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The Manic Shine / Bio


The Manic Shine are a rock band unlike any you will ever have heard. With a vast sound that links progressive alt/rock with atmospheric synth noise they combine incredible guitar solos, time signature changes and a heart-pounding groove to deliver an inebriating wall of metamorphic art rock.

The four-piece from north London look forward to a busy 2013 in support of their fan-funded album 'Let Go Or Be Dragged'.

Guitarist (Orren Karp) and drummer (Tamir Karp) were born at the foot of the Golan Heights, Israel, where their Scottish mother met their Israeli father. Ozzie (or Osama Alexander Rodgers) was born in London, but was raised in Dubai by his Syrian mother and English father. James Hutchison hails from the leafy and exotic region of Reading. All four have degrees in music and they bring a vast, impressive knowledge of their instruments to their work.

Their first single Pretend from their self released debut album 'Blindsider' had support from NME, BBC Introducing's Tom Robinson and a host of blogs. The Manic Shine have supported Carl Barat and The Maccabees and play regularly in clubs across the UK. Their extensive touring has built them a fanatical fanbase, who helped the band finance the recording of their second album through a crowd funding website.

The band enlisted producers The Animal Farm to produce the album, which was recorded completely live, without a click track, without any Protools gimmickry. 'Let Go Or Be Dragged' features a young rock band with the chops to go where other bands have no business even trying.... The Manic Shine are a rock band unlike any you will ever have heard.

General Info

Band Members
Ozzie Rodgers - Lead Guitar/Vocals, Hutch Hutchison - Bass, Orren Karp - Guitars/Backing Vocals, Tamir Karp - Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals
Artist Name
The Manic Shine
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Active Since
Alternative / Blues / Rock

Contact Info

London, UK
Ville Leppanen