Indie/Folk from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsDan Mangan
The son of lawyer Mike Mangan.
"The deliciously downbeat Postcards and Daydreaming a good sulky-day companion for anyone who has already invested in the collected works of Hayden or Crooked Fingers."
-The Georgia Straight
Gaining fans with every performance, Dan Mangan is slowly making his way from Vancouver to the depths of your listening environment. With thoughtful delivery (think M. Ward), Dan's weather-beaten vocals serve as a graceful conduit for his thoughtful lyrics. As an emerging young artist, he finds himself in the footsteps of Ryan Adams or Bright Eyes, building a grass roots following of loyal listeners just a few ears at a time.
Dan took to the guitar and piano as a child and found himself memorizing Abbey Road's side 'B' in no time. With a deep respect for creative integrity, Mangan's focus from day one has been to honour the power of words. At the tender age of 24, his maturity as a lyricist is refreshing; as a performer, his presence is magnetic.
In 2006, Dan showcased at the New Music West festival in Vancouver, North By North-East in Toronto and The Western Canadian Music Awards in Winnipeg, garnering a quick and viral excitement throughout the Canadian music scene. Never one to rest on his laurels, Dan also collaborated and shared stages with several national literary treasures - namely spoken word artist Shane Koyczan (also of Tons Of Fun University) and acclaimed storyteller Ivan Coyote. Mangan performed for a BRAVO television feature and live for XM Satellite's 52 "The Verge" with Montreal act Champion. Single Journal of a Narcoleptic has seen daily rotation on "The Verge" since June '06 along with seven minute fan-fave So Much For Everyone - which became the channel's 4th most played song in July alongside the likes of The Dears and The Meligrove Band. In 2006, Dan also licensed songs to Canadian television shows "Whistler" and "Renegade Press".
2007 has and will unveil Mangan's talents internationally. After two hugely successful showcases at Austin's SXSW and The Viper Room in LA, Dan heads abroad to tour the UK and showcase at Brighton's The Great Escape Festival. He'll also be seen in Australia at The Big Sound in October.
Postcards And Daydreaming will see a re-release with an extended track and new artwork in Canada, the USA and UK.
"Reverential elegance... It's not easy to play slowly but Mangan's growly ruminations demand it."
"In the end, the real appeal of this album is that even through a static speaker, it still seems as though Dan Mangan is singing only to you."
"It is a mystery to me why Dan Mangan has not yet reached superstardom..."