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artist Dan Mangan

Vancouver, BC, CANADA
Arts & Crafts
Folk, Alt Rock

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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. He has released three full-length albums and, with the help of Jesse Zubot, 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 and The Guardian (Arts section).

Through many twists, turns and a good deal of fortune, Mangan’s primary project has come to be known as DAN MANGAN + BLACKSMITH.


>> BLACKSMITH is John Walsh, Gordon Grdina, Kenton Loewen, and often JP Carter, Jesse Zubot and Tyson Naylor
>> Has shared stages or toured with: The Walkmen, Decemberists, Okkervil River, Broken Social Scene, Timber Timbre, Jeff Mangum, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Junip, Phosphorescence, The Vaccines, tUnE-yArDs, Cake, Metric, Howe Gelb, Jackson Browne, Bowerbirds, The Head and The Heart, Blind Pilot, Hey Rosetta!, Mother Mother, KD Lang, Patrick Watson, The Shins, Sam Roberts Band, Sarah Harmer, Alison Krauss, Lucinda Williams, Japandroids, Jason Collett, Zeus, Macklemore, Vampire Weekend, City & Colour, Yukon Blonde, Sondre Lerche, Warpaint, Other Lives, Suuns, Lucius, Bear’s Den, Spoon, Tegan & Sara
>> Recipient 2012 JUNO Award “Alternative Album of the Year”
>> Recipient 2012 JUNO Award “New Artist of the Year”
>> Recipient Long-list 2012 Polaris Music Prize for Oh Fortune
>> Recipient Short-list 2010 Polaris Music Prize for Nice, Nice, Very Nice
>> Recipient 6 WCMA Awards
>> Recipient 6 CBC3 BUCKY Awards
>> Recipient 2010 iTunes Canada “Artist of the Year”
>> Recipient 2009 Verge Award “Artist of the Year” 


Dan Mangan Singer/ Songwriter
Gordon Grdina Guitar
Kenton Loewen Drums
John Walsh Bass
JP Carter Trumpet
Jesse Zubot Violin
Tyson Naylor Keys
Club Meds
Arts & Crafts
January, 2015
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Arts & Crafts
September, 2014
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Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013
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April, 2013
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Radicals 7"
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October, 2012
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Oh Fortune
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September, 2011
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Nice, Nice, Very nice
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August, 2009
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Roboteering EP
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April, 2009
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Postcards and Daydreaming
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June, 2007
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Rows of Houses 4:15

Rows of Houses

brand new video from "Oh Fortune"

Robots 4:09


Inspired by early 80s gang movies, Robots tells the story of two rival gangs who engage in their own back-alley version of robot wars, pitting one robot against the other in a battle to the finish. But when one robot chooses compassion over malice, the gang members are forced to question their own hatred and animosity towards each other.

Road Regrets 4:41

Road Regrets

Dan Mangan's "Road Regrets" produced by Blatant Films. The wee little animated car that could.

The Indie Queens Are Waiting 4:05

The Indie Queens Are Waiting

"The Indie Queens Are Waiting" - shot in Belmont Diner in Calgary, AB - Produced by Crowsnest Films.

Journal Of A Narcoleptic 3:56

Journal Of A Narcoleptic

Directed by Dan West, DOP Steven Deneault, Edited by Thomas Sabinksy, budget of $300

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