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  • "Avalanche" from The Chase
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  • "Bounce" from Glory
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  • "Bring the Ruckus" from The Chase
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  • "California Christmas (feat. Joel Piper)" from California Christmas (feat. Joel Piper) - Single
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  • "Diamonds f/ Trevor McNevan of TFK" from The Moment
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  • "Edge of My Life" from The Moment
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  • "Every Time You Run" from The Chase
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  • "Fearless featuring Alicia Simila" from Reborn
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  • "Fire In The Kitchen" from The Chase
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  • "Impossible" from Glory
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  • "Never Let You Go" from Fighter
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  • "No Plan B" from The Chase
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  • "Overboard" from Stories Since Seventy Nine
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  • "Reborn featuring The Drawing Room" from Reborn
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  • "Renegade" from The Chase
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  • "Rodeo" from Epiphany
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  • "Session" from Misled Youth
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  • "So Beautiful" from Citizens Activ
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  • "Startup Kid" from The Moment
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  • "Supernatural" from The Chase
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    Latest News
    Manafest Launches Kickstarter Campaign for Upcoming Album 'Stones'
    (Friday, February 24, 2017)
    Manafest Raises Support for Epilepsy Foundation
    (Tuesday, October 27, 2015)
    Manafest Inspires Fans to "Pray" In Second Video from Reborn
    (Monday, September 28, 2015)
    Manafest Releases "Shine," Third Song From Reborn
    (Friday, September 11, 2015)
    Manafest Releases Two New Songs and a Music Video from Reborn
    (Friday, August 28, 2015)
    Kutless, Mark Schultz, Rush Of Fools, David Dunn, Natasha Owens Announce Fall Tour
    (Friday, August 28, 2015)
    Manafest Prepares to Release Reborn Oct. 2
    (Friday, August 07, 2015)
    Owl City Performs On The Today Show
    (Thursday, July 16, 2015)
    Manafest Going Independent With 9th Studio Album
    (Wednesday, July 15, 2015)
    Manafest Announces Collaboration with Soul Glow
    (Thursday, June 18, 2015)
    Manafest To Unleash New Video Diamonds
    (Thursday, April 02, 2015)
    Hillsong Reveals Album Cover From Space
    (Tuesday, March 17, 2015)
    Manafest's The Moment Earns JUNO Nomination
    (Thursday, January 29, 2015)
    Lauren Daigle Wraps Recording Debut Full Length Album
    (Thursday, January 15, 2015)
    Darlene Zschech is Cancer Free Post-Treatment
    (Wednesday, December 03, 2014)
    MercyMe Faces Off In Western Wear
    (Thursday, November 20, 2014)
    BEC Recordings' Manafest Releasing The Moment on August 5
    (Monday, June 16, 2014)
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    Plato said, "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle."
    International rock artist Manafest (real name: Chris Greenwood) knows the saying well; his uphill climb began at age five when his father committed suicide. Years of childhood insecurity and fear gave way to a promising skateboarding career, but then an injury took that away, too. Music soon filled the void, and it would prove to be a perfect fit.

    Putting words to driving rhythms gave Chris a way to be a visible light ("manifest") for other people wrestling with their own junk: strained relationships, betrayals, loss, broken dreams. He knew plenty about getting through the past and working toward the future.

    "I'm always there to give you the don't-give-up message," he says in a quiet offstage voice that balances out his amped up live presence.

    Since 2001, Manafest has battled his way into the business—playing a thousand shows in nine countries, winning an armload of industry awards, and gaining recent victories like his first No. 1 hit, "Bring the Ruckus." 2010's The Chase blew up in Japan, quadrupling sales of previous efforts, but it looks like 2012's Fighter is going to be the real knockout.
    Produced by Adam Messinger (Justin Bieber) and Seth Mosley (newsboys), Fighter vents the Toronto native's losses and draws hurting people toward inspiration like never before. With great hope, the starting title track crunches down hard on life's oppression while Manafest retells his story to encourage others going through their own hard times.

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    Great Things | Posted November 03, 2013
    Chris Greenwood aka "Manafest" is one of the most underrated artists around. He has such a huge passion for others to know the Lord. I had the honor of meeting him at Spirit West Coast 2013. I look forward to his future music projects as well as reading his new book!

