Manuel The Band
Emerging from Long Beach,CA the Rock-Jazz-Americana group, Manuel The Band, was founded by songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Manuel Grajeda. The band’s lineup consists of Brandon Charlesworth (Drums), George Madrid (Pedal Steel), Richard Fernandez (Trombone), Kevin Nowacki (Bass), and Matt Kalin (Saxophone). Manuel The Band has made an impression on the Southern California music scene with a unique sound stemming from influences such as John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band and Gram Parsons. Described as “a breath of fresh air” by Julie Montante of Coachella Valley Weekly, Manuel The Band has fused an unorthodox range of instruments not normally seen in the pop-music genre. Manuel The Band’s first single “Casual Love” (release May 2018) was recorded by Shea Thompson of Sonic Rockets Studio, mixed by Eric Corne, and mastered by Mark Chalecki. The single achieved positive reviews from Ear to Ground Music and Buzz Music LA, describing it as “distinctly modern with clear tone and clever lyrics.” Manuel The Band’s energetic live show secured them on the Music Tastes Good music festival in Long Beach, CA on September 29th with artists such as James Blake, New Order and Joey Bada$$. They are currently recording their follow up EP with award winning engineer/ producer Eric Corne (Forty Below Records). The band aims to carve a new niche in the pop music scene. Follow Manuel The Band on Facebook, Instagram and Spotify for more up coming shows and music: @manueltheband.