Mandy Kane made a significant impact on the Australian music scene in 2003 when his debut single "Stab" entered the ARIA charts at #18, and he toured Australia's east coast with Marilyn Manson as well as Australia's iconic Machine Gun Fellatio. Two more Top 30 singles and a critically acclaimed debut album later, MK battened down the hatches to write and record new material for his second album, coming up for air only occasionally to give his new songs a test run at his live shows in his home town of Melbourne, and other east coast regions. The verdict? 100% resounding applause - for every song at every gig.In June 2006, he took his innovative one man show to NXNE, Canada's biggest and most important music festival, resulting in a demand for more shows in Toronto as well as New York, where he performed at The Delancey in the Lower East Side.He returned to Australia for a national television performance on the top-rating night time variety show "Rove Live" (July 4), for which he re-formed his former backing band.MK re-launched himself as an independent artist last year with a digital download single, "(UK) Hanky Panky", which garnered regular dance floor play at several renowned UK clubs, saw him compared to the likes of David Bowie, Gary Numan and Marc Almond and compelled UK website for independent music KarmaDownload, to praise him as "The New Prince of Rock". The bold, in-your-face track was picked up internationally by the regional & community stations that dared. The raunchy clip was played in Australia on Rage and Channel [V]'s What U Want, where it reached #25 on the 50 Most Requested Videos list. In the US and UK, it was added to Mobile Music Video Channels on Sprite and O2, respectively, and made Editors Pick on video-c.auk.With endorsement from Arts Victoria, who provided funding towards his new project, MK is back and he's better than ever. As a precursor to his forthcoming second album, he recently produced and released a six-track EP which leaves us with no doubt about his ideals, and more importantly, that he's a singer/songwriter with musical and lyrical substance.In fact, the title track of the EP, "Murder in the Daylight" was selected as a semi-finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition, out of the 15,000 entries submitted from around the world!And that's not all MK's talents have been discovered by a local filmmaker, who not only cast him in a privately funded short film, titled "eleVATE" (yup, the boy can act!), but has also assigned him to score the film, and write the theme song, "Glitch", which is featured on the EP. "eleVATE" will have its world premiere at the 2006 Vienna Short Film Festival, with more festival announcements to follow.This collaboration has led to more opportunities for MK to be involved in other film projects, including a cameo appearance in the upcoming Molloy Boy production "BoyTown", so stay tuned as the Mandy Kane story continues to grow.