Fringe Bar

26 Allen St
Te Aro

‘Outsider’ by Manzo (CD LAUNCH)

‘Outsider’ by Manzo

Album release date: 2 September 2017

The album launch party includes live vocal performances of a selection of the album’s tracks by:

Anny da Silva Freitas – Ze’ev Dikvert – Frobman – Shirley Gullery – Shirleen Oh – Leona Palmer – Allan Taotua & special guests


‘…an overflowing need to express how I see our planet right now’


The Album

‘Outsider’ is the second studio album by Wellington songwriter and recording artist Manzo.  It features a range of guest vocalists and musicians from the Wellington region.

Very topical themes of corporate greed, politics, masculinity and social pressure, are woven with tales of loss and love, but in an ultimately uplifting album full of humour and hope.

Infusing pop, rock, electronic, classical, hip hop and dance, along with some blatant ‘80s and ‘90s vibes, the music reflects Manzo’s broad musical influences, and also his refusal to be pigeon holed and constrained by genre.

Classical arrangements flow into grungy electric guitar, synthesised beats support cello and brass.  Guest vocalists bring a range of styles, from soul to soprano, from rap to raunchy rock chick. It’s a celebration of how different styles can be brought together in harmony.

This is an album that talks about the frustrations and flaws of our modern world to anybody that understands how it feels to be perceived as different.  It’s a salute to the outsider.

This is an invitation only ticketed event. For more information check out @manzonz on facebook