"I get mad. I get sad. I have all those emotions. But I just like to keep them to myself. I don’t think my fans need to be bothered with if I’m mad or sad about something. I should just be concerned that they are keeping up with my music or I’m making them happy with my show."
"I met Demi when she was ten years old at a local showcase in Dallas. The vocal coach Linda Septien performed these great showcases of music to their students and several of them were made while I was playing with other artists. I made friends with Demi and her family and so I used to go to his house and play music. She was always very talented, and I was lucky that when she was invited to the opening of the first tour of the Jonas Brothers in 2008, she called me and offered me the position of guitarist. Within 36 hours, I left my job, I took a flight to Los Angeles and I’ve been with her ever since. It was a total whirlwind." Mike Manning