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A NEW BEGINNING......
« on: November 25, 2008, 06:28:26 PM »
Good afternoon everyone,

I am writing to inform you that their have been a series of changes in the band over the past 24 hours.  Martin Ace has left the group to form a new outfit, Phil Ryan has also disbanded.  Myself and Bob will continue to play as MAN with a new line-up.  We hope that you can continue to support the group in this difficult time.  We look forward to performing MAN music old and new, as well as looking towards recording new material in the new year.

I wish Martin and Phil all the best for the future.

MAN apologize for any inconvenience caused by the band during the cancellation of the recent gigs, we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Best Wishes,

George Jones.

Man's first gig of the new year will be at the 100 club on Friday 10th April.


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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2008, 06:50:05 PM »
Well, Man were No1 at Cherry Red, the new line up was beginning to bed down, and they had just completed a new album, so we should have known they'd shoot themselves in the foot again. I must admit alram bells were ringing when they announced they had opted to go into the studio instead of play gigs this Autumn. Not the choice of the quintessential live band I've tried to follow all these years.  ??? Exasperated of Edinburgh.
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2008, 06:53:27 PM »
I'd like to wish the new Manband the very best for the future.

I'm glad the band are continuing after the uncertainty of recent weeks. I think the band is in good hands with George and Bob and I look forward to seeing the band in the new year and hearing the new material.

All the best guys


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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2008, 07:33:46 PM »
Good luck to the new Manband from Unstately Nationsounds Manor!

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 08:19:12 PM »
Well you know what they say, 'old wine in new bottles'...its the stuff of life.....Im sure future a new line-up  will work as long as the songs are as good as the core of 'Diamonds & Coal', keep on trucking boys...anything to kill teevee!!!
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2008, 08:27:35 PM »
Well, there's news now..
 Good luck and best wishes to the Manband members, old and new..
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2008, 08:29:04 PM »
..alram..

Must be one of those "age" things..
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2008, 08:41:58 PM »
Oops, that would be the Slade Skool of Speeling ... thanks, Dna Snigh, for pointing that out!
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2008, 08:49:04 PM »
 ;) Well George the ship is in your hands now , steer her well my friend , good luck , and if we can be of any help you know where we are!

all the best  to you and Bob

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2008, 08:57:55 PM »
Just like to be the latest to offer my support and best wishes to the next incarnation of MAN. Looking forward to seeing the new line-up somewhere in Swansea soon.

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2008, 09:57:39 PM »
I'm bitterly disappointed I may never see Phil Ryan again. However, that's made up by reading the ship is in the hands of George and Bob.   Two fine musicians and self effacing lovely fella's. I've long felt that with their talents and ages they should be kicking on with their own careers in a different band. Maybe under the name of Man, they can now do this. I would go well out of my way to support them. Frankly, I feel pleased with this. Good luck George and Bob!

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2008, 11:06:17 PM »
Sad to read the news,im sure everybody will continue to support the band,good luck to you George & Bob ,im sure you will do the Manband proud, best of luck to Martin,Josh ,& Phil with their new ventures ...
Im just putting some news on the other bands page hopefully to cheer you all up a bit.
       
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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2008, 11:21:43 PM »
Good luck to George and Bob and the others,wont be too easy getting the right people for the legendary band.You can do it

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2008, 12:08:27 AM »

I am writing to inform you that their have been a series of changes in the band over the past 24 hours.  Martin Ace has left the group to form a new outfit, Phil Ryan has also disbanded.  Myself and Bob will continue to play as MAN with a new line-up.  We hope that you can continue to support the group in this difficult time.  We look forward to performing MAN music old and new, as well as looking towards recording new material in the new year.


Wow, wasn't expecting that news, even in the present climate...... although in hindsight it was always going to be difficult continuing with Martin and Phil living in different countries. I wish them both well in any new ventures they get involved in.
It's down to George and Bob to take the band forward now.....I guess its all about getting the mix of the new musicians right.
I'm personally quite excited by this if they choose the new members well, with Man's fourtieth anniversary coming up and the publicity that should create and maybe some new music on the horizon....can only see good things happening for the band.
Looking forward to seeing the band in the New Year.

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Re: A NEW BEGINNING......
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2008, 01:13:53 AM »
Thanks for the update George and very best wishes for the new line up. It's disappointing in some ways as the disbanding line up was sounding so good. It's also exiting and a new combination is something to look forward to.
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