Captivating singer MANDY LAGAN began taking herself seriously as a singer in 1990 when she moved from Hamilton to Toronto and formed a band in order to play songs of Joni Mitchell’s 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.
In 2007, she released her third CD, “Verses”, a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry which she collaboratively set to music. The “Verses” project awarded her financial support from the Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts Council.
Most recently Mandy has released her fourth CD, “The Joni Book”. This is a collection of Joni Mitchell songs that she has creatively and imaginatively arranged along with the members of her band, ORIGINS (pianist Dave Restivo, Ted Quinlan on guitar, Kevin Turcotte on trumpet, Andrew Downing on cello, Jim Vivian on bass, and Blair Mackay on percussion/drums).
This evening singing star MANDY LAGAN features ATTILA FIAS on piano, TED QUINLAN on guitar, and JIM VIVIAN on bass, celebrating Mandy’s birthday by playing some of their favorite music from her extensive collection of songs, in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.