Review – Live At The Carelton – The Broken Speaker

May 31, 2011
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A candid photo or video can be such a beautiful thing. The subject doesn’t have time to pose, put on an act, be nervous, or insincere. The moment is captured as it is, a sense of reality is established. In December of 2010, David Myles had a four night stand at the Carlton in Halifax. Little did David know that the venues sound man Jonathan Cornwall had recorded the run of shows. “We didn’t get the chance to over-think things and get nervous. We just played like crazy and luckily, Jonathan was there to capture it. I hope you enjoy it!” Myles said of the candid nature of the recordings.

David Myles in in peak form on this album, performing along side Kyle Cunjak (upright bass and vocals) and Alan Jeffries (guitar and vocals). His shows are much like a conversation, both through the narratives told through the songs and the stage banter that occurs between shows. Even sitting in your bedroom with your stereo on, on the bus with your headphones in, or there at the show, Myles is able to make you feel welcomed and part of the musical experience. Over the album he tells of how he tried to channel the Boss on “I Don’t Want to Know” or how he was hit with the inspiration for the romantic track “Turn Time Off”. He has the crowd in stitches as he tells the tale of a Canadian celebrity who he is facebook friends with. Who? Well grab the album to find out.

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