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|Birth name||Rogerio Lima Manganelli|
|Born||October 31, 1974|
|Origin||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|Genres||Ska punk, pop punk, reggae, punk rock|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass, guitar, drums|
|Labels||Asian Man, No Idea, Capitol, Fat Wreck Chords, Fueled by Ramen, Sire, Sleep It Off Records|
|Associated acts||Less Than Jake, Rehasher, Greenhorn|
Roger Manganelli (born October 31, 1974) is a Brazilian-born American bass guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the bass guitarist and co-lead vocalist of American ska-punk band Less Than Jake. Manganelli also performs in punk rock band Rehasher, and occasionally drums for Greenhorn. When not playing with a band, Manganelli is either working with toys and airplanes or developing his home studio, Moathouse Productions.
Roger's employment history includes working at Knuckleheads, a smoke shop in Gainesville, Florida which was later transformed into a similar establishment named Smoke before going out of business.
Less Than Jake
Manganelli (October 31, 1973, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) is the second bassist for Less Than Jake (replacing original bassist Shaun Grief) and has appeared on all of Less Than Jake's albums. Previously a guitar player, he played bass for the first time when he joined the band. In addition to playing bass, he shares singing duties with Chris Demakes. Manganelli produces Less than Jake's demos and some official releases (for example, Absolution for Idiots and Addicts (EP) of 2006), and co-produced GNV FLA of 2008, and often plays the guitar tracks on the records. Occasionally, he has also played the second guitar onstage with Less Than Jake - for example, when performing "Last Hour of the Last Day of Work" or "The Brightest Bulb Has Burned Out/Screws Fall Out."
He has been known to be the most conspicuous member of the group due to his charismatic stage presence and his dreadlock hairstyle.
For equipment, Roger currently uses Eden amplifiers, his setup includes a D810XT bass cabinet and an Eden WT800 Amplifier head Musicman Sterling basses in various colors, and Ernie Ball strings.
Manganelli formed Rehasher in 2000 with members of Army of Ponch and Savage Brewtality. Rehasher was a return to his roots from the more serious, popular, Less than Jake. He is more proactive as a member of Rehasher—as their lead singer, rhythm guitarist, songwriter, lyricist, and producer. In addition to this, in Rehasher's latest album Manganelli has been responsible for tracking all the guitar parts as well as the bass ones, hence assuming the roles previously belonging to band members Ryan Geis and Gui Amador (though neither of these members have quit Rehasher). Unfortunately, Manganelli is only able to work with Rehasher when Less than Jake has time off.
Rehasher's second album was released in vinyl form on August 28, 2009; and in CD form on October 27, 2009.
The Moat House is a nickname for Manganelli's house in Gainesville, Florida. Moathouse Productions is the name of his studio, run from the basement of aforementioned Moat House. Manganelli works in his studio with small bands, mostly unsigned - as he says on his own website, "prices are cheap - unless you're on a record label!" He uses Pro Tools for his recording purposes, and his services include mixing, recording, producing, etc. He also has a range of gear available to those who wish to record at his studio.