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Manfreds to Rock the Jam House

The Manfreds Former Manfred Mann front man Paul Jones is teaming up with fellow original band members Mike D'Abo, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness to rock the Jam House in Edinburgh on Thursday, May 21. 

The Manfreds, which also include Marcus Cliffe, Simon Currie and Rob Townsend, will be performing many of the legendary group's Top 20 hits including three number ones, Pretty Flamingo, Do Wah Diddy Diddy and Mighty Quinn, in their only Edinburgh appearance on a UK-wide tour.

Guests at the city's top live music and dining venue in Queen Street can expect a heady mix of ‘rootsy' rhythm and blues, solid gold pop and jazz with hits that ranked Manfred Mann among the Sixties' top bands. 

Paul Jones, who co-composed the signature tune 5-4-3-2-1 for TV's Ready Steady Go! was lead singer with Manfred Mann from 1963 to 1966 before launching a solo career and starring in the film Privilege playing a rock star.

He also starred in Conduct Unbecoming in the West End and on Broadway, enjoyed roles in West End musicals including Cats and Joseph, and became a familiar face on TV in the early 1990s in the children's series Uncle Jack.

Paul has also enjoyed a parallel career as a presenter of radio programmes mainly focusing on rhythm and blues and currently presents his own show on BBC Radio 2 each Monday evening.

Tickets are available for The Manfreds at the Jam House, priced at just £5.00, by calling 0131 226 4380 or by booking online at

Guests are advised to book early in view of the anticipated high demand. 

The Manfreds line-up: from left to right, Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe, Tom McGuinness, Paul Jones, Simon Currie, Mike D'Abo and Mike Hugg

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