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David Myles 5th Annual Singing for Supper Tour

This December, David Myles is making his way home to New Brunswick for his annual Singing for Supper tour. Bringing his award-winning performance to shopping centres across the province, David will be playing at the Regent Mall in Fredericton Dec. 3rd, Brunswick Square in Saint John on Dec. 4th, and wrapping up at Champlain Mall in Dieppe on Dec. 5th. This year marks the fifth anniversary of Singing for Supper – an initiative that raised $7,778.00 and 850 lbs. of food in donations in 2013.

Longtime collaborators and fellow New Brunswickers, Kyle Cunjak and Alan Jeffries, will return home with David to support his fundraising efforts. The free, noon-hour shows will bring together the bustle of holiday shopping and the true meaning of the season: helping others. During the performances there will be volunteers collecting cash and food donations for New Brunswick food banks.

“Watching the Singing for Supper tour grow over the last few years has been amazing. Each year it’s grown exponentially and last year was wildly successful. I’m thinking this year will be even bigger. It’s so inspiring to see how generous and giving New Brunswickers are, year after year. Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit quite like it. I can’t wait to do it again,” says David.

Myles has had an intense year of touring and recently took on the role of host for the new CBC Radio program “The East Coast Music Hour”, and the recent release of his highly anticipated Christmas album, It’s Christmas, arrived just in time for the tour. In the spirit of giving, a portion of sales for It’s Christmas will be donated to food banks in the communities where the album is sold.

In partnership with CBC New Brunswick, Singing for Supper is made possible with support from Delta Hotels, Sound Systems Plus, and Spincount Music & Promotions.

The complete Singing for Supper tour is as follows:

December 3rd, 2014
Regent Mall – Fredericton, NB
12:00pm – 1:30pm

December 4th, 2014
Brunswick Square – Saint John, NB
12:00pm – 1:30pm

December 5th, 2014
Champlain Mall – Dieppe, NB
12:00pm – 1:30pm

Myles set to take part in 51st Annual Christmas Daddies Fundrasier

It’s time again for Maritimers to help the less fortunate in their community.

The 51st Annual Christmas Daddies Telethon is Saturday December 6, 2014 on CTV from 11 am until 6 pm.

“We are so thankful CTV has once again donated air time for this worthwhile cause,” says Roxanne Robinson, Executive Director for Christmas Daddies.

Viewers will enjoy an impressive roster of Maritime amateur and professional talent. David Myles, Rylee Madison, Charlie A’Court and Jenn Grant will perform in front of a live studio audience at the NSCC Waterfront Campus, located at 80 Mawiomi Place in Dartmouth, NS. The public is welcome to stop by and take in these performances, and NSCC students will have fun activities for families to enjoy. Admission is free, but cash donations will be gratefully accepted.

Iconic performers Matt Minglewood and JP Cormier will take the stage in Sydney. The Moncton stage will host local musicians Melanie Morgan and Ginette Marie; while PEI will showcase Jon Matthews and Julia Dunn.

Over the past 50 years, Christmas Daddies has raised over 28 million dollars for Maritime children in need during the holiday season. Viewers can support Christmas Daddies with donations to the Telethon. The funds raised provide gifts, clothing and food for less fortunate children and their families during the Christmas season. The Christmas Daddies partnership with The Salvation Army provides over 17,000 Maritime children with toys and gifts at Christmas each year.

“The adage that it’s better to give than to receive is certainly the case for the Christmas Daddies Telethon” said Mike Elgie, Vice President and General Manager, CTV Atlantic. “Our viewers give so much to this every year, and we are incredibly grateful as it allows us to make such a difference in the lives of so many Maritime children and families.”

CTV anchors Steve Murphy, Maria Panopalis and Bruce Frisko will host the show in Halifax, alongside colleagues Cindy Day, Jayson Baxter, Heidi Petracek and Ana Almeida. Cyril Lunney and David Bell will be in Moncton, while Rick Grant will once again return to Sydney.

“Christmas Daddies brings together our employees and Bell Aliant Pioneers to kick off the holiday season in a very meaningful way in our community. Our people take great pride in volunteering their time to answer the thousands of calls during Telethon and knowing money raised will support families throughout the Maritimes again this year” said Dan McKeen, Vice Chair and Senior Vice President, Residential Services, Bell Aliant.

On Saturday, December 6th viewers can watch the combined Halifax, Moncton and Sydney telethon live on CTV from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Atlantic) or check out the live webcast on Bell Aliant Community One.

Visit the Christmas Daddies website at www.christmasdaddies.org

Old, new and in between: Myles at Glasgow Square

It’s hard to believe but here it is, the middle of November. Time to think about digging out those decorations and… leave them right where they are. There aren’t many songs about November, it just has to be said. No one talks about the November spirit and it’s rare, if ever, that families gather around and bask in the November glow and share memories of Novembers past and Novembers long ago. No one ever remembers last November and if they do it’s probably best left undiscussed.

This, in part, is the conundrum of discussing, or indeed releasing, a Christmas album in November.
David Myles, – the folky, the jazzy, the rootsy, and the secretly country-y singer songwriter – has done just that, and while he is indeed touring at the moment in support of “It’s Christmas,” do not leap to the assumption that Myles’ show on November 15 at the Glasgow Square Theatre will be a Christmas show. It will not, because, as you know, it’s only November.

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[Video] “It’s Christmas” at the NAC December 18-19

David is excited to return to the NAC in Ottawa December 18 and 19 to share songs from his new Holiday album, It’s Christmas. Singing some of his favourite Christmas standards and three new originals like “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo,” this concert is a must see for the holidays. Get your tickets here!

CBC: David Myles makes a magical Christmas album

East Coast Music with Bob Mersereau

David Myles was full of the joy of Christmas when he and I first talked about this record. The trouble was, it was April. But that’s how much Myles likes Christmas, and how excited he was that it was going to be his next album. Myles actually planned and recorded this a full year ago, and smartly, he did it right after he finished up his annual Singing For Supper tour of New Brunswick, when he does shows in area malls, collecting thousands of dollars in each place that goes directly to local food banks. So he was already geared up for Christmas, he and the band were well-rehearsed and in the spirit, and they went straight into the studio.

It’s Christmas comes directly out of Myles’ experience raising money for food banks in that annual tour. It has become very important to him, especially since he’s started his own family. The fundraiser shows go so well in N.B., he was looking for a way to expand that concept to more cities. Now, he’s doing a big Christmas tour, with shows in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario, in addition to the usual ones in New Brunswick. And he’ll be raising money for food banks in the other locations as well. So it’s win-win, and we get this great record.

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Metro: The gift of David Myles

David NAC

No holiday concert by David Myles is going to be predictable or ordinary.

This, after all, is the rootsy East Coast crooner with the tingling pop sense whose infectious collaboration with rapper Classified, Inner Ninja, won a Juno last year, and just happened to become Canada’s top-selling hip-hop single.

This versatility is written all over his new album, It’s Christmas, with injections of jazz, bluegrass, and whatever surprise he unwraps next. To holiday standards like Let It Snow, White Christmas and Les Cloches du Hameau, Myles adds three original songs, It’s Christmas, Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo, and The Gift.

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