Bio


0B1A6747David Myles is diving deep into the pop world, exploring new territory with the same irresistible energy and musical integrity that has become his trademark. Here Now is pop music pulled off in perfect David Myles style: savvy and sophisticated, with effortlessly addictive melodies in sync with rousing rhythms. Over his career, the genre-bending songwriter has delved into jazz, latin, country, folk, doo wop and even bluegrass. And the one thing that runs through his entire eclectic catalogue is a profound love of music.

“First and foremost, I’m a music fan,” Myles says. “I’ve spent my whole life collecting all different kinds of records. So I’ve always loved the idea of making an album as an exploration into a particular musical world. For Here Now, that world is pop music.”

Myles takes inspiration from the essential grooves of some of his favourite pop icons—Sade, Smokey Robinson, OutKast, and more—and works them into his own idiosyncratic artistic vision. You can hear him work his wizardry on the heart-pumping “It Don’t Matter”, pinballing between chill vibes and get-up-and-shout choruses. “Where Do I Belong” slinks along with the smoky haze of classic 90’s R&B, a muted Miles Davis-esque trumpet lingering in the background. His sense of humour shines bright on the soulful, retro bounce of “Doctor, Doctor”, and “Quiet After Violence” dances while the world ends; an apocalyptic banger with a beat that channels Michael Jackson. Canadian hip-hop icon Classified makes an emotional feature with a crackling verse on the poignant, slow-burner “Don’t Leave It Up To Me.”

Classified is also the beat architect and producer behind Here Now’s crystal sonics. It’s not the first time Myles and Class have collaborated; their mega-hit “Inner Ninja” holds the record for the top selling Canadian hip-hop song of all time, and garnered them the 2013 JUNO Award for Rap Recording of the Year. That undeniable chemistry has also been behind some of David’s most successful earworms, such as “So Blind”, “How’d I Ever Think I Loved You”, and “Simple Pleasures”. But Here Now breaks new ground, with both musicians at the top of their game.

David Myles is Here Now.

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)