Mandia is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Ottawa, Ontario who has written and recorded songs with Grammy Award winning producer James Fauntleroy, 1500 or Nothin’, Grammy nominated production team Kuya, as well as leading Canadian producers including Michael “Sonner” Sonier, Yogi, and Lantz to name a few.
The past year featured a coast-to-coast promotional tour that garnered multiple video airplay on two national television programs, The Family Channel and Much Music Juicebox.
In June 2015, she headlined the “Unplugged Middle School Tour” performing for students in eight middle schools throughout the GTA and co-headlined the “Unplugged Festival”.
PLATINUM SELLING RECORDING ARTIST
His sophomore album “Back for More” produced a #1 hit single, three top 10 hit singles, and also garnered him a Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul Recording. His high-energy, infectious single, “Let’s Go,” exploded onto the Top 40 radio chart after just 1 week, peaking at #1.
His album "Fresh" featured the gold selling and MMVA nominated hit “Shiver". His platinum selling single “Night Like This” reached #1, and the video marked his return to his roots in dance music boasting 100+ dancers in the music video. The video reached #1 on both the Much and MuchMoreMusic chart and won MMVA for Video of the Year. His Platinum selling single“Electric” also reached #1.
Desman released his following album “ALIVE” in a way no other artist had before, in conjunction with a scripted movie set to the music of his album of the same name which aired on Much starring Desman as himself, Heartland’s Kaitlyn Leeb, Degrassi’s Melinda Shankar, and Lost Girl’s K.C. Collins and provided audiences with a brand new way to experience music and visual content.
PRESIDENT & OWNER
Katrina Lopes is the president of KL Management, an artist management company whose roster includes platinum selling and Juno Award winning artist Shawn Desman, Family Channel & Disney star Josh Bogert, and rising star Mandia.
KL Management clients have toured with internationally renowned acts including Backstreet Boys, Selena Gomez and have performed for "We Day" in stadiums across Canada (an inspiring event for young people leading local and global change.)
Together with its clients KL Management has garnered numerous accolades including MMVA Video of the Year, Socan #1 Award, Socan Pop Song of the Year, as well as numerous platinum and gold certified singles.
Lopes executive produced the film "ALIVE" in partnership with MUCH which starred Shawn Desman, Kaitlyn Leeb (Heartland), Melinda Shankar (Degrassi), and K.C. Collins (Lost Girl). The film was the cornerstone of an innovative campaign to promote Desman's album of the same name. The premiere grew its time slot by 145%, won “Outstanding Short Film” at ReelWorld Film Awards, garnered nominations including: “Best Youth Program/Series” and “Best Direction in Youth Program/Series” at the Canadian Screen Awards, “Best TV Drama Cinematography” at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards, “Best R&B/Soul Recording” at the Juno Awards, and Best Pop Music Video at MMVA’s.
KL Management also provides coaching services for emerging talent to assist them in navigating the industry and obtaining a successful career in music.
Lopes also serves on the board of directors for Manifesto Festival.
"Dream Big. Start small. Begin now."
- Robin Sharma
"Believe in your dreams. It makes you and everyone around you better."
- Michael Port
LEAD ACTOR IN FAMILY CHANNEL/DISNEY'S "BACKSTAGE"
Music has been an essential part of Josh's life since long before he can remember. The Vancouver, B.C. native has harnessed his talent – which includes everything from singing to songwriting to mastering more than five instruments.
Getting his start in classical and jazz, Josh drew experience and influence from a multitude of musical styles ranging from classical to pop and is a natural when it comes to creating and producing upbeat and sophisticated guitar-pop arrangements.
Josh currently plays the role of Miles Lennox on the Family Channel/ Disney teen drama series "Backstage" and recently released his first single “Run 2 You.”
"Art is not what you see but what you make others see."
- Edgar Degas