Man are a rock band from South Wales whose style is a mixture of West Coast psychedelia, progressive rock, blues and pub rock. Formed in 1968 as a reincarnation of Welsh rock harmony group ‘’The Bystanders’’, Man are renowned for the extended jams in their live performances. Man evolved out of The Bystanders, a successful close harmony pop group from Merthyr Tydfil who played numerous club residencies in Wales, often playing several clubs a night. The Bystanders issued eight singles, including “98.6” (#45 in UK Singles Chart, in February 1967)[1] which featured in the 2009 film, The Boat That Rocked (although Keith’s version was the bigger hit, reaching No. 24 in the UK) and “When Jesamine Goes”, written by their manager Ronnie Scott and Marty Wilde under the pseudonyms of Frere Manston and Jack Gellar, which was later covered by The Casuals as “Jesamine” and got to No. 2 in the UK Chart. They also recorded sessions of cover versions for the BBC as rules restricting needle time required “live” performances between the records during the 1960s;[2] becoming regulars on the ’’Jimmy Young Show’’, “The David Symonds Show” and others

Live at the Marquee 1983 Trailer – Spunk Rock


Many Are Called, But Few Get Up (Live 1975)

Day and Night


Something Is Happening


Revelation – Blind man (Micky Jones, Deke Leonard, Clive John, Ray Williams, Jeff Jones )