|Did you had a "hero" as teenager?|
|Ian Anderson & Peter Gabriel|
|Roundhay Grammar & Manchester Polytechnic studying Psychology and Sociology.|
|Had you any music lessons?|
|Piano when i was a kid.|
|Occupation / profession(-s)|
|IS Computer Analyst|
|Other musical projects|
|All sorts, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Classical|
|Best album(s) you bought or heard in 2002/2003|
|Flower Kings - Unfold The Future|
|Best album ever:|
|Best live act|
|Peter Gabriel, Tull (1973), Pink Floyd (The Wall), Genesis (The Lamb) the list goes on|
|Casablanca, Close Encounters|
|I like chips in brown gravey
quote by Spike Milligan of the Goons
|Your life besides music:|
|(Girl-) friend, kids, pets:|
|WIfe, 3 kids, 2 cat, 6 finches, I budgie, tank full of goldfish|
|Why do you love your partner so much, what's so special about her /him:|
|She puts up with me...|
|What would you wish for the future:|
You must go to a concert/ gig what would you choose:
Prince or Michael Jackson,[Guy Manning] Either |
Bjork or Enimem,[Guy Manning] Bjork
Roger Waters or David Gilmour,[Guy Manning] Roger Waters
Genesis with Peter Gabriel and Steve Hackett or Peter Gabriel solo[Guy Manning] Genesis
Woodstock ('69) or Live Aid ('84),[Guy Manning] Woodstock
Frank Zappa or The Beach Boys,[Guy Manning] Both!
Yes or Transatlantic,[Guy Manning] Yes
Night of the Proms or Bob Dylan,[Guy Manning] Dylan
Mostly Autumn or Porcupine Tree,[Guy Manning] MA I suppose
Paul Mccartney or the Who,[Guy Manning] Both
The Beatles or the Stones (in the 60-ies),[Guy Manning] Beatles
Manning in a sold out Verviers (350 visitors) in Belgium or Manning as the very first gig of Roskilde 2004 (70.000 screaming fans).[Guy Manning] Me sold out anywhere!
How did you get in contact with Andy?
1992 when I saw him and his band "Gold Frankincense & Disk Drive" which included Guy Manning Guy has worked with me often in the past, including guest appearances on Po90 albums, and full collaboration on the "No More Travelling Chess" project. See for the whole story at www.guymanning.com or check this site ;-)
How was the idea born that members of the Flower Kings should be involved?
Andy played a few gigs with them in the past.
Did you actually played together?
Yes we did some of the parts in my studio.
Was there enough interaction to the scandinavian boys? Was there room to
change things by them?
They changed things alot once they heard the demos and Roine made a very active contribution to all aspects of the album.
Did it need a different approach to record then useally?
Yes we had to send it away and put our parts on remotely ..not all together and we had to discuss the results alot!.
Is there a change will see you all do the Tangent project live?
It would be nice BUT very difficult ot get all of the players together to rehearse and perform it.
It is clearly that The Music That Died Alone is music that has it roots to
the past and this music has influencend you all.
Where bands like Genesis, Yes and Van de Graaf Generator the bands that had
Andy & love this type of music and wanted nothing more than to be a part of the whole history of it and now we are ...
Are there any other projects planned?
Andy & I are writing a 25min piece for the Colossus "Spaghetti project" at the moment. Andy is considering what a Tangent #2 would be like!
Hope this is OK Guy