Singer-songwriter Mano was born in D.C. but raised in New York City. Mano fuses his many influences into a distinctive style. Prince, James Brown, Parliment Funkadelic and others are part of a collection that also includes The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The Police. Mano's guitar style is greatly influenced by guitar players who were themselves students of the old blues masters. The influence of Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Gilmour and Eric Clapton can be heard in his playing. Mano's is a former founding member of Smoov Earth, the creators of alternative funk. Smoov Earth played in many New York clubs, including the legendary CBGB's and the West End Gate. Smoov Earth had a great live sound and always moved the crowd. Mano wrote and co-wrote many songs with this band. He played rhythm and lead guitars with a rotating group of great musicians for over a decade. Now on his own, Mano's personal mission is to be part of a revolution in independent music. He plans to be part of a growing movement among musicians to bring songwriting, musicianship and freedom back to the music industry. He is a strong supporter of the independent creation and distribution of music. Mano is the owner of ManoReza Music, an independent record label and music publishing company (ManoRezaMusic.com). Mano continues a dying tradition of singer-songwriters. He offers soulful music and thought provoking lyrics along with real musicianship. Mano's sound has been described as 'Prince meets The Beatles'