Manny Torres - OBY - Ethan Butler Music
9pm - $12adv/$15door - 21+
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. His voice is warm; even as he sings about heartbreak, such as in “Real Lies," his ineffable joy resides underneath his sorrow. The effect of this is that Manny enables his listeners to bring their own hurting hearts into song with his—he creates space for them to fully feel their pain, release it, and partake in the musical healing offered by his voice. In this way, Manny’s music is an invitation to his listeners to embrace their hopes and fears, their joys and sadnesses and find peace and calm within the messiness of life. Manny draws from influences as diverse as John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Maroon Five, John Mayer, Michael Jackson, and The Weeknd. His raspy soul-filled voice and funky pop groove are sure to lead you into your very own soulful experience. Manny Torres is currently working at Rax Trax Studios on his debut EP, "Solo Road" to be coming out in March/April of 2018. He caught his big break when he made it onto the very last season of American Idol on Fox and pushed his way to top 14! Since then, he has been fully focused on writing and in production of his debut EP and a bunch of new songs ready to follow soon after!
Oby is a young, 16 piece, Hip Hop collective out of Chicago, IL that creates what they call "Big Band Hip-Hop." Led by Isaiah (Emcee), they fuse Hip Hop with Gospel and Jazz, which fits, considering the all of the band members are church musicians around the city of Chicago. With Playful lyricism and fusion grooves, Oby brings a very unique and diverse style to the Chicago music scene.
Ethan is effortlessly charismatic. From his solo acoustic shows to his full band performances, Ethan showcases immense musical talent in both his vocal abilities and his guitar playing. This Chicago born-and-raised singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is a captivating performer. The sweet taste of his smooth and powerful vocals coupled with the intensity of his passionate lyrics pave the way for his listeners to embrace their story in a fresh way. While breaking free of generic molds, Ethan Butler unveils an eclectic repertoire that is both familiar and new. His unique Urban-Pop-Rock sound derives from the likes of Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, The Police, Maroon 5, Gary Clark Jr., Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Coldplay, Bruno Mars, and more. Ethan Butler recently released his debut live EP, "Live in Chicago" In December of 2017 and is at work on a studio EP to be released later this year. He caught his big break when he made it onto Season 7 of NBC’s The Voice and got to work closely with Adam Levine. He fought his way all the way to the live Battle Rounds and eventually was knocked out by Matt McAndrews who ended up in the Finals. Since then, Ethan has performed and lived in Los Angeles and Nashville, and is currently based out of Chicago. Ethan’s colorful melodies, vocal integrity, and musicianship are sure to impress and engage both the keen listener and the fellow artist.