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“I Wouldn’t Dance” makes Finals in 2015 Unsigned Only Competition!

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David’s song “I Wouldn’t Dance” was selected in the finals in the Folk/Songwriter category for the 2015 Unsigned Only Competition. Out of hundreds of applicants, only 2% of songs were chosen for the finals. The song will now be judged by celebrity judges and we will find out the winning song at the end of August.

Finalists have also been invited to take part in UO2015′s “Fandemonium” Contest where they have a chance to win a bunch of awesome musical prizes. Click here or on the button below to vote for David daily until August 22!

Congratulations, David!

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The Bluegrass Situation premieres ‘When It Comes My Turn’ from David’s upcoming US release, So Far

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By The Bluegrass Situation

Nova Scotian singer/songwriter David Myles has an interesting palette of musical colors from which he paints. On one cut, he brings the folky finesse of James Taylor. On the next, he’ll turn to the cool jazz of Chet Baker. On still another, he might inject the raucous rock of Chuck Berry. Add on a political science degree and some fluency in Chinese, and the combination is what has turned Myles into an award-winning artist in his homeland.

Down here in the States, Myles makes his debut on September 25 with So Far. It’s a collection of songs culled from his catalog, deconstructed and built anew. That sort of shape-shifting is what makes Myles so popular. In fact, his 2013 “Inner Ninja” collaboration with hip-hop artist Classified is the best-selling rap single in Canadian music history. So Far doesn’t go quite, well, that far. One track, “When It Comes My Turn,” is about as far away from rap as you can get.

“I often say that ‘When It Comes My Turn’ was written during my quarter-life crisis,” Myles says. “I was on a really slow bus through Alberta. I was feeling old — feeling like I was turning the corner into adulthood, settling into the next stage of life. So I was thinking, if I’m gonna be an adult, I want to do it right. I don’t want to go down a path of cynicism and unhappiness that can so easily happen as life wears on. So I wrote myself this little memo. And it became the song. Now I sing it at shows every night. It reminds me to stay focused on the important stuff. Now I can’t become that old cynical grump I may have one day become.”

Myles continues, “The other interesting part of the song is that, though I thought it would be mainly 20-somethings going through quarter-life crises in mind that would feel a connection with the song, it’s resonated most significantly with my parent’s generation. Those who are transitioning into retirement or the later stages of life have really grabbed on to this song, and I’m so happy about that. Shows you that the word ‘old’ is such a perfectly relative term. It’s all in how you think of it.”

“I Wouldn’t Dance” selected in Semi-Finals for 2015 Unsigned Only Competition

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David Myles’ song “I Wouldn’t Dance” has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 2015 Unsigned Only Music Competition (UO). Congrats, David!

Finalists for Unsigned Only 2015 will be announced on or before July 24, 2015. To see the complete list of semi-finalists, click here.

David to Release Official US Debut Album So Far – First Single “Need A Break” Premieres Exclusively on Diffuser.fm

By Chuck Armstrong, Diffuser.fm

On Sept. 25, Nova Scotia’s own David Myles will celebrate the release of his official U.S. debut, So Far. In a unique spin, So Far isn’t exactly “new” music; rather, it’s a collection of Myles’ work over the years, reinterpreted in a stripped-down environment. Today (June 30), Diffuser is ecstatic to team up with him to unveil the first track from the collection, “Need a Break” — take it for a spin in the audio player below.

As you can instantly tell with “Need a Break,” the stripped-down environment that So Far lives in is essentially little more than Myles and his acoustic guitar; that doesn’t mean it lacks energy, though. In fact, when listening to the record, it’s obvious Myles is sinking his whole heart into the reimagining of his music. “These are some of my favorite songs, ones that I’ve played live all over the world,” he explained when So Far was first announced. “It is a really clear reflection of who I am as a musician.”

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David gets orchestral with Pops NB!

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Catch David this summer at Pops NB! A free, outdoor, summertime orchestral concert, POPS NB will feature music of the children, youth and professional orchestras of the NBYO, along with special guest orchestras and artists, performing concerts of light classical and popular music. Co-hosted by David Myles and Monique Poirier, Pops NB will be the first of its kind; a signature, destination cultural event that will showcase New Brunswick talent and add to the reputation and stature of the province’s cultural sector.

“Pops NB will appeal to the widest possible audience and is the perfect orchestral concert for people who don’t know they like orchestras,” said MacLeod.

The featured, special guest orchestra for the first POPS NB is YOA Orchestra of the Americas. Led by Artistic Advisor Plácido Domingo, YOA is a world-class symphony orchestra of gifted young musicians, ages 18 to 30, representing 25 countries in the Western Hemisphere. POPS NB will climax a two-week residency of YOA in Moncton, and serve as the launchpad for the YOA Canadian tour, including participation in a series of headlining performances at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. David Myles, Monique Poirier and Troiselle will be other featured guest artists for the event.

Pops NB will be a 4-hour outdoor concert in downtown Moncton on July 10, from 11 am to 3 pm, presented by the NBYO and the City of Moncton, in partnership with the Atlantic Nationals Automotive Extravaganza Friday Street Party. This addition of POPS NB to the Friday programming of Atlantic Nationals will allow event-goers to enjoy a full day of activity – from 11 am through to midnight. See you there!

The festival season has begun!! We kicked off the season with an awesome visit to California to play at the Strawberry Music Festival in Grass Valley. It ruled. Got to see Bonnie Raitt rip it up too. Thanks so much to everyone we met over the weekend. Can’t wait to get back out that way in September to play the American River Music Festival in Lotus, California. Going to be a good one. Coming up between now and then, we’ll be rocking the Alianait Arts Festival in Iqaluit, the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Indian River Festival in PEI, the Acoustic Maritime Music Festival in Kempt Shore, Nova Scotia and a few others! It’s going to be a great summer. I look forward to seeing some of you over the next few months!
Thanks, as always, for the support.
Lots of exciting stuff coming up in the fall so stay tuned,
All the best,
David

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