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Elbow, Mano Mclaughlin
13th October 2013

Mano McLaughlin is a Manchester singer songwriter who released his first solo album in 2013 called Peach Got Bones. Elbow front man Guy Garvey has long been an admirer of Mano, even going so far as to call him "one of Britain's best songwriters" in the Guardian newspaper. Mano was 'featured artist of the week' on Guy Garvey's Finest Hour BBC 6 Music radio show and this video collects all Guy's comments, including "Mano McLauglin is a better lyricist than Lou Reed" as well as the full two tracks he aired 'Peach Got Bones' and 'Secret Scarecrow Dance'

Latest Discussion

“My name is Alan Davidson and was in the band MR. ROBINSON with Mano and Steve Lowe from 1986 - 1991. Although I have had no contact with Mano since then, I have followed his career and am not surprised by the success he has had.
I remember Mano as a very creative, inventive person. Great guitarist and singer and writer of some quite unique and inspired lyrics. Can't believe all those years have gone by!
I would be interested to learn a bit of Mano's life, whereabouts etc. since those far off days. Is he married? Got kids? for instance. What area does he live in? If anybody out there can enlighten me, I would be most gratefull.

Thank you Alan
07 Jan 2016
“Hi', my name is Alan Davidson and am trying to get in touch with Mano McLaughlin or David Oldham from the band Mr. Robinson. Can anybody help?
My mobile number is 07513 961907”
04 Feb 2016
“Hiya Alan - David here... you can email me at it'd be great to hear from you mate... its been a long time... Mano is married with two daughters... both of whom appear on his debut solo album Peach Got Bones... loads of his gear is on YouTube... drop me a line for a proper catch up :)”
23 Feb 2016
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