Jessica Manalo is a Las Vegas based soul singer, performing her strong original material both acoustically and with her backing band. She has headlined venues such as the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood, Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, and SLS Sayers Club. Manalo has opened for recognized, waving artists such as Allen Stone, JMSN, Lawrence Taylor, Black Milk and performed with opening act for Emily King's "Switch Tour". The songwriter has gained attention from local press and media such as The Las Vegas Review Journal, Desert Companion, Smash Magazine, and Las Vegas Weekly, winning "Best New Voice" of 2016 and has been featured on the international music show, BalconyTV.
Manalo released her self-titled EP in 2015 and completed her "Silence Tour" June of 2016. She will be releasing a 5 song EP in early 2018. Jessica Manalo is on a hungry journey to share her love for soul music and heart felt lyrics with the world.
"I want people to feel what I feel when I sing."
Every lyric is written from personal experience and while many involve heartbreak and opposition, she focuses on finding the strength to overcome.