Mobile, Alabama, USA

We're a rock band with a focus on instrumentation and songwriting. We mainly make pop/mainstream rock and progressive rock songs. We aim to become pop-prog.


ManDown started in 2004. It started with cousins Kevin McKeown (bassist) and Paul Lewis (guitarist). In 2005, Ben Ivey (drummer) and Locke Bowers (singer) joined the group, bringing their different thought patterns and unique tastes to round out the fresh sound that goes into the band's writing process.

First and foremost, they are musicians. Since their beginning, they've stressed writing music that's new and different - music that doesn't seclude one specific genre. They're a band that likes to write songs that are fun to listen to. They like to write songs that are truly original; and if they're not original, they're probably just fun to move to.

They're not a band that takes themselves too seriously, but they do have big plans in the future. This is overly apparent in the manner that they conduct themselves at shows. This is a band that can be extremely impressive and leave you laughing your way out the door when the night's over.

Make an effort to come see this band. They're talented and fun to watch like monkeys at the zoo.

-Mark Twain


A Hazy Waste

Written By: ManDown

Every now and then I throw caution to the wind
To see if I can find the reason why I've been
So reluctant to finally begin
Livin' my life like it will actually end

If I had a dime for every single bowl
That took away from me the chance to further grow,
It might illustrate to me the immensity of the toll I've paid, but I'd probably just go and buy some more to roll

My own fault I'm disgraced when I look at my face. Regret...

I wish that in the past, everyday I awoke.
Ambitious energies were what was hence evoked,
But instead I'd head to fraternize with my blokes,
And watch my potential vanish
In a puff of smoke


"Nice Use of Brown" out February.

Set List

The Shiv
Ode to Enzyte
Nice Use of Brown
The Commandments
So Much For Trust!
This Teet
A Hazy Waste
Dance, Monkey!!