The unmistakeable brand of Rock n Roll distilled into 3 minutes of mayhem with Tom’s “Bastard lovechild of Little Richard and Tina Turner fostered by uncle Springsteen” vocal and all the explosive power, energy and raw electricity of the Icebreakers.
Unleashed and out of control doing what they want, how they want on their own terms and on their own record label Metric Acorn Records. The new album, Perils A Plenty, has been recorded in their own studio with the help of legendary producer and mix engineer Tony Platt (AC DC, Iron Maiden, Bob Marley…) and comes as a follow up to their successful debut of 2008‘s album “Love on the Rails” which featured the breakthrough single „Holly”, BBC Radio 2‘s Record of the week.
“Our record of the week.” - Mark Radcliffe & Stuart Marconi (Radio 2)
“I put it on and thought this is the stuff!” - Phil Jupitus (Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music)
Tom Mansi and the Icebreakers are Paul White on guitar, Alain Man on keys, James Johnston on drums and Tom Mansi slinging the upright bass and handling lead vocals. Having met many years ago, while playing for a North London youth big band this quartet has played together in various Jazz, Boogie Woogie and Rock n‘ roll groups ever since.
While all four members have extensive background working as sessions musicians, Mansi in particular has developed a wealth of music and life experience playing gigs in theatre pits, jazz clubs, and studio sessions for artists as diverse as Sugababes and Goldcut.
“Watching them was the damndest most exciting thing I'd seen in ages!” - Blues in London
More recently, Mansi joined Scottish folk legend Donovan and surreal filmmaker David Lynch on a US tour which intriguingly combined music with lectures on transcendental meditation and world peace. Since, Mansi and the band have been touring the UK and Germany supporting the likes of Son of Dave, The Sadies, and The Heavy. Having made festival appearances at the Big Chill, Secret Garden Party, Larmer Tree and Glastonbury amongst others, the band has played more than 100 UK and European shows in 2009/2010 so far. After a very successful UK seaside busking tour promoting their British Seaside single ‘Donkey, Punch and Judy’ they have plenty more UK gigs as well as a German tour in their calendar.
A video for ‘Donkey, Punch and Judy’ is a riotous Carry On style video that is a must see on Youtube.