From playing guitar in his Kitchener high school music class, to selling out hometown venues, to showcasing at major festivals, Mandippal has certainly come a long way in his decade career as a musician, establishing himself as one of the hardest working artists in Ontario.
Coming from a family of well-respected musicians and writers (like Mercury Prize winner Talvin Singh), Mandippal has been gaining a steady following, by focusing solely on his own blend of poetry and pop/rock. He has made a lasting impression in Ontario’s booming singer/songwriter scene, performing with notable acts like Tim Hicks, Hannah Georgas, Said The Whale, The Walkervilles, Jesse Labelle, Justin Nozuka, Jully Black, Sarah Slean, and many others.
In the last few years, Mandippal’s success has certainly started to show. He has been featured on CBC Radio One (Fresh Air – March 2013 interview, Metro Morning, Here and Now), South Asian Newsweek (OMNI TV), IndieCan Radio (Toronto), The Record (Kitchener-Waterloo), along with showcases at S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival, COCA’s Regional & National Conferences, CBC’s Sounds Of The Season, Masala Mehndi Masti, Burlington Sound Of Music Festival, NXNE Music & Film Festival, and Canadian Music Week.
With 10 years of songwriting and performing under his belt, 200 shows played a year, 2000+ EPs sold in his last effort, and a new album Ready To Stay produced by Justin Abedin (Jacksoul, Justin Hines) creating buzz, Mandippal is recognized as a serious player. With the ability to capture an audience with his tone and humility, it’s only a matter of time before he wins you over as well.
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