South African singer/songwriter Manny Walters may describe his sound as ‘electric rhythm & blues / garage soul’, but, whatever designation you choose to apply, one thing is clear – Manny Walters is imbued with an intuitive and instinctive musicality that is rare indeed in its authenticity and gravitas.

2016 saw him perform with his band at Rocking the Daisies, MACUFE Rock Festival alongside Gangs of Ballet, Just Jinjer and Wonderboom as well as opening for Karen Zoid at the Paul Cluver Forest Amphitheatre in Grabouw.

Influenced by greats such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Tracy Chapman and Sly Stone, Walters delivers his socially conscious and intelligently poised lyricism with the kind of passionate, soulful intensity that is as timeless in its ambition as it is inspirational in its contemporary appeal. The grit-flecked, raw soul of his commanding voice is profoundly resonant in its ability to captivate the listener.

Walters is the kind of emerging artist who will readily find favor with those who desire music that appeals to the conscience just as easily as it satisfies the soul. With a debut album released in 2015, he is currently in studio with a new offering due for release in 2017.

Manny Walters

Manny Walters is a distinct South African Singer-Songwriter with influences rooted deeply in rhythm and blues, rock , and soul music.
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Manny WaltersOctober 22nd, 2017 at 6:52pm
This THURSDAY, My band and I, hit the city with some soul noise once more! Catch us throwing down at the next instalment of Now Now Just Now presents: //The Floor #6: Manny Walters & Taleswapper//
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersOctober 22nd, 2017 at 6:52pm
Stepping out of the writing vault for a minute to hit the city with some soul noise. Catch me at The House Of Machines this THURSDAY evening for a special stripped down solo performance. Music starts at 9PM!

Let's kick it.

Image: Natasha Louw
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersOctober 22nd, 2017 at 6:52pm
This SATURDAY, my band and I, will be throwing down at Muizenberg Festival's Big Bash!
Dope music going down all night and we're up at 10PM!
If you're in the surrounds, let's get it?
Image: Lorna D Photography

Live performance video at the Inaugural @sofarsounds Cape Town event is now live. Check it!

RT @afropunk: @MannyWalters battles his demons in eerie solitude in video for soulful new track "Hear Me Now" http…
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First band show of the year is this THURSDAY at The House of Machines //21h30// FREE entrance! MannyWalters photo

Final band show for 2016 is going down at @BEERHOUSE this Saturday! Entrance is FREE! MannyWalters photo