May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010
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Hi folks,
It’s been an few exciting weeks in the David Myles camp. The album was released to the world and I’ve been lucky enough to play some really sweet shows. On April 16th, just a few days before the official album release I played a show in Halifax with Symphony Nova Scotia. Getting to rock my own tunes backed by a full orchestra of that calibre was unreal. I did eight of my songs with the orchestra and 7 other tunes with my trio. A memorable experience indeed. I can’t wait to do it again. The next night, Al, Kyle and I packed up the van and headed to Saint John, NB to play at the beautiful Imperial Theatre. It has got to be one of the best spots in the country to sing. A truly incredible venue. If you’ve never been you should find a way to go. The first time I went was in Grade 10 and my brother took my girlfriend at the time and me to see the Canadian Brass. That’s what I call a classy high school date if I’ve ever heard of one.

The next weekend the van was packed up again and we headed to my hometown of Fredericton, New Brunswick for a full band CD release show at the Playhouse. So good to be back. The Playhouse was where I went to see my first concert (without my parents). It was the Barenaked Ladies just after their record “Gordon” came out. The next night we were in Moncton at the Empress Theatre which was also a blast.

Once the initial release shows were behind me, my sweet wife Nina and I hit the road and headed out west for some family time in Alberta and to attend the wedding of our good friends Jill Barber and Grant Lawrence. What a wedding it was. Beautiful. It was the perfect weekend in Vancouver. Sweet weather, great friends and a wicked party in celebration of a tremendous couple. Good times.

From Vancouver I flew to Toronto for a week. Took me a day to get used to the big city but did I ever adjust. I had a great time there. The show on Wednesday night at Hugh’s Room was a beauty. The full band was there for the occasion and a great crowd came out. Plus the show was recorded by the CBC for Canada Live so it’ll air soon on the radio and be available online. Should be cool. My time in Toronto reminded me of all the great things that city has to offer. Tons of wicked folks, great food and a really active cultural scene. I even snuck in a quick trip to the AGO, which has been seriously renovated since my last visit. Very cool. Thanks to everyone who came out to the show. I’m really looking forward to coming back next month for NXNE. Friday night, June 18th, at The Dakota!

While in Ontario I also got to head up to the beautiful town of Meaford, Ontario on the shores of Georgian Bay. I did a show up there with Matthew Barber. It was a real treat to get to do a show together. We’ve been friends for a while and I’ve been a fan of his tuneage for even longer so it was great. Plus Meaford Hall is a beauty. Here’s a photo to give you an idea.

So there you have it. The last month in review. Sorry I’m not better at blogging from the road but I’ve been rocking the Twitter quite a bit so keep an eye on that if you want more up-to-date posts on what’s been going on.
I hope you’re enjoying what you’ve heard of the new tunes. So far so good. The reviews have been really exciting. You can read them here.

Thanks as always for the visit.
talk to you soon,
David