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
Saxophone, Percussion/Matt Kalin
Bass/ Kevin Wotaki
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."
Residency success at the wine bar, LONG BEACH CA.
The Wine Bar in Long Beach, California has become MTB's newest place to hang out. Over the past few months, MTB has put on shows at the tasteful wine bar. While each show has had a great turnout, the last two dates were beyond words. On August 9th, and 16th, MTB packed the house! For three hours, MTB played along with some other great local artists and bands. Both shows saw great revenue for the bar and furthered cemented MTB's presence in the Long Beach music scene. They look forward to hosting more shows in the future.
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!
October 19th: Clancy's, Long Beach
October 28th: Alzheimer's Association Walk for a Cure, Huntington Beach Board Walk.
November 11th: Alzheimer's Association Walk for a Cure, Anaheim. Angel's Stadium.
November 17th: La Quinta Brewhouse
November 18th: La Quinta Brew Fest