At just 19 years old, Mariah McManus has been charting her fate for years, honing her musical skills at the age of 13, when she and her older brother, Aaron were gifted a set of musical instruments from their father that Christmas. The rest is history. Six years later, this life long songwriter released her debut album, Nice To Meet You on September 27th, 2011.
In early 2011, McManus embarked upon Nashville’s Paper Swan Studios to work with local producer, Thomas Doeve. Together, along with Aaron, they crafted a ten track debut, showcasing her ability to marry intimate storytelling with beautifully produced harmonies and infectious twinkling melodies.
Drawing influence from an array of artists ranging from Portishead to Bjork, McManus' channels Imogen Heap with textured vocals and the pop sensibilities of Taylor Swift. McManus infuses her songs with the sincerity of a teenager navigating the world, coupled with a vocal maturity far beyond her years, that transcend audience and genre, especially on tracks like “Nice To Meet You” and single, “Say It Again.”