News from the official Manning website. We are pleased to announce that former MANNING guitarist extraordinaire, David Million is returning to the fold for both Elektrik and Akoustik work!
A Statement From David Million
Following a successful appearance at the Cambridge Rock Festival in 2009,
My relationship with Guy has always been dynamic but underpinned by a tremendous sense of being on the same page. Our work together on Anser’s Tree, Bilston House and Number Ten provided ample evidence that we are on a similar wavelength and looking ahead, it is exciting to think about the new projects to come.
More important than anything is the knowledge that I can once more stand alongside Guy and play to a loyal fan base that understands and appreciates the work that goes into making this kind of music. The thing I have missed the most has been the warmth and support of some lovely people who turn out in the most unholy weather conditions, travel great distances and show their affection for Guy and the band.
There is a distinct sense of coming home in all of this but things have moved on, the music is more dynamic, the playing is even better and the line-up change means that I will have my work cut out. With a band this good and knowing that Guy is ready to deliver even better material than before, it seems like a worthwhile endeavour indeed and to say I am fizzing with anticipation, is something of an understatement.
It’s been 3 years since I wandered off but the bond that exists between me and Guy is as strong as it ever was. He writes great music, inspires my playing and he can reach out to a wide audience and hold them spellbound with his music and his lyrics. Being a part of that relationship was and still is a privilege. I predict more great music, great live entertainment and ceaseless banter as Manning enters its next incarnation.
I wish Chris and Kev the very best as they venture forth into their own new territory and promise to safeguard their musical legacy (and my own, for that matter) with Manning. I also look forward to reacquainting myself with Guy’s fans and friends."
Last updated by Melodic Revolution Records Aug 23, 2012.