Manny Torres is a Chicago based singer-songwriter that lives for the passion filled experience of his live shows! His music brings the secular and the sacred into conversation with each other, as he writes and covers songs that demonstrate the beauty, pain, and hope that comprise the human experience as a whole.
Manny found National fame as one of the top 14 finalists on American Idol’s final season on Fox. Soon after his return home to Chicago, he was diagnosed with cancer and was forced to hit pause on his music career as he fought through 4 cycles of Chemo. In mid 2018, he emerged completely cancer free and has since released 4 singles and continued to perform live nationally, including a partnership with Choose Chicago to represent the city for the Year of Chicago Music in 2020. After a promising start with big shows in Times Square and Mexico City, Covid hit and forced another indefinite pause.
Manny released his first single, "Real Lies" in 2018, along with his accompanying official Music Video. His next single, “I Do” was released at the end of April, 2019 and was picked up by Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlist with almost 700,000 followers and quickly started to gain traction! His single, “I Feel It” was released on October 4th, 2019 and had its exclusive premier on Vocalo Radio 91.1 FM in Chicago and has quickly gained traction locally.. Cruise dropped on October 23rd of 2020 with its official music video following that up a week later. His latest release, "I Still Stand" dropped at the end of January and was selected as Vocalo Radio's Top 4 for In Rotation!