tuesday, August 04 @ 17:06:24 UTC by nightowl

RoSfest is pleased to announce Manning, the eight piece band led by maestro Guy Manning, will be playing the second slot on Saturday May 1st. The band Manning has been around since 1999, formed around the prodigiously talented singer / songwriter / multi-instrumentalist Guy Manning. Having previously been an associate of prog legends Parallel or 90 Degrees and being a founder member of the internationally respected The Tangent, Guy has an impressive record of releasing ten studio albums in ten years! Manning produce an eclectic mix of music which broadly falls within the "progressive" genre, but in reality spans many different musical forms from beautiful ballads and folk-tinged songs through to awesome all-out rock workouts and true progressive epics ? no two songs sound the same! The band is currently experiencing a surge of interest and support, with the previous album Songs From The Bilston House having been nominated for Album of the Year by the Classic Rock Society (CRS) and a series of storming headline gigs in support of the latest and critically acclaimed album Number Ten.

Highlights of the band's tenth anniversary year will be an appearance at the 2009 Cambridge Rock Festival and the planned recording of a live album later in the year.

Other members of Manning are Dave Million (lead guitars), Phil Wilkes (keyboards), Kris Hudson-Lee (bass), Dave Albone (drums and percussion), Kevin Currie (rhythm guitars and backing vocals), Julie King (additional keyboards, percussion and backing vocals) and Steve Dundon (flute and other blowable things)- producing a wonderfully full symphonic sound on stage.

For a complete bio of the band head over to the RoSfest website and check out the Manning web page at rosfest.com/Performers-2010/Manning.htm. There are two MP3s posted on the same page near the bottom featuring "Understudy" (Songs From The Bilston House, 2007) & "Ships" (Number Ten (2008).

You can also head over to their myspace site and listen to sound samples of their new album Number Ten at www.myspace.com/guymanning.

[Source: RoSFest]

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