Meet Okay Mann: a schoolboy heart with wandering toes who crafts heart-on-your-sleeve folk and rock & roll that worships the hook but keeps thoughtful storytelling front and centre.
Meet Katlin Mathison - otherwise known as Okay Mann, whose childhood fascination with campfire singalongs sent him across the pond for a mentorship with Paul McCartney, a gold single in Norway, and eventually led him back to the harsh weather and friendly faces of Manitoba, Canada.
Armed with a new moniker and a suitcase of songs born of a Winnipeg winter, Okay Mann returned to the cobblestone streets of Liverpool, UK to record his debut release, Little Mersey. By combining modern recording technology with traditional analog tape methods, he crafted a unique timepiece: a snapshot caught on magnetic tape of a city left behind. Okay Mann followed up his debut with two singles: straddling the line between invention and convention, It Won't Be Long's uplifting pop sensibility helps the dark lyrics hide in plain sight. Ring Road, with its infectious chorus and energetic production, works through the frustration of trying to look to the future with two feet planted firmly in the past.
Now based in Calgary, Okay Mann is currently releasing a string of upbeat singles ahead of a full-length album later this year. His is the tale of a curious nomad: living and dying, one song at a time.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: 62% female, 38% male. primarily 23-34.