Balsam Stage

6:30 pm

passion mango

Hailing from the rainy city of Vancouver, BC, Passion Mango’s sensitive, distinctly West Coast style reflects their Pacific Northwest hometown. The band consists of full-time members Connor Wilkinson (producer, songwriter, singer, instrumentalist), Dylan Iwaschuk (songwriter, singer, guitarist), and Josh Seaman (guitar, bassist), with live contributions from Luke Hurd (guitarist, bassist) and Seb Berberich (drummer).

The band originally formed in December of 2022. They released their debut album Honeymoon Phase in the Spring of 2023, followed by EP Garden Party that summer. In late 2023, a video featuring their single Boy went viral on TikTok, amassing over 2 million plays on Spotify and bringing thousands of new listeners to their page.

Passion Mango’s sound finds influence from many genres (including grunge, shoegaze, punk, folk, hip-hop, etc.) but is mainly rooted in indie and alternative rock. Their music inspiration ranges from Peach Pit and Fleetwood Mac to Nirvana and Title Fight (whom they’ve been compared to with release Boy). They write their music from an honest and emotional place, touching on themes of grief, addiction, mental health, disillusionment, and the optimistic hope of love. Wilkinson and Iwaschuck’s songwriting is not afraid to make you cry with one song and then get up and dance on the next track.