Dan Mangan / Julia Gartha
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Dan Mangan is a two-time Juno Award–winning musician and songwriter. He also has made the short list for the Polaris Music Prize twice. In 2018, Mangan released More or Less, his fifth full-length album. It was produced by Grammy Award–winning producer Drew Brown (Radiohead, Beck, Blonde Redhead, Charlotte Gainsbourg) and Simone Felice (the Lumineers, Bat for Lashes). More or Less features the singles “Troubled Mind,” “Fool for Waiting,” and “Just Fear.”
Mangan has toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Australia. In addition to writing his own records, he also has scored a feature film starring Simon Pegg, as well as television shows for Netflix and AMC. In 2017, Mangan cofounded Side Door, an online platform that connects hosts with artists for intimate performances in unique spaces. He lives in Vancouver, Canada, with his wife and two sons.
Julia Gartha, a native of Toronto, Canada, is a country/pop singer-songwriter who captivates audiences with honesty and openness. In her early years, she studied with the Royal Conservatory and received her Grade 8 certification in piano and voice training. Combining vocal talent with piano skills, she began writing music and arranging covers. Breathing in inspiration from artists such as Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and James Taylor, Gartha possesses storytelling skills that bring an authentic voice to her sound. She is currently working on her debut EP, which features her 2018 single “Can’t Change You.”