Manella Productions was formed in 2019 by André Manella with the goal to make it easier for anyone to find the perfect live music for their events.
André is a musician and songwriter who also manages his own 3 original bands.
He is part of the indie pop act “Sonic Delusion”, the folk trio Turkey The Bird and the large Latin/afrobeat/funk band “Banana Mundo”.
He’s played more than 1500 shows in the past 10 years, touring extensively around Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and released 9 albums and countless singles.
The Swiss-Kiwi made Taranaki his home and is very passionate about the local music scene. He has set up countless performance opportunities for musicians and bands in bars, venues and at events all around Taranaki.
He has also created other opportunities for local Taranaki musicians to refine and grow their talent, such as running pop up recording studios, offering multi camera live stream shows from his studio, organizing and hosting Singer Songwriters New Plymouth, running the Taranaki Songwriting Circle and he's a trustee on the "Taranaki Singer Songwriters Developments Trust".
He's also organized many live music events and even small festivals.