Maz Manzini Music

Maz was born in 1982 in Middlesbrough, England; a heritage he remains enormously proud of to this day (despite the wavering fortunes of his beloved Middlesbrough FC).

Music soon established itself at the epicentre of his life - from early head banging sessions to Motorhead's 'Ace Of Spades' to more eclectic exposure to the dynamic influences of the late '80's and '90's - his passion was sealed. Fed and watered by his parents on a rich and varied musical diet, including (amongst many others) The Beatles, Paul Simon, Big Country & Joni Mitchell, Maz soon established a wide and varied musical palette. Having selected the fiddle as his weapon of choice during his early school years, he was soon captivated by a cherry red Stratocaster presented to him on his 14th Birthday. The fiddle has not been seen since…

His musical education ignited by the inspirational song writing skills of Blur and the Foo Fighters (who remain a big influence), Maz was set to play his first gig with band Subliminal at The Tavern (now The Swatter's Carr) on Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough until the entire crowd and the band were turfed out for being underage. The (second) first gig did eventually happen the next week at The Intrepid Explorer a few doors down, who adopted an altogether more lenient approach to fake IDs. Following in the footsteps of his idol Dave Grohl, Maz soon began playing the drums, smashing the tubs with college band "The Fuse" for a couple of years, before taking up bass guitar with "LoveMonkey" and "Logan".

Maz relocated to the south for Uni in 2003, playing solo for a year in some of High Wycombe's grottiest dives before joining power-pop troubadours, "The Wutars", notching up over 300 gigs and appearances alongside the likes of Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Divine Comedy, Frank Turner, Towers Of London & Hayseed Dixie. Seven years of gigging with The Wutars has moulded a consummate live performer who thrives on the energy created between musician and audience. Maz wrote his first song "Alone" aged 14, and now, after 16 years song-writing experience and sound production, is hard at work forging his first collection of solo material for release. It will be a fusion of all that experience, both the good and the bad…
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