Byron Manchest

Thursday / June 6, 2013 / 6:00 p.m.
Wakefield Library
345 Main Street
Wakefield
MA
01880
Byron Manchest

Born 
and 
raised
 in
 Cape Town, South 
Africa, 
Byron
 Manchest's impressive 
melodies 
and 
harmonies 
were
 founded
 at 
the 
Drakensberg 
Boys'
 Choir 
School, 
where 
he 
trained 
under
 the 
top 
classical 
vocalists 
in 
the 
country. While attending
 school
 four
 hours 
away 
from
 his 
family, 
he 
found 
himself 
filling 
his 
free 
time
 by listening 
to 
who 
now 
are
 some 
of 
his 
favorite 
artists, 
such
 as 
Marvin
 Gaye.
 During this time, he resolved to learn how to accompany his original songs, as his idol Stevie Wonder had done. Moving 
forward,
 Manchest 
wrote 
lyrics 
and 
melodies that 
reminded 
him
 of 
family
 and 
the 
hardships 
of 
his 
hometown.

At 
17, he 
flew 
to 
Boston
 for 
one 
of 
the
 biggest 
auditions 
of 
his 
life,
 at Berklee
. Manchest is now 
working 
with 
some 
of
 the 
top
 professors, 
producers, 
and 
talent 
managers 
to 
become
 the
 artist
 he 
has 
always 
dreamed 
of being, 
and 
is 
looking 
forward 
to 
sharing 
his
 music
 with 
anyone 
willing 
to 
listen. 
He 
looks 
forward
 to
 the 
future 
and
 his 
upcoming
 career.

 

Admission: 
Free