the tribute to ELP
Welcome back, my friends, to the show that never ends...
We want everyone to stay safe in
these challenging times.
Wash your hands a LOT, don't touch your face & be aware of your proximity to others - social distancing.
We know you've heard this before,
but it bears constant repeating.
We will post any changes to our
calendar as they occur.
We love you all and thank you for
& live music in general.
A 4 piece, NY/NJ based band paying tribute to the extraordinary musical legacy left by the late Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & still surviving Carl Palmer.
Haven't updated the News in a while - much has happened. We've changed our lineup - Glenn Dove, Ed Wenzel & Dean Baron have since graduated! We welcome John "Little John" Cristando (formerly of Spartacus & UnderCover) & Robert "Bob" Sole (from Streetfighter, Full House & Cold Spring Harbor) to our family. They bring new elements to our show that I know you'll enjoy & I'm anxious for all y'all to see them in action.
Also, during the current hiatus, we're putting together some explosive "new" material that I anticipate we'll debut in the summer when shows resume. It's no secret, since I've been putting teasers out on FB, that we'll be performing Pirates & Karn Evil 9 3rd impression. I promise you will not be disappointed!
Please like & follow us on Facebook, check our calendar for shows near you & please buy tix in advance whenever possible to show the venues the public demand for ELP's music.
Mar 27, 2020
Jan 19, 2019
We were originally scheduled for a fantastic show at The Heights at Brother Vic's tonite, but the all-powerful meteorologists had other plans. Our show has been postponed to Saturday, February 2. All purchased tix will be honored. This just gives everybody a little more time to prepare for the show. Hope to see y'all there!
Jan 9, 2019
Happy New Year, everyone. Manticore is going to dominate the northeast USA in 2019. See below for our full schedule so you can keep up with us and help spread the word. We'll be adding new material over the course of the year - hopefully you'll find it as shocking as you find some of our present repertoire. Keep checking in and always let us know your thoughts. Have a great year
Sept 2, 2018
So things are moving along nicely. Oct 13 show at Evening Star Concert Hall is all set. Dec 1 show at Debonair Music Hall is locked in. Joe Nardulli's outstanding original prog rock band, Ad Astra, will be playing an opening set for us. Tix are on sale already. Both show will be a full 2 sets of Manticore. Over 2 hours of solid Emerson Lake & Palmer music. It does not get any better than that!!
Come & see the show!
July 2, 2018
Thanks for checking out the new Manticore website. As of today we are officially up and running. This is the place you can come for anything regarding developments with the band. You can come here for news about new shows, songs, videos, pix, new equipment or general gossip. Thanks again for helping to keep the legacy of Emerson, Lake & Palmer alive.
- Manticore - a tribute to ELP
- Knife Edge
- Manticore - a tribute to ELP
I saw the Yes tribute “Awaken” last night at the Jones Beach Bandshell, and before the show you’re name was being dropped around the place like crazy, in conjunction with words like awesome, fantastic, and incredible. A lot of people think you’ve captured the sound, feel, and essence of ELP so well that it’s scary. Comparisons were made as to the effect that you guy’s are to ELP as “The Musical Box” is to early Peter Gabriel era Genesis. The only other ELP tribute I know of right now honorable of mention is in England, they’re called “Noddys Puncture”.......
You’ve got the sound down completely, well mixed and balanced, it really is amazing!!!! Thanks for keeping the torch burning brightly.
I went to your page and watched it <Manticore promo video>... You guys are really good.... I love ELP.... and Manticore does them justice....
Andrew J M Noto
Just listened to your version of Hoedown which sounds so true to the original. Glad to know that someone is out there playing this material and keeping the legacy alive.
...we checked out Emerson, Lake & Palmer tribute band Manticore for their very first show. They did a great job playing the mere-mortal defying music of ELP, with a great set list including Tarkus, Jerusalem, Knife Edge, among others…I particularly enjoyed hearing Benny The Bouncer lead in to the entire First Impression of KE9. The sound system was excellent, and I loved the moogy highs & lows. I met Robert Shepard last summer in England at The Keith Emerson Celebration Concert, and it turns out he’s quite the badass keyboard player - well done!
Cover artist for soon-to-be-released Keith Emerson LA tribute dvd
Official photographer & Tshirt designer for Keith Emerson Celebration Concert
Henniker, New Hampshire
You guys played a perfect debut performance and amazed this old progger! Simply stellar! Rock on ... PLEEEEEASE!
Henry Diaz, Jr
2 Worlds Music Studio, co-owner
Bassist & Audio Engineer
It was definitely worth the two-hour journey to Long Island for the debut of Manticore, a tribute to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer! This quartet features my dear friend and Tinseltown Rebellion bandmate, Bob Trewhella, on guitar and lead vocal, and my "big brother" and keyboard hero, Robert Shepard, in the very formidable role of Emerson.
City Canyons Records
School of Rock
Booking: Rob Shepard
Press: Rob Shepard