Bobby McManus
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Bobby McManus

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2009 | SELF

Detroit, Michigan, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2009
Band Alternative Acoustic




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The unique style and music of Bobby McManus is the product of a long winding musical journey. Beginning on trips to the woods with a keen interest in his grandfathers instruments Bobby pursued drums and piano as a young boy. After training in classical and jazz upright bass he finally made the jump to the guitar. Inspired by the physical styles of Eddie Van Halen and Victor Wooten as well as progressive music like Rush and Dream Theater he challenged the athletic and intellectual limits of his playing. After exposure to fingerstyle virtuoso Don Ross acoustic folk music became his main expressive avenue. After attending the Arts Academy in the Woods  Bobby began his career in performance and music education. After accepting the senior teaching position at Grosse Pointe Music Academy in 2005 Bobby participated in the nationally televised "Americas Hot Musician" competition in 2008 and was voted the winner. The resulting single with Canadian vocalist Sarah Loverock was later certified gold. The following years saw the maturing of his music to include thoughtful lyricism and a distinctive vocal delivery that further the expressive possibilities of his art. With the 2015 release of his first musical collection "Aesthetics" Bobby McManus pushed further the boundaries of his own creativity and expression as well as his mastery of the guitar. After being selected as the Electric Forest Instrumental Forester in 2015 his two sets at the sold out festival of over 50,000 has propelled his music to new audiences across the country and around the world.

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