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MANUEL THE BAND

“room for complication”

OUT NOW!!!!

 
 

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 Young the Giant. The band’s lineup consists of Manuel Grajeda (Guitars/Vox) Brandon Charlesworth (Drums), George Madrid (Pedal Steel), Richard Fernandez (Trombone), Kevin Nowacki (Bass), and Matt Kalin (Saxophone).

 
 
 
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Room For Complication

by Manuel The Band
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TOUR DATES

August 11th: Malibu Cafe w/ Mike Moody (acoustic)

August 13th: Surf City Nights, Huntington Beach. 5-9pm

August 16th: Boathouse Collective, Costa Mesa, CA. 8pm

August 17th: Hyatt Hotel, Huntington Beach, CA

August 18th: Malibu Cafe w/ Mike Moody (acoustic)

August 22nd: Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles. 10pm.

August 24th: Long Beach Brewfest, Long Beach, CA. 12pm.

August 25th: Malibu Cafe w/ Mike Moody (acoustic)

September 2nd: Shoreline Village, Long Beach, CA

September 14th: SoFar Sounds, San Diego.

September 20th: Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

September 21st: Hyatt Hotel, Huntington Beach, CA

October 19th: Burning Dan Music Festival, Landers, CA

November 16th: Big Rock Pub, Indio, CA. 8pm

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ACCOmplishments

 

 
 
 
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Manuel The Band at Music Tastes Good, 2018.

“From the mountain of curly hair on top of drummer Brandon “Fro Bro” Charlesworth’s head to the fire behind the glasses of veteran jazz saxophonist Matt Kalin, each member of the sextet looks like they belong in an entirely different genre of music. Independently, they all sound just as different as they appear, but somehow the diverse hurricane of music swirls around frontman (and namesake) Manuel Grajeda’s indie rock sensibilities for a very danceable and soulful blend unlike anyone else who ever shares a bill with them.”

-Josh Chesler, OC Weekly

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MTB TAKES IT TO THE VAN

MTB Delivered an awesome performance at Music Taste Good that was followed up by a jam session at Jam in the Van! The group recorded three songs: “Casual Love,” “Thinking of You,” and “Strong Independent Woman.” The band featured with some of their closest musicians including Mike Moody and Thomas DaVinci.

It isn’t often that folks like myself happen to catch a band they know nothing about and get completely blown away. This my friends, is one of those times. I first caught this eclectic 5 piece at the finals for the 2018 CV Music Showcase where they placed 2nd after Willdabeast and Desert Rhythm Project, (which is a feat for which there is no shame). The flow of their set takes the audience on a beautifully structured, melodic journey with a sound that is sensuously palatable to pretty much anyone. Showcasing multiple genres skillfully and seamlessly, a Manuel the Band show is something you could take your parents to or your kids to and everyone would love it. That’s not to imply that they don’t have any edge because that is certainly something they have plenty of.
-Esther Sanchez, CV Weekly
— http://coachellavalleyweekly.com/manuel-the-band-long-beach-group-takes-the-desert-by-storm/
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You'll Be Fine

by Manuel The Band