manuel k - independent rock singer, guitarist, keyboard player, songwriter
Manuel K is an independent rock singer, guitarist, keyboard player and songwriter from Switzerland. Manuel K was formerly known as lead singer and guitarist of the rock bands Nextmile and Rockcousins which are on longtime hiatus. That’s why Manuel K started his solo project in 2013. His first single “Back to Guitars (Demo)” was released digitally on January 31, 2013 worldwide. “Back to Guitars” is a guitar-driven blues-rock song. The second single „Tonight” is an emotional love-song and was released on June 22, 2013 as digital download worldwide too. In July/August 2013 Manuel K was number 1 on the national ReverbNation Rock charts for Switzerland for 4 weeks nonstop. On January 31, 2014 Manuel K released his third single “Live Without You (2014)”. It is a stunning rock ballad and without any doubt Manuel K’s most sophisticated and best production yet. The first version of the song was released by Manuel K’s former project Rockcousins in 2009. Due to the fact that shortly after the release of “Live Without You” Rockcousins went separate ways, only a few people heard the song. Therefore Manuel K decided last year to release a totally new version of the song in 2014. As before Manuel K produced, recorded and played vocals, backing vocals, guitars, keyboards and percussion loops at his home studio. Manuel K also has written the song with a little help from cousin and former Rockcousins member Raphael F who played bass. Kenny Aronoff played drums, one of the world’s most influential and in demand drummers. The drums were recorded at Uncommon Studios LA, USA by Nathan Staley. The song was mixed by internationally well-experienced sound engineer Delwyn Brooks in Vancouver BC, Canada. The mastering was done by Adam Ayan at renowned Gateway Mastering Studios Portland ME, USA. From April to July 2014 Manuel K’s single “Live Without You (2014)” entered the Digital Radio Tracker airplay charts (USA). Peak: #13 on the DRT National Airplay Top 50 Rock Chart 5/3/2014, #26 on the DRT National Airplay Top 50 Independent Chart 5/31/2014 and #165 on the DRT National Airplay Top 200 Chart 5/31/2014. Furthermore Manuel K’s third single “Live Without You (2014)” (Songwriters: Manuel K and Raphael F) received the ‘Runner Up‘ placement in the “Song of the Year” songwriting contest in July 2014. In October 2014, Manuel K did incredibly well again. His second single “Tonight” (Songwriter: Manuel K) received the ‘Semi-Finalist‘ placement in the “Song of the Year” songwriting contest“! Manuel K’s music is available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon and other online music stores worldwide.