Todd Fancey

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Todd Fancey
At the Slow Food Rocks Festival held in San Francisco, California in August 2008
Background information
Birth nameTodd George Fancey
Born Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Indie rock, power pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instrument(s) Guitar, bass, vocals

Todd George Fancey is a Canadian guitarist, keyboardist, and solo artist. He is the guitarist for Vancouver-based indie rock band The New Pornographers and the bassist for the band Limblifter. Fancey is originally from Nova Scotia. [1]


Early life

Fancey was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. [2]

Solo career

Fancey released his first solo album, Fancey on March Records in 2004. His second solo album, Schmancey, was released November 13, 2007 on What Are Records?. Fancey released his third solo album Love Mirage on January 27, 2017. His fourth album release is "County Fair" a collection of cover songs on January 26, 2018. His third and fourth albums were self-released on Stoner Disco Records.


In 2008, Fancey participated off-screen in an episode of The Office entitled "Dinner Party". He portrayed Hunter (usually portrayed by Nicholas D'Agosto), Jan's administrative assistant, who may have lost his virginity to her and wrote a song about it, although the storyline never revealed any evidence of such. The song, called 'That One Night," was co-written by Fancey, Gene Stupnitsky and Lee Eisenberg. [3] [4] The episode was nominated for an Emmy Award.

In April 2018, Fancey was interviewed by Rolling Stone's Andy Greene for an article about The Office Dinner Party episode. [5]

In late 2010, NBC hired Fancey to write a song that was featured on NBC's Prime Time Special. Fancey was also hired to create music for Caprica , the Battlestar Galactica TV show prequel.[ citation needed ]


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Todd Fancey

Solo aka "Fancey"

With The New Pornographers

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