By Michael Doran
Brian Mannix is bringing the Uncanny X-Men to the Dandenongs as part of their ‘Cos life still hurts’ tour, performing at Belgrave’s Sooki Lounge on Thursday 10 January.
Brian Mannix said his aim is to have a laugh, play the old songs and make sure everyone has a great time.
“We have all the original members of the X-Men together and have already toured up in Queensland, New South Wales and Canberra,” he said. “We always want to put the audience first so it’s great to see people come along who were our fans 30 years ago and still get us now.”
“When they come to the show they feel like they are 17 again so we play the same songs that we did back then. They see the X-Men doing what they remember and start bopping around so we all think we are back in the 80s.”
Brian Mannix has kept his career alive doing a lot of different things, like Dancing with the Stars and Spicks and Specks on TV, writing books, live theatre, concerts and performing in front of 90,000 at the 2006 AFL Grand Final.
“What keeps me going is basically the strong desire to not have to do a real job. I love doing this stuff and I am really grateful to be doing something that I love and enjoy so much.
“We are all fit and well and actually like each other. We live in different states so we don’t get together a lot so being on tour feels like we are 16 again, although we need a lot more sleep these days.”
The band released a new single called ‘Take it from Me’ in April which is available on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.
Bookings can be made to Sooki Lounge on 9754 7567 or www.sookilounge.com.au