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Mantler Live


Mantler is an eccentric person in a white tuxedo and shirt-frill, performing ironic pop collages on the electric piano, combining R&B with shopping mall music and popular tunes from our childhood. In real life, Mantler is a humble collector of rare jazz and soul music Chris A. Cummings.

Five Mantler facts:

— Chris began composing music as a child, as tape recordings carefully preserved by his parents show;

— The word “Mantler” was discovered by Chris in the client database of the Toronto, International Film Festival, of which he is a deputy director;

— Chris’ guilty pleasure is rapper T-Pain;

— Mantler sometimes plays a cover on the Oklahoma restaurant  Mr. Sprigg’s BBQ;

— Chris does not own a mobile phone.