Mike d’Abo’s musical career began at Harrow School in the early 60’s when he formed A Band of Angels – destined to become London’s favourite Society band.
Greater success followed when he joined Manfred Mann in 1966.
Replacing Paul Jones as lead singer, he sang on a string of hits including:
- Just Like a Women
- Semi Detached Suburban Mr. James
- Ha! Ha! Said the Clown
- My Name is Jack
- Fox on the Run
- Ragamuffin Man
- The Mighty Quinn
The group disbanded in 1969, leaving Mike d’Abo to pursue a solo career.
As a songwriter, Mike d’Abo wrote many International hits including: ‘Build Me Up Buttercup‘ recorded by The Foundations and ‘Handbags and Gladrags‘ recorded by Chris Farlowe, Rod Stewart and The Stereophonics.
In 1992, five former members of Manfred Mann reformed as The Manfreds. The line-up comprised of Paul Jones, Mike d’Abo, Tom McGuinness, Mike Hugg, Mike Vickers, Benny Gallagher and Rob Townsend.
As well as performing with The Manfreds, Mike d’Abo fronts his own society and function band Mike d’Abo & his Mighty Quintet.
Their irresistible repertoire of hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, guarantees to fill the dance floor, making any occasion go with a swing!
With a line up of sax, flute, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, the band pride themselves on striking just the right musical balance to enhance any occasion.
Whether interpreting old standards, swinging gently on easy listening favourites, or raising the roof with pop, soul and rock ‘n’ roll classics, the response is always the same… a packed dance floor!