Their culture was dying, and their music was on it's way out. Something had to be done. They could no longer stand idly by. They were chomping at the bit to play rock and roll. They needed to do their part to help save this wonderful music that so defined their lives. So they formed a band. And they went out into the world and played live. Five white boys, bangin' on toys....and they would call themselves ... Manitoba!
Born and raised in New York City, Manitoba's punk/hard rock roots date back to CBGB and beyond. Led by former Dictators, Manitoba's Wild Kingdom, and occasional DKT/MC5 frontman Handsome Dick Manitoba, the band is is comprised of a mighty crew. Ross The Boss (Dictators, Manowar, Manitoba's Wild Kingdom) on lead guitar teams up his with pal, guitarist Daniel Rey (Ramones songwriter and producer, Ronnie Spector, MWK). Add JP "Thunderbolt" Patterson (Dictators, MWK) absolutely smashing the drum kit and big, bad Dean "The Dream" Rispler's (Murphy's Law) pounding bass to the mix and there you have it...Two great guitar players and a killer, melodic, throbbing rhythm section led by the world's greatest entertainer. MANITOBA. Simple. Unpretentious. Loud. Fun. The way it's SUPPOSED to be!
Following a sold and out epic NYC debut in January, and recent support dates with Guns N' Roses and Dick Dale, Manitoba is ready to take the main stage once again this fall when they head to New York's Studio at Webster Hall for an exclusive one-night only headlining performance on September 22nd.
Saturday, September 22nd @ The Studio at Webster Hall New York, NY