Manny Rivas started playing drums at 16 and landed a job at a music store by 18. Being surrounded by music 24-7, it was easy for him to excel in vast amounts of music in a short time. Playing in clubs by 16, he quickly infiltrated the music circuit in the town of Monterey, California. Fast forward to today, Manny has played in various bands on many stages while performing multiple styles of music. He is proudly sponsored by Soultone Cymbals, Kickport International, and Mapex drums and hardware.