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Mangus (Hobart)

​Mangus is a blues and gospel musician from Hobart, Tasmania who draws from the influence of pre-war blues, gospel and jazz.

After releasing his first album ‘The Cow and The Chicken Record’ in 2008, Mangus has become a regular performer on the Tasmanian music scene, including festivals such as MONA FOMA (2011), Cygnet Folk Festival (2011) and The Falls Music and Arts Festival (2009, 2010).

His growling vocal style and aggressive abilities on the Tri-cone Guitar has proved Mangus to be a truly unique performer.

In 2011 Mangus began performing with jazz composer and double bassist Oliver Plapp, with the extended Mangus Trio + HisGospelSingers making their debut in November 2011. This large group consists of Oliver Plapp, Ritnarong Coomber on percussion, with HisGospelSingers Amelia Johnson, Katy Raucher, Tess Bennet, Sam McKinley and Tom Webster.

In 2012 Mangus has released his second album “Mangus Duo”, featuring the raw acoustic performances of his performances with Oliver Plapp.