Manna

Manna

 Helsinki, Central Finland, FIN
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MOJO: "Striking is Manna, looking like a cross between Charlotte Gainsbourg and Patti Smith. Blending PJ Harvey's stomp with CSS's dance moves is audacious, and it's clear she's ready to cross borders."
Effortlessly combines elements from punk to dreamy folk creating, a unique& powerful sound.

Biography

Mariam "Manna" Jäntti, born in Paris to a Finnish mother and an Algerian father, now based in Helsinki Finland, she has been releasing music at home since 2008.

Following the UK/Finnish release of Manna’s critically acclaimed album: Songs Of Hope And Desire in early 2010, Manna has been working on new material and will be recording with acclaimed producer Alain Johannes (Artic Monkeys, QOTSA, Eleven, No Doubt) in spring 2011 for the release of a new album in Autumn 2011.

Mixing influences that pass decades, Manna effortlessly combines musical elements from punk rock to dreamy folk creating, a unique and powerful sound. She has already garnered great attention among the UK press and industry and she's already picked up by the likes of Mojo, The Sunday Times Culture, Q magazine, Record of The Day, MTV UK, Classic Rock Magazine, and Myspace editorial.

MUSE,selected Manna to support the band in Finland in the summer of 2010, and in December 2010, she was personally selected by Melissa auf der Maur to be main support on her Scandinavian tour.

In 2010, under her belt rave reviewed appearances at the biggest showcase festivals in Europe: Eurosonic and By:Larm, a UK tour with shows at Club NME, and performances at The Great Escape and Secret Garden Party Festivals.

In Manna's own words: " I am not interested in creating anything except heartfelt music, it can be either beautiful or just plain aggressive - often both. I grew up listening as much folk, soul and blues music than I loved the early New York punk scene bands. Anyway, there should be no rules when it comes to making music, it's when you let go of them and follow your intuition that it starts getting interesting. Sound is god and I love music."

MOJO MAGAZINE LIVE REVIEW:
"Striking is Manna, looking like a cross between Charlotte Gainsbourg and Patti Smith. Blending PJ Harvey's stomp with CSS's dance moves is audacious, and it's clear she's ready to cross borders."

SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE:
Hottest Download: Manna! Dreamy doomy music from Algerian/Finnish newcomer.

THEFADER.COM LIVE REVIEW:
Her stage presence makes her shine, in the way that two years from now when she’s headlining a show at a stadium the size of a small city, I’ll be like…well at least I called the stage presence thing. She’s got the kind of star power that makes me feel like a sleazy record executive that actually says things like “star power.”

CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE:
There's a lot of New York in there, given the terrific, narcotic Truth Song and Holy Dirty Game. But that's only part of the story. Her magpie instincts make room for 60s girl-group pop, highly atmospheric ballads, and the kind of hoodoo vamp rock that's been bubbling up from basements since kids first learned to plug a guitar. She's a genuine talent all right, capable of both Ronettes dreaminess and riffs that Royal Trux last rode in on. There's a killer attitude, too. Watch this space.

For more information contact info@egg-management.com

http://soundcloud.com/mannamariam
http://listn.to/Manna
http://www.myspace.com/mannamariam

Discography

Songs of Hope and Desire, out in Finland and UK!

Singles:
"Some Girls, Some Boys", "Truth Song" and "Holy Dirty Game" airplay on the Finnish radio and British BBC1.

Set List

12-15 songs ( 35-45 min)