MANFRED Mann frontman Mike d‘Abo will perform an intimate show at the Crooked Billet in Stoke
MANFRED Mann frontman Mike d‘Abo will perform an intimate show at the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row on Wednesday, August 12.
A singer and composer, d‘Abo‘s roll call of hits includes
Semi-Detached Suburban Mr James,
Just Like a Woman,
Ha! Ha! Said the Clown,
My Name is Jack, and
Handbags and Gladrags, meanwhile, was also a hit for Rod Stewart, Chris Farlowe and Stereophonics before being chosen by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant as the theme music for The Office.
D‘Abo also wrote
Little Miss Understood and
So Much to Say for Rod Stewart, along with
Build Me Up Buttercup for The Foundations.
He later composed and performed the music for the Peter Sellers film
There‘s a Girl in My Soup (1970).
He played the part of Herod on the original recording of
Jesus Christ Superstar, and featured in a cameo role on the original recording of
On Wednesday, August 12, Mike will talk candidly about his career and play all the hits.
Crooked Billet proprietor Paul Clerehugh said: “This unassuming, down to earth man has made a phenomenal contribution to modern popular music. Hear Mike perform
Handbags and Gladrags in this tiny venue and get goosebumps.“
The Crooked Billet‘s full regular menu will be available on the night, with a £20 music cover charge. For full details or to book, visit www.thecrookedbillet.co.uk