Man (band)

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Man (also known as The Manband)[1] are a rock band from Wales.

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OriginMerthyr Tydfil, Wales
Years active19681976, 1983present
Past members

The group were formed in November 1968 by Micky Jones (guitar and vocals), Deke Leonard (guitar and vocals), Clive John (keyboards and vocals), Ray Williams (bass guitar) and Jeff Jones (drums), in Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, out of previous local band The Bystanders. They were active through to 1976 with an ever-changing personnel, the last line-up consisting of Jones and Leonard with John McKenzie (bass), Terry Williams (drums) and Phil Ryan (keyboards). Amongst others, Martin Ace (guitar and bass) had a significant spell with group. They released 9 studio albums including the UK charting albums Back into the Future (#23), Rhinos, Winos and Lunatics (#24) and the live album Maximum Darkness (#25). Their musical style is rock encompassing elements of psychedelia and progressive, and they are noted for their extended live improvisations.

The group reformed in 1983 with Jones, Leonard and Ace being joined by new drummer John Weathers. The band are presently active, with Ace being the only ever-present member after further personnel changes. They have released a further 8 studio albums.

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