Welcome to the Manband Archive.
Celebrating the past, present and future of the legendary Welsh rock band Man who, this week are: Martin Ace, Phil Ryan, James Beck, Josh Ace and
With roots firmly planted in the fertile ground of the South Wales rock scene, Man were formed in 1968 and, pausing for a brief intake of
breath in the late 1970's, continue as a recording and gigging band to this day.
Man's latest album, 'Reanimated Memories', was released by Esoteric Antenna in February 2015, followed almost immediately by re-mastered and extended
editions of Deke Leonard's first two albums, 'Iceberg' and 'Kamikaze'. The third volume of Deke's autobiography,
'Maximum Darkness' was published by Northdown in December 2013 and a Kindle-only collection
of his writings for the Welsh Connection were published via Amazon in the late spring of 2015.
Along the way many have swung their kit bags on board, leapt into their hammocks and joined the ship's crew. Some have stayed, while some have left and several
have done both. Repeatedly. This site contains many articles on the band's history, memorabilia, recorded works and those of the various friends and relations whose
paths have been crossed at some point. It's a work in progress and perhaps, now the Forth Bridge has at last received a decent lick of paint, one of the few remaining
For the latest Manband news, mixed in with all the scurrilous gossip, rumour and general tom-foolery, please do come and join us on the Manband Forum (see
the Forum link in the left menu).
While the band continues, some elements of its past can never be repeated. RIP: Ray Williams; John Cipollina; Micky Jones; Clive John; Vyvyan Morris, Ken Whaley.