Jessica Manalo is a Las Vegas based soul singer, now in Portland, Oregon. Manalo performs 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, The Study Hollywood, 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 single after single!
"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.