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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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David Myles announced as special guest for the Mellotones Spring Fling Fundraisier

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On Saturday, May 30th hit the dance floor at Olympic Hall as The Mellotones heat up the stage with 10 very special musical guest performers. Guaranteed to be the most entertaining event this season, Spring Fling with The Mellotones and Special Guests is a fundraiser for Music Nova Scotia’s new office in North End Halifax. The building’s architecture exemplifies new urbanism in philosophy and design, and offers work facilities, business services, and innovative resources for our members.

This one-of-a-kind fundraising event highlights the talent and diversity among Music Nova Scotia’s membership and is sure to be a high-energy, packed performance. Today, Music Nova Scotia announced David Myles as one of the four special guest performers along with Kim Harris, Tara Thorne and Ben Caplan. Two special guest performers will be announced each week in May, so watch for special announcements on the Music Nova Scotia Facebook and Twitter pages.

Advance tickets are on sale Friday, April 24th, 10:00am at etixnow.com.
Buy online using Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or INTERAC Online for instant email e-ticket delivery. These tickets are also available at the etixnow.com self-serve kiosk at Bubba Ray’s Sports Bar, 5650 Spring Garden Road.
Advance tickets – $30, Day of Show – $35
Doors open at 8:00PM – Showtime 9:00pm
For more information visit musicnovascotia.ca/springfling.

David Myles Surprise ECMA Performance

David MylesIf you’re at the ECMAs tonight, come see David play the Roots Stage at the JAG Hotel at 12:20am!

Acadie Nouvelle: David Myles en mode symphonique

David Myles présentera trois concerts avec Symphonie NB au Nouveau-Brunswick.

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Artiste polyvalent aux horizons musicaux divers, David Myles se plaît autant à chanter en trio, avec des rappeurs, seul avec sa guitare ou bien avec un orchestre symphonique au complet.

L’artiste natif de Fredericton, établi maintenant à Halifax, n’en est pas à sa première expérience de concert avec orchestre. Il l’a déjà fait avec la symphonie de la Nouvelle-Écosse et l’Orchestre des jeunes du Nouveau-Brunswick. Cette fois-ci, l’auteur-compositeur-interprète au style que l’on pourrait situer entre James Taylor et Justin Timberlake débarque au Nouveau-Brunswick afin de se produire avec Symphonie NB.

«C’est un groupe énorme et ce sont tous des musiciens nouveaux pour moi, donc il faut penser un peu différemment. Quand je commence à chanter avec l’orchestre, c’est un sentiment incroyable», a souligné David Myles, confiant que la première fois qu’il a chanté avec un orchestre symphonique c’était difficile. «C’est surtout le rythme de la musique qui est un peu différent avec un orchestre, mais maintenant, comme je suis plus relaxe, je peux penser qu’à chanter et j’ai confiance en l’orchestre qui est super chaque fois», a exprimé celui qui revisitera ses plus grands succès, ses ballades, des pièces plus rythmées et énergiques. C’est qu’il peut être à la fois sensible, introspectif, festif et populaire. Toutes les chansons ont été réarrangées pour être jouées par un orchestre symphonique. Chaque chanson a donc une nouvelle couleur musicale. «C’est une image complète», lance le musicien et chanteur.

«J’ai essayé de choisir les chansons les plus connues, mais aussi c’est important de choisir des chansons qui peuvent marcher avec un orchestre.»

David Myles, qui adore collaborer avec d’autres artistes de la scène musicale anglophone et francophone, confie qu’il adore se promener à travers une grande variété de styles musicaux. L’animateur de l’émission East Coast Music Hour à CBC navigue du folk acoustique au style populaire en passant par un large éventail de sonorités. Par exemple, il réalisera son prochain projet avec le rappeur Classified.

«Chez moi, c’est plus acoustique, mais j’aime bien toujours essayer d’autres choses. Chaque fois que je travaille avec de nouveaux musiciens, j’apprends. Quand j’étais jeune, j’ai écouté de la musique symphonique, mais aussi de la musique rap et je continue d’écouter cette musique. Je suis intéressé par toutes ces musiques, de les essayer et de travailler à leur manière», a expliqué David Myles qui a confié la réalisation de son prochain mini-disque de six chansons au rappeur Classified.

Le programme du concert comprend aussi des chansons de David Myles en trio et quelques pièces symphoniques. Symphonie NB sera dirigé par le directeur musical de l’orchestre, Michael Newnham. Les concerts seront présentés au Théâtre Capitol à Moncton le 13 avril, au Playhouse à Fredericton le 14 avril et au Théâtre Impérial à Saint-Jean le 15 avril.

Auteur: Sylvie Mousseau, Acadie Nouvelle

CBC: David Myles does a Latin turn on the new Alex Cuba album

David Myles has always had a passion for Latin music. His album Into The Sun from 2011 dabbled in the rhythms, and his interest probably goes back to his school days playing the trumpet. He’ll grab that horn any time he’s asked.

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This time though, he was asked to lend his pipes and pen to a Latin track. Myles is the Canadian duet king after all, ever since he teamed up with Classified for the hip-hop hit Inner Ninja. That went pretty well. Not only was it a Juno-winning hit, it was the biggest-selling hip-hop track in Canadian music history. So if you want to cross-pollinate a couple of genres, who ya gonna call?

Alex Cuba is no stranger to duets either. It’s been one of his best moves, matching up with notable Canadian singers and writers. It’s part of what he does best, mixing the Cuban sounds he learned in his youth (living in Cuba until he was 25) with the pop he incorporates here in Canada (where he’s lived since 1999). His new album, Healer, finds him going the furthest down that path yet. The rhythms, moods and much of the instrumentation comes from a warmer climate, and some of the romance I suppose, but he molds that into modern pop and R’n'B, as smooth as silk.

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