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Vinny Mann (aka Vivian Mann) was born in the UK and lives in London.

Trained from an early age in London’s premier Drama school Vinny was picked to be in the original cast of Britain’s most popular ever children’s television programme “Grange hill” in which he was a leading character for two years.

After appearing in the show until he was sixteen Vinny’s acting career developed performing in more children’s television, BBC drama’s and eventually working with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London’s west end, as well as a successful career as a catwalk model for top designers such as Vivienne Westwood, John Paul Gautier and John Galliano to photographic sessions with Mario Testino, Spencer Rowell and Pamela Hanson.

Vinny has recorded numerous voice overs; radio jingles and television commercials.

He has also appeared regularly singing live on television, stage and in concert.

Vinny studied under the tutelage of Ian Adam one of the UK’s top vocal coaches who taught stars such as Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman; this is also where he met Danish Soprano Lene Kirstine.

 Vinny & Lene both have a particular passion for duets and often perform together in the UK and in Denmark.

Over the last six years Vinny has recorded three albums of original material with his band” Velcro Fly” reaching no 2 in the peoplesound web site with over 5 thousand downloads. He has also recorded a solo album and is now busy working on new recording project with friend and collegue, composer/pianist Paul Moon.

Vinny has been busy with music related projects for some time although is still very keen on non music based acting performance’s he has just been taken on by McLean Williams Management and is looking forward to a great future with them.

Vinny enjoys teaching singing too, he has been running the Studiosingers vocal work shops in South London successfully for the past ten years and has now; through popular demand began teaching privately from home, with students going on in to recording contracts and being offered parts in musical theatre.Studiosingers are also beginning to gain a reputation for producing good vocalists and are increasingly being asked to provide singers for cabaret, Weddings, Recording sessions and live music venues, he is also building an interactive learn-to-sing website www.learn-to-sing.com

Vinny Mann is represented by maclean-williams agency