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Mr. Chandler



M. Chandler is a joint composition and performance project between Ian Kelly and the members of Magneto Trio (Sylvain Clavette, Mario Légaré and Rick Hayworth). In his twenties, while Ian was working on the staff of the Spectrum, he had the opportunity to hear the three musicians play for the first time. He follows their work from afar as they accompany Michel Rivard, Lhasa de Sela, Daniel Boucher, Paul Piché, Laurence Jalbert and many other artists over the years.

In early 2016, the four reunited in order to test out potential songmaking chemistry. The whole thing gives a natural chord: the guitar, the lyrics and the soaring voice of Ian Kelly tied to the enveloping music of Magneto Trio (Rick Haworth on guitars, Mario Légaré on bass, and Sylvain Clavette on drums) that one could qualify as post indie pop.

This creation is collective both in terms of song compositions and interpretations. Even if Ian Kelly's career so far has been mainly in English (5 albums, 1 gold record), the choice to do this project in French is a natural one, precisely to give it an original and unique dimension. A pure creation project that brings a new sound and a different artistic proposal. A new project and a unique musical encounter to which the members of the group give the name of Mr. Chandler.

Their first album is hailed by critics and a tour of more than thirty shows takes place during the year 2018-2019.

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