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. 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. Influenced by Richie Havens, Prince, 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 profoundly resonant in its ability to captivate the listener. Having released his debut EP ”Anecdotes” and a new album in production, 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.
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersAugust 18th, 2017 at 9:46pm
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?
Tickets: https://goo.gl/m2vSN9
Image: Lorna D Photography
Manny Walters
Manny WaltersAugust 18th, 2017 at 9:46pm
Thrilled to have been part of the Inaugural Sofar Sounds Cape Town Event last month. Here is a small insert from the evening!
It's called "My Own Fault".
Special thanks to Sofar Sounds and everyone involved.
Manny Walters
Manny Walters - My Own Fault | Sofar Cape Town
Manny Walters performing "My Own Fault" at Sofar Cape Town on June 22nd, 2017 Click here to come to a show in your city: http://www.sofarsounds.com/signup Fo...
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Manny Walters
Manny WaltersAugust 18th, 2017 at 9:46pm
This SATURDAY, my band and I will be supporting Southern Wild at the launch of their debut album! We join a dangerous line-up featuring The BLACK CAT BONES and Stoker - Excitement be riding high!
It's all going down at The Mercury Live - CTN and you should definitely come hang loose with us!
Peep the event right here and be sure to grab them tickets:
Event: Southern Wild Album Launch
Tickets: http://southernwild.nutickets.co.za/5232

Live performance video at the Inaugural @sofarsounds Cape Town event is now live. Check it!
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RT @afropunk: @MannyWalters battles his demons in eerie solitude in video for soulful new track "Hear Me Now"
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First band show of the year is this THURSDAY at The House of Machines //21h30// FREE entrance! https://t.co/drrAO4z7so MannyWalters photo

Final band show for 2016 is going down at @BEERHOUSE this Saturday! Entrance is FREE! https://t.co/Z1UpC8R9TM MannyWalters photo