Inspired by a vast array of performers spanning every genre, The Manor and Friends is a collaboration fueled by psychedelic exploration and emotional articulation. Designed on the basis that band chemistry and emotional expression can outweigh definitive structure and musical complexity, M&F stretches the borders of what is expected of an up and coming band, and is ever adapting to new styles and musical interpretations. Drawing much of their influence from the Grateful Dead, this group often finds themselves jamming for hours on end without stopping for so much as a sip of beer. Having many friends with similar taste in music, the band stemmed out of an already developed fan-base from the early McLane Manor years. Incredible friend support led to the naming of the band, and ultimately the huge increase in booking of shows in the 2015 school year. With a few live events under their belt and a promise for many more to come, this new Morgantown sound is starting to fill the air with good music and even better vibes. Come experience the energy for yourself at a coming event to see what they're all about, and how they get the whole place smiling, laughing and crying at the same time!
2016 proved to be a leap forward for The Manor and Friends as they landed several festival appearances at Camp Barefoot Music and Arts Festival, The Mad Tea Party Jam 5, F.A.R.M Festival, and Pink Moon Festival. On these larger stages, the band was able to bring their high energy performance to larger crowds and showcase their music on the summer festival circuit.