Originally a home-recording project, Chris A. Cummings (Mantler) has in recent years become a regular presence on the Toronto live music scene. Usually seen playing a wurlitzer electric piano accompanied by a 1970s Rhythm Ace drum machine, Mantler has made many fans among Toronto's music community. Mantler has released four albums – DOIN' I T ALL (2000, Le Syteme Records), SADISFACTION (2002, Tomlab Records), LANDAU (2004, Tomlab Records), and MONODY (2010, Tomlab Records (worldwide), Tin Angel Records (UK) and Blocks Recording Club (Canada)). In addition to playing live regularly in Toronto, Mantler has made short solo tours of Italy and Germany in 2004, and also toured Europe and the UK in 2007 opening for Constellation artist Sandro Perri. He has toured the UK three times since 2009, and in 2012 played a show in Moscow, Russia.