The band experience
Described as a "nice mix of musical pacing with fun arrangements," Manuel the Band has created a style of music that enlightens the listener. Using rock melodies, mixed with jazzy chords, to tell stories like a singer- songwriter, MTB has created a music genre that captures the feelings we've all had and can relate to.
Vocals, Guitar, Keys / Manuel Grajeda
Vocals, Bass, Guitar/ Alex Rodriguez
Pedal Steel, Bass/ George Madrid
Drums, Percussion/ Brandon Charlesworth
Trombone, Trumpet, Percussion/ Richard Fernandez
manuel the band takes first place!
Manuel the Band took first place at the San Diego Battle of the Bands 2017. The judges described the music as a "nice mix of musical pacing with fun arrangements." Of course, the favorite comment was this: " Having multiple singers was rad- not to mention trombone and pedal steel- very cool."
MTB TO feature AT CAFE SEVILLA
Starting in 2010 as the Pizza Pi open mic, the now SOM Open Mic is the second oldest open mic in Long Beach. Now run by Vaughan Risher, and making its way throughout the city at different locations, SOM has found a new home at Cafe Sevilla. MTB will be performing as the featured act as part of inauguration.
While the open mic has gone through many locations, including Rebel Bite and The Wine Bar, Risher says he is "dedicated to keeping it running and providing a gateway for all the budding talent our city has to offer." MTB is humbled to perform at this new location and be part of the next, new chapter.
Having blossomed in Long Beach, MTB makes frequent appearances at local Long Beach events. In the photo above, MTB performs with all seven members at the Long beach Stroll and Savor, which occurs throughout the summer time on 2nd st. Come check it out!
AUGUST 8th: CAFE SEVILLA, LONG BEACH. SOM OPEN MIC PRESENTS: MANUEL THE BAND. 9PM
AUGUST 9TH: THE WINE BAR, LONG BEACH. 7:30pm
AUGUST 12TH: BRIX ON SUNSET, SUNSET BEACH. 3PM