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.
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersDecember 12th, 2017 at 9:57am
I'll be doing my solo thing at these joints toward the end of November!
SUN 26th: River Republic
These will be my last shows for 2017 before focussing on completing my new body of work.
Excited for things to come!

Image: Will Schweinfurth
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersDecember 12th, 2017 at 9:57am
This SATURDAY, my band and I will be hanging loose at the V & A Waterfront Amphitheatre.
This FREE show kicks off at 7PM sharp!
Let's get it!

Image: Gun Street Mag
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersDecember 12th, 2017 at 9:57am
I'll be playing a special stripped down set this FIRST THURSDAY at Baran"s Kurdish Restaurant Shisha Lounge for a unique Mayor's First Thursday event featuring different music and visual exhibitions- including performances by Jitsvinger , Travisto , Bongani Sotshononda and a whole lot more!
Showcases begin at 7pm and Entrance is FREE.
Let's kick it!

Image: ItsNot Phair 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