Mandy Lagan Sextet

Mandy Lagan – Vocals

Kevin Turcotte – Trumpet

Kim Ratcliffe – Guitar

Joe Lagan – Piano

George Koller – Bass

Nick Fraser – Drums

Mandy Lagan was born in England and raised in Ridgetown, a small town in southwestern Ontario. She studied piano with her mother who was a piano teacher and sang in various choirs. She eventually picked up a guitar and learned some chords so she could accompany herself singing songs she knew, as well as work on her own writing. After graduating from Mohawk College Music Department Mandy went to McMaster University and got her B.A. in music. She began taking herself seriously as a singer in 1990 when she moved out of Hamilton and into Toronto and formed a band in order to work on some of her favourite music as well as her own writing. In 2002 she released her first CD, ‘I Thought About You’, a collection of jazz standards and two originals. In 2003 she released her second CD, ‘You See Me’, a selection of five jazz standards and five originals. she has been performing around Ontario at various venues and festivals, working with some of Canada’s finest, David Braid, Nancy Walker, Dave Restivo, Keiran Overs, Jim Vivian, Barry Romberg, Kevin Dempsey, David Occhipinti, Andrew Downing, Kevin Turcotte, to mention a few. Her latest project is ‘Verses’ for which she received financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts Council.