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    hi | Posted September 25, 2011
    your are awesome at music i saw you at creation and it was awesome i was disapointed that you were not at uprise but i still had a great time

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    Whoa! | Posted July 10, 2010
    This guy has amazing style, vocals, beat, and stage presence. He did a concert in my hometown and may I say he rocked it! Down to earth guy and a great skateboarder! Keep it up!!!

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    Impressed! | Posted May 26, 2010
    Was introduced to Manafest through New Release Tuesday's pod cast and I bought his album The Chase & I am not dissapointed. I am seriously impressed. I recommended and showed his music to my youth group and he has gone down a storm. Thanks Manafest.

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    love the sound | Posted March 20, 2010
    gonna start listening to you.

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    Manafest | Posted August 29, 2009
    Poised in the drivers seat, Chris Greenwood watches the world fly by and sees a thousand faces between the blur of brake lights and highway signs. With each stop it's a new stage, an electrifying show, and a heightened desire to activate something within the hearts of those on the receiving end of the microphone. This is the mission, connect the dots one by one and set the world in motion. Each night is a small spark, but one thing Greenwood has learned in his seven year's under the moniker "Manafest" is that small sparks can ignite wildfires. Following on the heels of the internationally acclaimed Glory, Manafest returns with a new mindset, refreshed style and a powerful arsenal of songs aptly titled, Citizens Activ. "The record is about people taking action in their own lives. We need to be inspired and active in chasing our dreams". Coming from humble beginnings Manafest has learned this lesson first hand, dramatically increasing record sales 5x over with the release of Glory. It's the same unrelenting desire and refusal of stagnancy that inspired his message in Citizens Activ. "On this album I really worked hard at connecting my music with the emotions of people. I've learned to take real life experiences and have tried to create songs that paint realistic and common themes of people. I want the listener to feel like it's them in the song." Manafest teamed up again with renowned chameleon producer Adam Messinger (New Kids on the Block, Eva Avila) to bring Citizens Activ to life. The result: eleven skillfully designed tracks, bursting with raw emotion and flawless production. "This is definitely my most commercially appealing record', says Manafest. 'I've been listening to a lot of diverse music, which has definitely been an influence. On this record you'll find a mix of pop, rap, rock and gospel flavors." The first single of the record is the dynamically rock infused "So Beautiful." The song conveys a message of hope over blistering guitar lines and tag-teamed vocals (featuring Trevor McNevan of Thousand Foot Krutch). "The song speaks of the struggle and hard work you put into something, and getting to finally see the beautiful outcome. A lot of times you need to look inward to see the big picture." In addition to arena-crushing rock tunes, Manafest has certainly not neglected his hip-hop roots. From the opening track "4321" to the club anthem "Top of The World," Greenwood has left no stone left unturned, truly crafting a genre spanning record to unite the masses. If you've spent any time with this sojourner, or his records, you will quickly discover that in addition to writing heartfelt tales of truth, he also has the ability to tastefully capture the lighter side of life. On "Break Up" Manafest paints a jovial picture of how communication lines between men and women can easily get crossed. "Nobody likes breakups, and it's crazy when you look back at some of the things people fight about." It's the great attention to the detail of our idiosyncrasies and struggles, as well as our triumphs that makes this record a complete portrait of the human condition. Armed with Citizens Activ in hand, Manafest plans to cover coast-to-coast, and nation-to-nation in 2008 with USA, Canada, Denmark, U.K, Ireland, Sweden and Japan all on the target list With a very promising schedule looking forward, one cannot ignore a very impressive tour history. Manafest has shared the stage with a very respectable handful of artists including Stellar Kart, Thousand Foot Krutch, Seventh Day Slumber, LA Symphony, Grits, DJ Maj. Given the right conditions a fire is easy to start. It takes time, patience and experience. With Citizens Activ, the groundwork has been laid and the tools have been created… now its time for the vision to be realized. "My goal is to hear one thousand stories from kids saying that this record sparked a change in their life." On June 24th, Manafest will strike his microphone to the flint and watch the hearts of the world ignite.

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