The McManus Project
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The McManus Project


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"When the Boys are Left Alone" single
"Any Song" single
"West Virginia" single



The McManus Project consists of songwriter siblings Em (guitar, lead vocals) and Will McManus (bass), along with Kirk Slater (guitar) and Carlos Perez (drums, vocals). Each member of the band had been in a separate individual pursuit of creating music through different avenues and genres of music. Em is heavily influence by the sounds of Neil Young, Brandon Boyd, John Frusciante, and had been traversing the open mic circuit with positive response. Will (influenced by Flea, John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, Bootsy Collins) and Carlos (influenced by Radiohead, Incubus, Switchfoot) had formed a band that has seen the stages of House of Blues (Las Vegas) and Hard Rock Cafe (Las Vegas). On realizing that their particular folk and rock sounds were compatible, the group sought blues lead guitar chops from longtime friend Kirk Slater (influenced by Nels Cline, D. Boon, Frank Zappa). When The McManus Project comes together to song-write, the creativity and originality that results is from another time in music, and when performing live, the energy is mesmerizing. The soaring vocals and gut-checking lyrics will tug at your soul strings while ethereal electric guitar solos play with warm but aggressive acoustic guitars.