"I present myself as Mán Cub because it provides a vehicle I can use to bring clarity to the world. I write songs as the score of the working man’s drama, day in and day out. Family is most important in my life, and my music helps remind me of that importance. I like to emulate elements of American Folk music and the repetitive rhythm of Latino music to provide a cerebral dance that helps me chug along the hills of life."
Richard Juarez is the singer, songwriter, and producer of Mán Cub. He grew up in Chicago's neighborhood of Little Village. From a young age Richard was exposed to a wide range of music, from R&B to rock, rap and boleros.
Richard started writing songs at 12 years old. He played guitar and wrote songs all throughout high school and college. He studied theatre and performance at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2012, he formed the band Brother StarRace with his brother, Raul Juarez. The band dissolved in 2016. Richard spent 2017 touring as a guitarist for singer and activist, Lester Rey and working on a collaborative EP with producer Boathouse titled "Feel the Love". In that time Richard began developing his new project Mán Cub and played a few shows throughout the year. Mán Cub released his first single "Powder Room" featuring Jessica Garcia, February of this year with good reception. In March he released a collaboration with producer SUVÉ, titled "Paola". Both singles have been played on Vocalo and Lumpen Radio, Chicago's local radio stations. Richard is currently recording his debut ep, to be released this summer. Mán Cub has been backed by talented musicians like Giovanny Revelle, Dina Simone, Khori Wilson, and Lester Rey.