SHE'S GOT SOUL
Jessica Manalo is a Las Vegas based soul singer, performing her strong original material both acoustically and with her backing band. She has headlined venues such as the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, and SLS Sayers Club. Manalo has opened for recognized, waving artists such as Bruno Major, Allen Stone, JMSN, Lawrence Taylor, Black Milk and performed with opening act for Emily King's "Switch Tour". The songwriter has gained attention from local press and media such as FOX 5, KTNV, The Las Vegas Review Journal, Desert Companion, Smash Magazine, and Las Vegas Weekly, winning "Best New Voice" of 2016 and has been featured on the international music show, BalconyTV.
Manalo released her self-titled EP in 2015 and completed her "Silence Tour" June of 2016. The soul artist released "Acoustic Sessions EP" in February 2018 and is back in the studio recording another 5 song EP to be released at the end of 2018.
"I want people to feel what I feel when I sing."
Every lyric is written from personal experience and while many involve heartbreak and opposition, she focuses on finding the strength to overcome.
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"FAR AWAY FROM HOME"
Official Music Video
KTNV Morning Blend
VEGAS STRIPPED Interview
"Las Vegas Review Journal"
Sofar Sounds Las Vegas
"On My Way"
Balcony TV Las Vegas
Manalo launches Balcony TV's first episode
Live @ Naked City Audio
NPR Tiny Desk Contest
The Hotel Cafe
I promise it'll be worth your time!