18 April 2017
Manny Walters is a distinct South African Singer-Songwriter with influences rooted deeply in folk, rhythm and blues, and soul.
Manny Walters is supported by his groove machine rhythm section of Asher Gamedze on drums and Rob Scott on Bass “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 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 profoundly resonant in its ability to captivate the listener. Having just released his debut EP with bassist Robert Scott and drummer Asher Gamedze, 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.”