Shivering Songs presents:
Dan Mangan w Matt Holubowski
Friday January 25th, 2019
Tide and Boar Ballroom
Doors 8 // Show 9
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Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award-winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter.
2018 brings Dan’s 5th full length More or Less, an album about witnessing birth, and in some ways rebirth. It’s about feeling disconnected from a popular identity and becoming acclimated to a new one. It’s about raising kids in a turbulent world. It’s about unanswerable questions and kindness and friendship and fear. 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 singles “Troubled Mind”, “Fool For Waiting” and “Just Fear”.
Aside from his own recordings, Dan has scored a feature film (starring Simon Pegg) as well as TV series for Netflix & AMC and has infrequently been a contributing writer for several international publications. Dan has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Australia. In 2017, Mangan co-founded Side Door, an online platform that connects hosts with artists for intimate performances in unique spaces. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two sons.
Born to a Polish father and a Quebecer mother, Matt Holubowski grew up in Hudson, a bucolic village west of Montreal.
It wasn’t until he was 17 that he decided to pick up the guitar, in part out of admiration for his cousin, also a musician. His first influences were much heavier (Metallica, Rage Against the Machine, Disturbed), which led to him joining a punk band in CEGEP as a guitarist. At that point, he still didn’t have much of an interest in singing.
In 2008, he discovers Elliott Smith, an artist that would become a revelation for Matt, who days later quits his band, sheds the electric and picks up his first acoustic guitar. So begins a transition into the soothing world of folk that would also ultimately lead to finding his voice.
As a finalist of La Voix, under the tutelage of Pierre Lapointe, Matt Holubowski managed to accrue not only a large following from the public, but also from within the industry. As a result, once the show ended, the record deals piled up fast. Moreover, he is also offered a spot in the illustrious Montreal International Jazz Festival, where he sells out all 450 tickets of his show in 30 minutes, and is consequently offered a second show at the mythical montreal venue, the Metropolis, which also ends up nearly selling out. A series of shows throughout the province ensues, where the public is inevitably seduced by his voice and captivated by his songs.
On September 9, 2015, Matt Holubowski finally chooses to ally himself with Audiogram, beloved local label and producers of reknown names, such as Isabelle Boulay, Pierre Lapointe, and Daniel Belanger.
By November’s end, the first – and very spontaneous – tour will end, and Matt will head out once more into the wild with his backpack, as he journeys through Central America to begin penning his next album, scheduled to be released some time in the fall of 2016.