About Stephen

Stephen Manley is a guitarist, singer-songwriter and composer from Liverpool, UK. 

Stephen believes that songs can become memorable when the listener is able to overlay their own experiences and emotions and make the songs personal to themselves. Sometimes they act as reminders of the past, sometimes they're excuses to imagine and sometimes they're just a source of release. Through his songwriting he strives to get the balance right so that he & the listener can form a connection.

He has received endorsements from established individuals in the music industry including Peter Himmelman - a Grammy/Emmy nominee (& Bob Dylan's son-in-law). Stephen recently made it to the final of an international songwriting contest - beating the previous years' Semi-Finalist position. In 2016 he performed at the world famous Bluebird Café, Douglas Corner Café, Jed's Bar & Grille, Bobby's Idle Hour on Music Row, The Commodore Grille & Ri'chards Cafe in Nashville Tennessee. He has also worked with the Liverpool Philharmonic Gospel Choir, supported Glen Tilbrook (Squeeze) and Nick Harper. Stephen has also worked in the studio with producers such as Ken Nelson (3 US Grammy awards & two Mercury Music Prizes) & Ben Dobie (Madonna & Bryan Adams).

He is currently working on his new material for his next release following his first EP 'Without Within' in 2014.

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Ghost Alone: Semi-Finalist 2014
Run Amy Run: Finalist 2015