MANGUS & CO.
Since emerging on the Hobart music scene in 2006, Mangus has become a frequent performer at Tasmania’s greatest festivals, markets and showcases.
A striking performer, Mangus’ growling vocals and guitar performance styles influenced by jazz, blues, finger-style, and slide, have allowed him to captivate his audiences, including those at The Falls Music and Arts Festival, MONA FOMA, The Festival of Voices, Cygnet Folk Festival, The Junction Arts Festival, TASTE of Tasmania, Festivale, and innumerable and regular appearances on Tasmanian stages.
2017 saw the launch of the Mangus & Co. album 'Go Home, Go Inside, and Shut the Door'., featuring his long standing quartet, as well as frequent guest, American vocalist Katy Raucher. Recorded live, deep in the belly of a converted 150 year-old church in Hobart's northern suburbs, the album showcases Mangus' fierce vocals, boisterous guitar playing, and crafted songwriting.
In late 2019 Mangus launched 'Ruin It All Over Again', a solo acoustic album drawing on the influences of early blues legends. The record’s 12 songs serve as a vehicle for Mangus' stories coloured by all that is mordant, sweet, bitter, humorous, uplifting, and terrible. The launch of this album was captured for Mangus' 2020 release "Live From Pablo's Cocktails and Dreams".
2024 will see Mangus extending his ensemble for a new album to be released on vinyl early in the year, building off brand new fingerstyle blues, ragtime, and jazz compositions, with the additions of a trad-jazz horn section of saxophones, trombone, and sousaphone to the ensemble for a highly collaborative show.
Mangus is immensely proud to be a Shubb Capo Artist, a featured artist of Myers Pickups, and Krivo Pickups Artist