Manny Elias

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Manny Elias
Birth name Manny Elias
Origin Calcutta, India
Genres Rock, hard rock, pop rock, new wave
Occupations Record producer
Instruments Drums
Labels Phonogram
Associated acts Tears for Fears
Interview

Manny Elias (born in 1953) is an Indian-born English drummer, notable for being the original drummer with Tears for Fears during the 1980s.

Originally a member of the rock band Interview[1] from Bath, Somerset. Elias began working with Tears For Fears in 1982 and drummed on the albums The Hurting and Songs From The Big Chair,[2] as well as participating in their subsequent tours. Elias is credited as an official member of Tears for Fears on those two albums, and appears in six of the band's promotional videos from that era. In addition to this, he has co-writing credits on "The Way You Are" and "The Working Hour".

After parting ways with Tears for Fears in 1986, Elias has provided percussion on albums from such artists as Peter Gabriel, Peter Hammill and Julian Lennon. On his Facebook fan page, he revealed his wife authors children's stories.

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  1. ^ "Brain Communications". interviewtheband.com. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter (28 October 2003). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. pp. 1057–1058. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 27 May 2010. 

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