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Dan Mangan

Biography

While we were young in Vancouver, songwriter Dan Mangan immersed himself in his parents’ record collection, paying particular focus on albums by Nick Drake as well as the Beatles. Folk and pop therefore became two of his biggest affects, and Mangan mixed both styles while composing his own tunes as an adolescent. At twenty years aged, he produced his single debut by liberating an acoustic EP, using the full-length Postcards and Daydreaming pursuing two years later on. Postcards and Daydreaming was later on released in the us, leading Mangan to improve his touring commitments and widen his group of fans. In ’09 2009, he came back with another album, Nice, Good, EXCELLENT, which landed around the Polaris Music Reward shortlist. Mangan adopted up 2 yrs later using the Juno Award-winning Oh, Lot of money, displaying the troubadour’s matured songwriting and plans, and made by Colin Stewart (Dark Mountain, Cave Performers). Golf club Meds, Mangan’s 4th studio recording and first to become released beneath the Dan Mangan + Blacksmith moniker, found its way to early 2015.

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Full Name Dan Mangan
Profession Actor, Singer-songwriter, Film Score Composer
Education University of British Columbia
Nationality Canadian
Spouse Kirsten Slenning
Awards Juno Award for Alternative Album of the Year, Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Music Songs Road Regrets, Rows of Houses, The Indie Queens Are Waiting, About as Helpful as You Can Be Without Being Any Help at All, Post-War Blues, Race To The Bottom, Leaves, Trees, Forest, Fair Verona, Starts With Them, Ends With Us, Robots, Journal of a Narcoleptic, Pine for Cedars, Forgetery, You Silly Git, If I Am Dead, Tina's Glorious Comeback, So Much for Everyone, Set the Sails, Et Les Mots Croisés, Some Place to Come Home To, Mouthpiece, Vessel, How Darwinian, Offred, Regarding Death and Dying, Tragic Turn of Events / Move Pen Move, Jude In The Mountains, New Skies, Hang With Me, Ash Babe, Jeopardy, A Doll's House / Pavlovia
Albums Nice, Nice, Very Nice, Oh Fortune, Club Meds, Postcards & Daydreaming, Hector And The Search For Happiness (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Nominations Polaris Music Prize, Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, Juno Award for Video of the Year, Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Song, Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Music - Original Score
Movies The Valley Below, Hector and the Search for Happiness, What Happens Next?


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Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Doll House/Pavlovia 2016 Short
The Valley Below 2014
Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014
What Happens Next? The Dan Mangan Documentary 2012 Documentary
About as Helpful as You Can Be Without Being Any Help at All 2012 Short
Post-War Blues 2012 Short
Stimulus Package 2010 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014 performer: "About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All" , "Vessel" / writer: "About As Helpful As You Can Be Without Being Any Help At All" , "Vessel"
Redlands 2014 performer: "Leaves, Trees, Forest" / writer: "Leaves, Trees, Forest"
The Unvarnished Boy 2010 Short performer: "You Silly Git" / writer: "You Silly Git"
Stimulus Package 2010 Short "The Indie Queens are Waiting"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drive 2015 TV Series River
Backstrom 2015 TV Series Band Member #2
Preggoland 2014 Music Teacher
About as Helpful as You Can Be Without Being Any Help at All 2012 Short Dan Mangan
BTR Live Studio 2011 TV Series

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Drive 2015 TV Series music supervisor - 1 episode
Hector and the Search for Happiness 2014 music editor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I'm on Fire 2009 thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vanity Fair Confidential 2017 TV Series documentary reporter, Stamford Advocate)
Lennon or McCartney 2014 Documentary short Himself
What Happens Next? The Dan Mangan Documentary 2012 Documentary Dan Mangan
Life Is a Highway: Canadian Pop Music in the 1990s 2011 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
A Window Looking In 2010 TV Series documentary Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Achievement in Music - Original Score Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) · Jesse Zubot
2015 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Achievement in Music - Original Song The Valley Below (2014)
2015 Leo Leo Awards Best Musical Score in a Motion Picture Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) · Jesse Zubot


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