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One The Line – Herohill

“There’s a definite progression on display this time around, with electric guitar being used more than I remember and adding a new element to David’s sound. Yet elements that worked last time around are still featured, with the upright bass (provided by Hot Toddy’s Tom Easley) playing a very prominent role throughout the album, and David’s excellent trumpet playing adding a welcome flourish to a number of songs. The songwriting is equally strong, exemplified by a song like Not Be Afraid, which takes elements we can all relate to (fear & love) and builds a simple, yet beautifully smart song around them.”
     –  www.herohill.com

One The Line – staergetaleht

“This Halifaxian musician leans on the folk side of the genre spectrum. But he is not afraid to pepper his well-written songs with gospel, jazz and rock. He won the 2008 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest, the 2006 International Songwriting Contest and his 2007 release – Things Have Changed – earned him two Music Nova Scotia awards and the East Coast Music Award for Galaxies Rising Star Recording of The Year. That is lots of accolades.”
    –  www.staergetaleht.blogspot.com

THC – Penguin Eggs

Things Have Changed

” You don’t see many singer/songwriters who, besides guitar, play trumpet. That’s just one of the differences that make David Myles stand out on his second release. This is one of the most accomplished discs this critic has heard so far this year. It does everything well. He has an engaging voice, the songs are good, the players are all top flight, the horn section soulful, and the instrumentation and arrangements are imaginative and cleverly put together. If he keeps up like he does here, and avoids the self-destruction trap, this young man is going to the top. You heard it here first: he’s as good as Paul Simon or some other rootsy musical prodigy. Really. A terrific second disc.”
     – Penguin Eggs

THC – Info monkey

“The Tall Man Has Them Lined Up for Myles… Myles was wearing his dapper suit, looking as if he’d stepped off a train from the 1930s, or perhaps a stand-in for Lucien, the librarian from Neil Gaiman’s epic graphic novel, The Sandman. Playing guitar and trumpet, he stood up instead of his usual bluesy seated position, and faced a crowd boisterous, lubricated and thrilled to see him…. the mood in the room was simply jubilant. It was a night where Myles could do no wrong for his audience, and he gave them what they came for.”
    –  www.infomonkey.net

THC – FFWD

“If I called it music for a rainy day, that would be selling it short, although these wistful tunes mimic the feel and sound of rain on the  eaves.  If I said it was the soundtrack for a bold adventure, you’d get the wrong idea, although the lyrical sentiments journal the reflective moments of a rugged journeyer on the highway of life.  If I said the style was familiar but uncharted, I would be shortchanging you with an oxymoron, perhaps cheating you into accepting my words instead of the remarkable music of David Myles.
 
Raised on jazz, Myles may have been attracted to this simple open roots sound because it reflects the directness and honesty of his lyrics.  There is no artifice here – the music is airy without being artsy, soul-filled without becoming megalomaniacal.  Costumed in the gladrags of roots, jazz, blues and ragtime, the songs capture that familiar feeling of unnameable longing that we so seldom allow ourselves the time to feel.  Music for a rainy day?  Then let it pour.”
     – FFWD Magazine

THC – Daily News

“Some things surprise you when you first learn them, but later they make sense. Things like singer-songwriter David Myles’s relationship with the trumpet. The music is powered by Myles’s acoustic guitar, with the upright bass of Hot Toddy’s Tom Easley and Geoff Arsenault brushing on the drums. Between them, they create an often driving rhythm, to offset Myles’s smooth voice.”
     – The Daily News

THC – Chronicle Herald

“Myles, warm, modern folk songs are augmented by an intriguing mix of seasoned roots musicians.”
    – Chronicle Herald

THC – Telegraph

“MYLES AHEAD: Fredericton songwriter David Myles lets the jazz seep in…Myles delivers an upbeat, easygoing 10-song package of skilled songwriting and great musicianship. It’s not surprising. Myles has packed in a lot of life into his 25 years.”
     Telegraph-Journal

THC – Daily News (2)

“He mixes all of his influences together on Things Have Changed and comes up with a hybrid roots-and-B style with intelligent, complex lyrics and a musicality rich in subtle emotions. And above all, it’s a lot of fun.”
     – The Daily News