Legendary pioneers of British Rhythm and Blues, The Manfreds, have announced an enormous UK tour for 2020 - featuring special guest Georgie Fame.

The tour will bring Rhythm and Blues nostalgia, along with their greatest hits, all across the country - including a night at the Wycombe Swan on November 25.

Comprised of 32 shows, the tour begins in Folkestone on October 15, with stops in Liverpool, London, Birmingham, and many more before the final show in Peterborough on November 28.

Manfred Mann formed in London in 1962, quickly finding success with their breakout single 5-4-3-2-1, recorded for groundbreaking TV pop show Ready Steady Go!

Following this, Manfred Mann went on to score three number one hits in the UK, as well as 13 more in the Top 10, with their first number one Do Wah Diddy Diddy Diddy landing them in the vanguard of the British pop invasion of America alongside The Beatles and The Animals.

Following several more hits including Pretty Flamingo, a track which was often played by Bruce Springsteen during the early years of his career, and Bob Dylan’s Mighty Quinn, by the end of the 60s, the band members had decided to pursue their own separate musical directions, resulting in the disbanding of Manfred Mann.

Fast forward 20 years later to 1991, several original members of the band reformed as The Manfreds, in celebration of Tom McGuiness’ 50th birthday and surrounding a compilation of Manfred Mann’s classic hits.

The line-up now features the original Manfred Mann singer Paul Jones alongside founding members Mike Hugg and Tom McGuiness. Also joining the all-star line-up is Paul Jones’ 1966 replacement Mike d’Abo, responsible for penning the classic tracks Build Me Up Buttercup, and Handbags and Gladrags, most famously covered by Rod Stewart, Chris Farlowe and Stereophonics and used as the theme tune to the UK TV series The Office; as well as Simon Currie and Marcus Cliffe, who have previously worked with the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, and Rod Stewart.

The group will be performing some of their most loved songs, with their timeless hits Do Wah Diddy…, Pretty Flamingo, Sha La La, and, of course, 5-4-3-2-1 to be played alongside the individual hits that brought the artists solo success. This includes Mike d’Abo’s solo-penned hits, as well as the McGuinness Flint classic When I’m Dead and Gone.

Joining The Manfreds is the iconic Georgie Fame. First shooting into the charts as the founding member of Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames, he went on to achieve three UK Number One singles Yeh Yeh, Get Away and The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.

With his much-loved blend of Jazz and Rhythm & Blues, Georgie Fame has consistently worked in the highest musical circles and has become an icon of the British music scene, having collaborated with the likes of Van Morrison and Bill Wyman.

The Manfreds come to the Wycombe Swan on November 25. Get your tickets now - call the ticket office on 01494 512 000 or go online to www.wycombeswan.co.uk.