|MAN DOKI SOULMATES to play first ever London show|
|Friday, 06 January 2017 16:00|
MAN DOKI SOULMATES – the prog rock “supergroup” founded in 1992 by Hungarian-born composer/producer Leslie Mandoki with Ian Anderson, Jack Bruce and Al Di Meola – play their first ever London show at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on Friday 3 March.
The date is an exclusive one-off UK show as part of the group’s upcoming three-date European tour and will feature a line-up that includes Anderson, Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Tony Carey (Rainbow), Randy Brecker, John Helliwell (Supertramp), Bill Evans, Udo Lindenberg and Bobby Kimball (Toto).
The “Soulmates” are a unique group of legendary Anglo-American icons – the project is the brainchild of Leslie Mandoki, one of the most influential music producers in Europe who has previously worked with artists from Placido Domingo to Phil Collins and Lionel Richie.
In the early 1970s, Leslie Mandoki was one of the leading voices of the student opposition in communist Hungary. After several arrests, he escaped to Germany, where he became a successful producer working with artists such as Lionel Ritchie and Phil Collins. He founded the Man Doki Soulmates in 1992, since when the band and its revolving line-up of musicians – which over the years has included artists as diverse as Chaka Khan, Nik Kershaw, Greg Lake, Paul Carrack and Peter Frampton – has released five studio albums and have had their long history captured in a recent documentary film entitled ‘More Than 20 Years of Man Doki Soulmates’.
Tickets for the London show are on sale HERE.