Having been brought up in an artistic and musical family has contributed to shape his unique and comical story telling approach in live settings. He has already performed in 5 continents and 17 countries as a soloist, has a signature model acoustic guitar named after him and was on the front cover of 2015 Toronto magazine (500,000 copies distributed worldwide). Maneli's music is played all throughout Spotify playlists like the popular Peaceful Guitar and Acoustic Concentration.
He is a five-time recipient of Canada Council grants, six-time recipient of Ontario Council grants and seven-time recipient of Toronto Arts Council grants.
The world is his home and he plays from one end to the other.