Andrew McManus is a highly successful, highly experienced professional currently employed within the music industry. He specializes in concert promotions and is the founder of his own entertainment company devoted to this specialization called McManus Entertainment. He has worked with big names in the professional music world such as Doc McGhee, Stevie Nicks, Carole King, UB40 and YES. His contacts within the music industry have made him a growing success and allowed him to start and run his own music festival called, Raggamuffin Music Festival. Raggamuffin Music Festival is a predominantly reggae oriented outdoor festival that serves as a celebration of Andrew’s favorite genre of music. Currently in its eighth year, Raggamuffin Music Festival features the leaders in reggae whether they be local or international and this year plans to add a hip-hop sound to the mix with Ice Cube headlining at the main stage.
Andrew McManus has had an immense amount of success promoting concerts and being able to book huge professional artists both locally known and internationally known as well. He has booked artists such as UB40, Stevie Nicks, Carole King, YES, and even Doc McGhee. Both Stevie Nicks and Carole King have publicly thanked Andrew for his services promoting their musicianship and bringing them to some of the biggest stages Australia has to offer. Stevie Nicks gives Andrew personal mentions before and after the song Landslide by Stevie Nicks and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Carole King invited him on stage during her performance of You’ve Got A Friend thanking him for bringing her to Australia for her final show at the Sydney Entertainment Centre.