An intelligent songwriter who is always stretching the limits both lyrically and musically. Friday night is going to be a real ride and Mangan was a great selection to headline the night. Creative and always moving musically, Mangan's enthusiasm always comes through. Friday night is going to be special.From Dan Mangan
Never one to rest on his laurels or do what’s expected of him, Dan Mangan has, yet again, transformed his sound. From the traditional stripped-down acoustic folk of 2010’s Nice Nice Very Nice, to the sweeping orchestration and avant-jazz arrangements of 2012’sOh Fortune, Dan Mangan works best when he’s moving forward and challenging himself. And so, what’s more challenging than departing from the sound that has earned you two Juno Award wins, international critical accolades, and radio chart success? His latest release Club Meds, released in 2015 by Arts & Crafts, is a departure, both sonically and thematically. The music is darker and more complex, but just as affecting as anything he’s ever done, with the richness and honesty of his singular voice ascending over the music. Perfectly suiting to his no-holds-barred approach to lyricism. The critically acclaimed album includes “Vessel” - both a Top 5 charter on Canadian radio as well as the focus song from the film score he wrote for Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike.
Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and son. With Jesse Zubot, he scored Hector And The Search For Happiness, a feature film starring Simon Pegg. Dan has also infrequently been a contributing writer for some publications such as Huffington Post Canada, Montecristo Magazine and The Guardian (Arts section).
Mangan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia. He recently released his fourth LP, Club Meds, to much critical acclaim, under the moniker “Dan Mangan + Blacksmith” (Blacksmith referring to his long-time collaborators).
“One of the most thought-provoking writers of his generation”
~ The Sunday Times
“Vivid, wildly ambitious… musical realms where straightforward hooks never go”