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Song writing from an early age, Manaking form and fronted his first band ‘Kudos’. The band consisting of James ‘Bim’ Johnson (Guitar), Nicolas Blacker (Bass) and Seon King (drums).This ahead of it’s time crossover fusion of rock and rap is largely responsible in sculpting and developing the sounds of Manaking heard today . After only a couple of years together and a hand full of live gigs the then young members of Kudos split away into their individual lives and projects.
While recording demos at Voltage Studio the owner Tim Walker sampled the vocals off one of the ‘Kudos’ songs to use in his own band project Worm. Manaking was then invited to help perform this song live which marked the beginning of the Manaking / Worm relationship as their adopted frontman which for the most part consisted of Manaking wildly Ad-libbing live over pre existing instrumental Worm tracks. Almost 20 years later Manaking still remains with the band (“his side bitch”), although the act now only performs on special occasions. Have you been Wormed? Worm website
“Worm formed in ’97 as an electronic studio experiment. The metal guitars soon crept in and with the addition of ‘Manaking’ on vocals they became a ground-breaking live act. They then released two studio albums through Voltage Records / PHD worldwide and were highly praised in the UK music press.”
Born 1st March 2016. The World will never be the same again.
Follower, a 5-piece alternative rock band hailing from Guildford.
CIRCUS 66 is a rock band bursting with funk infused blues, & shaken up with a dose of classic rock overtones. With sterling musicianship, powerhouse vocals, and enough groove to sink a battleship, CIRCUS 66 deliver a show you won’t regret or forget in a hurry.
Starting out as a studio project, The Death Alley Drivers is the creation of singer/songwriter Nathan Harris who formed the band in early 2018. The following year TDADs released the video for the single Rotten Apple which gained some attention especially
Iago Banet was born in Galicia in the north-west of Spain. At the age of seventeen, having been a music-addict for many years, he found a classical guitar at home and taught himself chords. That year, Banet was given his first electric guitar. Shortly after, he began to form bands with friends and play gigs.
Banet formed his first serious band, The Electric Basement Band, in 1998. They played 1970’s rock at venues across Madrid, and were heavily influenced by The Allman Brothers Band.
Banet has since played in many bands, recording and touring across Spain. Some of the bands were personal projects: Los Lombardi (Surf music), Los Hermanos Zapruder (Blues Rock), Califa Swing (Gypsy Jazz), Swingtomatiques (Gypsy Jazz) and Michael & Landon (Gypsy Jazz Country). Others, he played and recorded with as a session musician. These included Mr. Dixie (Dixieland Swing), Lou Reyes y los Astros (Rockabilly), Los Mustang Charros (Tex-Mex), Colt 45 (Country), Cristian Escuredo (Pop) and Xiana Lastras (Folk).
In 2014, Banet moved to London in search of new avenues, challenges and projects to develop his career. He formed the rockabilly band The Boo-Hoos, and recorded an EP which was the Spotlight on September 2015’s issue of Blues Magazine. The band performed at venues and festivals across the UK. He has also played as session musician on projects including Old Street Blues (Blues) and Karen Grace (Folk), amongst others.
Banet is currently playing with JFK Blue with which he has recorded two albums, Rough Round the Edges and Out of the Blue; and Deep Blue Sea with which has recorded a live album Live it up, which was featured in both Blues in Britain and Blues Matters. They are currently recording a new studio album.
In addition to this, Banet is building his project as a solo instrumentalist, inspired by the work of Chet Atkins and Tommy Emmanuel, and he has just recorded his first album A Sunset Wine, which he is currently showcasing at venues across the UK.