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David Espinel / Bio

David Espinel is a native of Quito, Ecuador but grew up in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada. After leaving Invermere in the year 2000 he lived shortly in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada and currently resides in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

David started playing drums at the age of eight, playing heavily in his middle school and high school music programs.

David got his professional start at age 17, playing in various Quito clubs and festivals in a cover band named Fuera De Sitio.

In 2003, David joined a hard rock band called Any Day Now. The band toured extensively in Alberta and British Columbia. The band also appeared on the A channel on the Wired program.

In 2005, David met Erko Nomm a songwriter originally from Estonia. They recorded a song called Mortal Man produced by Cory Bitner.

In 2007, David joined Canadian recording artist Joelle on a series of live shows, to promote songs from her new album Pillar of Stone released by Universal Music. The same year, David temporarily left Joelle's band to tour with punk band Stranger at the Gate. David was asked to record drum tracks for the band's first album.

In 2008, David had a three month contract playing for Melody Park a cover and original band. The band played a casino tour all across Alberta. Also a western Canadian clubs tour. The same year after the contract was over with Melody Park, David joined Atomic Aura a band put together by Eddie Black a promoter from the city of Calgary. The band made the semi-finals at the 2008 Vibe 98.5 $100,000 Star Search Contest. The band received outstanding reviews and positive feedback from all the judges in attendance, including a representative from Universal Music.

In 2009, David competed at the Cowboys Star with Atomic Aura, winning the competition. That same year Atomic Aura received a great music review by Chuck Dauphin from Music News Nashville.

In 2010, David was invited to Musicians Institute at Hollywood, California for the annual open house. While in Los Angeles he met with many musicians and music industry professionals.

That same year he toured western Canada with Throttlecaster a band based out of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

In 2011, David performed at two venues in Toronto as part of the 2011 Canadian Music Week. He also recorded drum tracks in the studio for the rock/blues band The Heartwicks.

David toured extensively this year mainly in Alberta and British Columbia filling in on drums for:The Heartwicks (rock/blues), Puttin' On The Foil (punk), kelsey Raine (pop/rock singer), The Profits of Doom (hard rock), The A.D.'S (alternative/pop), Jenavive (pop singer) and Live8 (country/blues/rock).

2011 Highlights:

With Jenavive, David played a series of shows in Alberta and a mini tour in Vancouver. One of the highlights of the tour was performing live at the Backstage Lounge - Granville Island.

Live8, invited David to perform at a private event at the Invermere Curling Arena. He had no rehearsal time and had to play four hours worth of material on the go. Live8 was very impressed and happy to have David on the drums at yet another major event.

With Puttin' On The Foil, David toured mainly southern Alberta at many local bars, he concluded his time with the band by performing at The Music and Arts Festival in Longview, Alberta.

2012 Highlights

The Lilac Festival on the 27 of May was the highlight of the year. Playing for over 100 000 spectators on the X92.9 stage, David drummed for The Heartwicks and was broadcast live on X92.9 fm. David was also featured on the Heartwicks Black EP and played for their release party at Broken City. He later toured Western Canada to support the Black EP and made his way into The Calgary Herald, Calgary's largest newspaper in an article on The Heartwicks.

In October, David was honored to work with Gene Greenwood, a prominent music video director from Vancouver, BC who has worked with famous artists such as Slash, Led Zeppelin, Kid Rock and Fergie to name a few. David was the drummer for Negative Earth's video, Gloomy Sunday and was shot with the band in a church scene.

David would like to thank the following people for supporting him over the years; Eddie Black, Daniel Petersen, Dwane Diakiw, Trevor Hust, Guadalupe Jerret, Stephanie DeGraw, Guadalupe C., Denise Hill.

The future looks promising and exciting for this talented musician!

Book David for your next tour!

Visit David's official site at: http://www.davidespinel.com

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