Bio


David_Myles_Riley_Smith-MG4Rock ’n’ roll’s diverse, electrifying roots dig deep into David Myles’ tenth album, Real Love. You can hear them in the old-school Johnny Cash shuffle and lightning-in-a-bottle twang of “Night And Day.” They pull you by the hand and dance slowly to the swingy drums and ‘50s-era, Roy Orbison croon of “Easy.” With the rousing orchestral thrill of “Night After Night,” they sprawl out into simmering soul as Myles seethes at a lover who’s been running around with another. Over Real Love’s 13 tracks, written as razor-sharp as Myles’ signature suits, those roots grow into a spectacular family tree of American musical tradition—with all its blood, sweat, and tears—that’s as endlessly entertaining as it is riveting.

When you hear the shuffling hip-swivel of “Cry, Cry, Cry,” it’s clear Real Love is the album Myles was built to write. Since before competing in a lip-sync contest at seven-years-old by faux-belting “Heartbreak Hotel,” he’s been honing his skills, learning his way around the clash of country and R&B Elvis shook the world with in 1956. Real Love’s tendency to mix lush arrangements and danceable rhythms with timeless rock ’n’ roll structures has led some early listeners to dub the album’s vibrant sound “Elvis in Motown.” It’s easy to see why on the tambourine dance floor dream of the title track or the soulful, lonesome balladry of “Crazy To Leave,” a tune that re-confirms the magnetic Myles’ status as an unrivalled romantic.

All this new music injected with rhythm and groove will certainly be shakin’ up Myles’ already enthralling live performances. Even more toe-tapping, more head-nodding, and yes—more hip-swivelling—is coming to the David Myles Road Show with Real Love added to the band’s repertoire. It was written to achieve maximum entertainment, and the gorgeous three-part harmonies of “Dreaming” or the deliriously giddy bounce of “Everybody Knows” will be flooring crowds across the country this year and beyond. Real Love is an absorbing rejuvenation of rock ’n’ roll’s dramatic power—it will make you dance, weep, and never forget where you were the first time you felt it. That’s how you know love is real, after all.

Awards & Achievements

2017
ECMA Award Nomination Song of the Year – “It Don’t Matter” Prod. Classified

2016
Nova Scotia Music Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year
Nova Scotia Music Award Nomination Recording of the Year – “Here Now”
Nova Scotia Music Award Nomination Pop Recording of the Year – “Here Now”
Nova Scotia Music Award Nomination Digital Artist of the Year
International Acoustic Music Awards Winner Folk/Americana/Roots Category – “Need A Break”
International Acoustic Music Awards Nomination Country/Bluegrass Category – “Need A Break”
International Acoustic Music Awards Nomination Best Male Artist – “I Will Love You”
ECMA Award Nomination Video of the Year – “Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo”
ECMA Award Nomination Fan’s Choice Video of the Year – “Santa Never Brings Me A Banjo”

2015
USA Songwriting Competition Finalist (RnB Category) – “Do It All Again” (co-written with Dylan Guthro and Classified, performed by Dylan Guthro)
Music/Musique NB Award Winner Expat of the Year
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination Music Video of the Year – “Santa Never Brings Me a Banjo”
Unsigned Only Music Competition Honourable Mention Winner Folk/Singer-Songwriter category – “I Wouldn’t Dance”
ECMA Award Nomination Fans’ Choice Entertainer of the Year
CAPACOA Award Winner Touring Artist of the Year – 2013/2014 Season

2014
Great American Song Contest Finalist – “I Wouldn’t Dance”
International Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Folk/Singer-Songwriter category – “I Wouldn’t Dance”
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination – Entertainer of the Year
JUNO Award Nomination Single of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Indie Music Award Winner Collaboration of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Indie Music Award Nomination Single of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Indie Music Award Nomination Best-Selling Independent Release of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Canadian Radio Music Award Nomination SOCAN Song of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Canadian Radio Music Award Nomination Best New Group or Solo Artist: Hot AC – “Inner Ninja”
ECMA Award Nomination Solo Recording of the Year – In the Nighttime
ECMA Award Nomination Album of the Year – In the Nighttime
ECMA Award Nomination Songwriter of the Year – “So Blind”
ECMA Award Nomination Folk Recording of the Year – In the Nighttime
ECMA Award Nomination Song of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
ECMA Award Nomination Fan’s Choice Video of the Year – “Inner Ninja”

2013
Best Selling Rap single in Canadian history – “Inner Ninja”
JUNO Award Winner Rap Recording of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
MMVA Award Winner MuchFact Video of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
MMVA Award Winner Video of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
SOCAN No. 1 Award – “Inner Ninja”
ECMA Award Nomination Folk Recording of the Year – Into The Sun
ECMA Award Nomination Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
ECMA Award Nomination Fan’s Choice Video of the Year – “Long Dark Night”
British Columbia Touring Council Award Nomination 2013 Artist/Artistic Company of the Year
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner SOCAN Songwriter of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Music Video of the Year – “Inner Ninja”
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination Male Artist Recording of the Year – In the Nighttime
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination Digital Artist of the Year
Music New Brunswick Award Nomination Expat Artist of the Year
CBC Radio 2 Top 100 Songs of 2013 – “Maureen” (#74) and “So Blind” (#12)

2012
SOCAN Award Winner Folk/Roots Music
ECMA Award Winner Songwriter of the Year
ECMA Award Winner Song of the Year – “Simple Pleasures”
ECMA Award Nomination Folk Recording of the Year – Live at The Carleton
ECMA Award Nomination Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year
ECMA Award Nomination Fan’s Choice Video of the Year – “Simple Pleasures”
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Male Artist Recording of the Year – Into The Sun
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination Recording of the Year – Into The Sun
Music Nova Scotia Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year
International Songwriting Competition Adult Contemporary Semi-finalist – “Love Again”
TV placement for “Simple Pleasures”, “Run” and “Ooh La La” on Packed to the Rafters, Australia’s highest rated drama series.

2011
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination Best Contemporary Singer
ECMA Award Winner Folk Recording of the Year – Turn Time Off
ECMA Award Winner Group Single of the Year – “Need A Break”
ECMA Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year
ECMA Award Nomination Recording of the Year – Turn Time Off
ECMA Award Nomination Male Solo Recording of the Year – Turn Time Off
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Male Artist Recording of the Year – Live at The Carleton
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Folk Recording of the Year – Live at The Carleton
Music New Brunswick Award Winner Expat Artist of the Year

2010
Canadian Folk Music Award Nomination Solo Artist of the Year
ECMA Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Male Artist of the Year
Music Nova Scotia Award Winner Folk Recording of the Year – Turn Time Off
Music New Brunswick Award Nomination Expat Artist of the Year

2009
Great American Song Contest First Place Winner Contemporary Acoustic/Folk Category –
“When It Comes My Turn”
ECMA Award Winner Folk Recording of the Year – On The Line
ECMA Award Nomination Male Solo Recording of the Year – On The Line
ECMA Award Nomination Entertainer of the Year
Mount Allison University Alumni Early Achievement Award Winner

Discography

Here Now (April 2016)
So Far (September 2015)
It’s Christmas (October 2014)
In the Nighttime (May 2013)
Into The Sun (October 2011)
David Myles Live at The Carleton (April 2011)
Turn Time Off (April 2010)
On The Line (May 2008)
Things Have Changed (2006)
Together And Alone (2005)