If I was being picky I’d say this concert fell some distance short of the standard that can be achieved by a classic Manfreds show.

But what it lacked in polish was more than compensated for by exemplary musicianship, good humour and sheer force of personality.

With three original members - vocalist and harmonica player Paul Jones, guitarist Tom McGuinness and keyboards player Mike Hugg - this re-formed version of sixties chartbusters Manfred Mann, show just what that group achieved more than 40 years ago.

The veteran trio are joined by Jones and McGuinness’ Blues Band colleague Rob Townsend on drums , Marcus Cliffe on bass and Simon Currie on saxophone.

They delivered a predictable collection of Manfred Mann hits that ranged from Doo Wah Diddy Diddy and 54321 to Pretty Flamingo, Just Like A Woman and The Mighty Quinn.

But arrangements were augmented with excellent guitar, bass and sax solos. The harmonica, drum and keyboard work helped raise the game as of course did Jones’ inimitable vocals.

The evening was given a little light and shade by some slightly more obscure B sides, some excursions into jazz, blues and a little bit of soul plus a whole bundle of audience participation. Maybe not a vintage night but good one all the same.