reggie manusBorn on the outskirts of Cape Town (South Africa) on the 5th July, 1981, Reggie grew up in the midst of the harsh and challenging Apartheid years. His father, a clerk for the City council, and his mother, a primary school teacher, struggled to get by in such difficult times but did all they could to make sure that Reggie had the very best start in life. His passion for music began at a young age when his father, who played both the trumpet and the bugle horn, introduced the trumpet to him and became his mentor.  He continued to play the trumpet for many years as part of the Anglican CLB Church Brigade, and later also with a local Christmas Brass Band. At High School, Reggie turned his attention away from the trumpet and began to focus on singing, inspired by the soul singer, Maxwell, amongst many other soul artists of the time. He had grown up listening to the greats like Marvin Gaye, Teddy Pendergrass, James Brown, Percy Sledge, The Stylistics, Earth, Wind & Fire and The Manhattans, the likes of who would frequently fill his home with their soulful music.
Reggie first performed as a solo singer at the age of 16, at a Valentine’s Day concert at school. From that day on he was bitten by the stage bug and knew that he wanted to pursue a career as a vocalist. He joined a men’s choir and performed with them at various churches and events around Cape Town, trying to gain as much experience as he could. Four years later, Reggie was offered the opportunity of a lifetime, to live and work abroad in Europe as a tribute singer. His first time out of Africa, he was both nervous and excited about this huge step in his life.
He was sent over to the Spanish island of Menorca, where he worked in a quartet doing a tribute to The Four Tops. Reggie went from strength to strength with the group and travelled all around Spain, living and working in Ibiza, Mallorca, Malaga, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, La Palma, and even spending some time on a ship travelling the North Sea between Germany, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. The shows varied from the original Four Tops Tribute, to a Boogie Nights show and eventually, a tribute to The Temptations.
Reggie has spent the last 3 years singing in Menorca, but after 10 years working overseas, he has finally decided to move to the UK, to continue his singing career and settle down. He has a great love for the British people, having performed for them abroad for so many years. He hopes that he can continue to entertain and keep the spirit of soul music alive for many years to come.
“The British are just great. They know how to party and they appreciate the music. No party is complete without them, or me!” Reggie Manus


Professional Soul Vocalist
Bespoke shows for all occasions

Soul music is my bread and butter, but as an artist I aim to be flexible and versatile. I specialise in Motown, Soul, Disco and Swing but I can offer tailor-made shows to suit a wide range of requirements. Whether you need a tribute act or a show that spans many decades, for weddings, birthdays or corporate functions, I can deliver a refined, quality act. My mission is to ensure that the audience have an unforgettable experience and feel a sense of involvement with a personal touch. I pride myself in professionalism and satisfying my client’s needs to the very last detail.