Slide “If all the world’s a stage than all my life has been an empty page... But now I see the road ahead that leads to where I’m meant to be and love is all that matters.” Eric Bazilian (All That Matters) Slide “Music is medicine.
It takes away your pain and transforms it into harmony.”
Manu
Slide “I feel the light of the sunrise any time I just look in your eyes. I’m not afraid of the sunrise, though sometimes it gets so bright It makes me cry.” Eric Bazilian (Sunrise) Slide “When your heart’s getting cold and you’ve got no love left inside you to give and enough is enough,
It’s just a sign of the times... ”
Eric Bazilian, Desmond Child
(Sign Of The Times)

I AM MANU

WHEN I WAS BORN IN SLOVENIA MY PARENTS NAMED ME MANUELA BREČKO, A PERFECTLY GOOD NAME FOR A SLOVENIAN GIRL.

I SANG BEFORE I COULD TALK AND, FROM THE MOMENT I BECAME AWARE OF THE WORLD AROUND ME, I KNEW THAT MY LIFE WAS TO BE DEDICATED TO MUSIC…
TO SINGING, MAKING SONGS. BRINGING JOY AND LOVE TO ALL WHO HAD EARS TO LISTEN.

IN PRIMARY MUSIC SCOOL I STARTED LEARNING PIANO ACCORDION. SOON I BEGAN TOURING WITH A LOCAL BAND, SINGING AND PLAYING BASS GUITAR.
AT 16 I HAD MY FIRST SOLO PERFORMANCE ON A NATIONAL TV SHOW.
I HAD ALWAYS DREAMED OF BECOMING AN INTERNATIONAL SINGER ONE DAY,
AND BY THE TIME I WAS A TEENAGER I KNEW THAT MY COURSE WAS SET.

ALTHOUGH I ALWAYS KNEW I WOULD BE AN ARTIST, I STUDIED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS AT THE FACULTY OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TO GAIN SOME HELPFUL SKILLS, AND GRADUATED AT 22 WITH A DEGREE IN MUSIC PRODUCTION.

FIVE YEARS LATER I WROTE AND RECORDED “BLUE AND RED”, THE SONG WHICH BROUGHT ME TO THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN.

A VOICE TOLD ME THAT THIS WAS TIME TO MAKE A CHANGE, AND I SPENT TWO YEARS THERE EXPANDING MY HORIZONS. IT WAS THERE THAT I MET SONGWRITER/PRODUCER ERIC BAZILIAN, WHO WROTE AND CO-WROTE TWO OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SONGS –
JOAN OSBORNE’S “ONE OF US”, AND BILLIE MYERS’ “KISS THE RAIN”. WE SET OUT TO MAKE AN ALBUM OF TIMELESS SONGS THAT WOULD CARRY AN INTIMATE, YET POWERFUL MESSAGE FOR YOUNG AND OLD.

JOINING FORCES WITH SLOVENIAN PRODUCER MARTIN ŠTIBERNIK AND MY HUSBAND MARJAN HVALA , WE RECORDED MY DEBUT ALBUM “SUNRISE”.

PHOTOS

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