About the Manny B. Group members

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Manny B. began his lifelong love affair with music at age three by studying piano. The son of a concert violinist, Manny studied classical guitar in Barcelona, Spain, and signed his first recording contract with Reprise Records at age 15. He has toured with Gladys Knight and The Pips, Wayne Cochran & the CC Riders, Hall & Oates, The Grass Roots, and many other prominent entertainers and musicians.

Manny B. has dazzled audiences all over the USA, from LA to Chicago to New York, and all over the musical spectrum, from Santana to Segovia to Stevie Ray Vaughn. His guitar artistry is spectacular!

Manny B. is Rock 'n Roll...Latin Rock...R&B, but above all, Manny B. is a musician and entertainer who puts his all into every song and show.


Papa Phil has been dancing, singing, and slapping his bass guitar for 13 years with Manny B.! His 8 years of leading his own group in Reno, NV, adds more experience, professionalism and talent to the group.

You can’t help but notice that million-dollar grin, and that kind of contribution is priceless. From the first note to the last, each performance he gives is from his heart…
and always with a smile!


Donnie Watts

Donnie Watts has been rockin’ with Manny B. for 30+ years. He has played drums for such legendary performers as The Drifters, Del Shannon, and The Platters. Having performed with such stars at a young age, Donnie brings spice, experience, and many other ingredients that make this band "cook".

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Miguel Madrid

An original member, Miguel rejoins the group and brings back with him his seasoned and versatile talent. His vocal abilities stir audiences, and his mastery of the keyboards adds a solid background that  inspires Manny B.’s lead guitar. The group missed Miguel’s talents over the years. We welcomed him back in 2014.

Miguel Madrid
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