Hailing from Sarasota, Florida, Ariella McManus is a charismatic jazz & blues singer who combines stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound. Teaming with guitarist Nicolaas Kraster, a talented musician from Fredonia, NY, and producer Fab Dupont, ARIELLA’s recent releases, “Joy” and “Terrified,” are great examples of her sonic vision, marking a unique step forward for this artist, whose sound is becoming increasingly more personal and defined. Due to her distinctive approach to songwriting, Ariella has been compared to artists as diverse as Etta James, Patsy Cline and Amy Winehouse.
“Wildly unique and accessible, with a hint of cultural authenticity.” American Songwriter
“Powerhouse voice filled with emotion and strength.” Broadway World
“A memorable ear-catching sound.” The Suncoast Post
“Raw and soulful…beautifully combining a sense of defiant assertiveness and wounded vulnerability.” JW Vibe