Mike d’Abo 'A Mann and his Music'

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Last Show: Thursday 20 th January 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

MIKE d'ABO's appearance at Holborn's PizzaExpress on Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th January 2022, promises to be a keenly anticipated event, when he entertains the audience with his new show entitled 'A Mann and his Music'. Featuring his biggest hits from his years singing with Manfred Mann, including 'The Mighty Quinn', (the band's 3rd No1 hit), he'll also be performing his two classic compositions 'Handbags & Gladrags' and 'Build Me Up Buttercup', which helped establish his legendary songwriting reputation. Singing at the piano, accompanied by his old friend Dick Cadbury on bass, Mike looks forward to sharing a wealth of golden memories, guaranteed to generate a highly entertaining evening of musical nostalgia.

Mike d'Abo first came to prominence in 1966, when he replaced Paul Jones as lead singer with Manfred Mann. Seven Top 10 hits followed - 'Just Like A Woman', 'Semi Detached SuburbanN Mr James', 'HA! HA! Said The Clown', 'Fox On The Run', 'My Name is JAck', 'Ragamuffin Man' - with 'The Mighty Quinn' becoming the band's 3rd No.1 hit, (after 'Do Wah Diddy' & 'Pretty Flamingo'). 

However, Mike went on to achieve even greater success as a songwriter, composing the legendary 'Handbags & Gladrags', producing it firstly with CHris Farlowe (1967), and then with Rod Stewart for his first solo album, 'An Old Raincoat Will Never Let You Down' (1969). Then, in 2000, the song sub QUINTET'.