Berklee Summer in the CityByron Manchest

Wednesday / August 29, 2012 / 12:30 p.m.
Harvard Longwood Campus
25 Shattuck Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Byron Manchest

While
 born 
and 
raised
 in
 South 
Africa, 
Byron
 Manchest 
has 
made 
his
 current
home
 Boston. 
Growing 
up
 in 
Cape
 Town, 
Manchest
 was 
heavily
 influenced 
by 
the 
surrounding 
hype
 of 
soccer 
and 
rugby. 
After 
years 
of
 being 
a 
great
 asset
 to 
the 
national 
rugby 
team,
 he reconnected
 with
 his 
first 
love, 
music. 

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. As 
he 
was attending
 school
 four
 hours 
away 
from
 his 
family, 
he
found 
himself 
filling 
his 
free 
time
 listening 
to 
who 
now 
are
 some 
of 
his 
favorite 
artists 
such
 as 
Marvin
 Gaye.
 During 
this 
time,
 he 
made
 it 
his 
mission 
to 
accompany 
his
 original 
tunes
 as 
his 
idol 
Stevie 
Wonder 
had
 done. 
Moving 
forward,
 Manchest 
wrote 
lyrics 
and 
melodies which 
reminded 
him
 of 
family
 and 
the 
hardships 
of 
his 
hometown.

At 
17, he 
flew 
himself 
to 
Boston
 for 
one 
of 
the
 biggest 
auditions 
of 
his 
life,
 now
 resulting
 in
 his
 attendance 
at 
Berklee
. Manchest is 
working 
with 
some 
of
 the 
top
 professors, 
producers, 
and 
talent 
managers 
to 
become
 the
 artist
 he 
has 
always 
dreamed 
to 
be 
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