Born 30th June 1949 in Wrexham, North Wales. Andy first picked up the guitar at 13 moving on to play bass ("because someone had to") with a plethora of local bands (The Fore-Winds, Missing Links and The Strangers) before settling in the Silverstone Set. In 1966 the group won Hughie Green's Opportunity Knocks, six weeks running, eventually to be beaten by Freddie Starr. This led to the Silverstone Set playing support to Jimi Hendrix on his first shows in the UK in 1967.This was a moment of epiphany that moved Andy to return to playing guitar in his next venture “The Elastic Band” with his brother Mike now on bass. When Ted "Gus" Yeadon left to join to the Love Affair, the remaining members of the Elastic Band briefly became the backing group for The Scaffold before Andy and Mike finally moved south to London to complete the line-up of a new band, Mayfield's Mule.August 1970 and still only 20, Andy was offered the job with The Sweet. The band had been around for a couple of years with limited success and with Andy now completing the "Classic line-up" The Sweet were about to take over the music world. Andyʼs first gig with The Sweet was on 26th September 1970 at The Windsor Ballroom, Redcar (UK) and the rest as they say is history. In 1978 "Love Is Like Oxygen", written by Andy Scott and Trevor Griffin, won an Ivor Novello nomination in three categories and also took the ASCAP Award that year.
Paul Manzi was born in North London on 6th May 1963.Faced with a choice of careers, he chose performing arts over his other love, tennis and the yearn to be a tennis player!Initially following his dream of playing guitar like his hero Jimmy Page, it was soon discovered that Paul had a distinctive singing voice and found himself more in demand for his vocal prowess than his guitar talents.Having toured with the likes of Ian Paice, Gordon Giltrap and Oliver Wakeman, amongst others, he joined the neo-progressive group Arena in 2010, writing and recording three acclaimed albums with them.He joined Sweet temporarily on the 2014 tour in Australia, playing guitar and keyboards, covering for Tony O'Hora, who was absent for personal reasons.In 2016 Paul was asked to join the newly formed rock group, Cats in Space and recorded two albums with them, with highlights including British Summertime at Hyde Park with Phil Collins and support tours with Thunder, Deep Purple and Status Quo.Finally, in May 2019 he returned to Sweet as a full-time member, moving into the more befitting role of frontman and adding an energetic, rockier edge to both live and recorded performances.
Born 19th July 1967 in Bloxwich near Walsall, in the West Midlands.Lee started to play Bass at the age of 13 & by the time he was 15 was performing on the local pub scene in & around Wolverhampton. He became a Vocalist / frontman quite by accident in 1989, after the band he was with at the time failed to find a singer & since then his voice can be heard on many a recording.In 1997 he landed his first recording deal with the band Native Cain, & over the last two decades recorded over 20 albums Worldwide, with bands like SHY, PHENOMENA, LIONHEART, SIGNAL RED, SNOWFALL, to name a few, as well as releasing 3 successful solo albums.He has also made guest apperances with various artists including Ginger & The Wildhearts & performing backing vocals for 3 albums for Rock legends Magnum.Over the years Lee has also toured as a session guitarist or bass player with various artists from the 60’s,70’s & 80’s, it was on one of these when he first met Andy & The SWEET, he was playing with MUD 2 on a bill that also included The Rubettes.This meeting was quite significant, as when Sweet needed a new bass player, he became the first port of call.Lee became a full time member of SWEET in October 2019.
Born 16th November 1958 in Khulna, Bangladesh Bruce started playing at 6 years old, the son of a celebrated semi-pro drummer, trumpeter and band leader from Glasgow, Scotland. While on their travels abroad Bruce played his first gig with his fatherʼs jazz band at an outdoor cinema in Nigeria aged 8.On returning to Scotland Bruce dabbled with drumming but never really got things going until he moved south to England where he formed a band on his first day at school. Bruce began to get much more serious about playing & joined British Airways pipe band followed by Pride of Murray who were the perennial drum corps champions of England in the late seventies.After deciding on a career in music Bruce broke into the New Wave of British Heavy Metal explosion that was happening at the beginning of the eighties. The band was Weapon who released the much covered Set the Stage Alight. It was through this band that Bruce first met Andy who, in 1982, was producing some of their new Demoʼs and Bruce was by now only guesting on drums. The pair kept in touch & played together in a couple of bar bands in the late eighties leading to Bruce doing some gigs for The Sweet as a stand-in during 1991 before joining the band proper for the ʻAʼ Tour in 1992.Other notable mentions include ; Wildfire with singer Paul Mario Day (The Sweet 1985-87) Statetrooper with singer Gary Barden (MSG) & guitarist Brian Robertson (Thin Lizzy) Praying Mantis with singers Paul DiʼAnno (Iron Maiden), Doogie White (Rainbow & Yngwie Malmsteen) & guitarist Denis Stratton (Iron Maiden)