Mandy Lagan was born in England and raised in Ridgetown, a small town in southwestern Ontario. She
studied piano and sang in various choirs under the tutelage of her mother who was a piano teacher,
organist and choir director. 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 develop her own compositions.
In 2002 she released her first CD, "I Thought About You", a collection of jazz standards and two