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David Myles / Press

“Myles has always hoped to have a diverse career that touches on different genres and features collaborations. Through this collaboration with Classified and an award-winning song, he has done just that.”

The Broken Speaker

“How’d I Ever Think I Loved You”, the advance single from Myles’ May 14, 2-disc In the Nighttime set. It’s an instantly hummable track buoyed by a mellow reggae backbeat welded to a pure pop melody. The full release promises to explore various facets to this understated pop maestro. We can only wait, and dream where that may take us.”

New Canadian Music

“David Myles is recognizable for his voice which is full of soul, flawlessness and seduction… With In the Nighttime, Myles fully confirms his reputation as an entertainer.”

Info-Culture

“The first disc, In The Nighttime, is a delightful eleven tracks that have a distinctively 1950s feel overall. The self-professed “Mr. Love Song”, David has recorded a bunch of pure beauties on this record including the sweet I Wouldn’t Dance, the longing What Would I Have To Do and Kiss You Goodnight, and a really gorgeous cover of En Decembre, in French, natch. … The second disc, aptly titled The After Party, was produced by Myles’s longtime friend and collaborator Classified, and it is FUN. I literally find it physically impossible to hear these six tracks and not dance”

Sea Legs

“Would it be too much to call David Myles one of the most prolific love-song writers in Canada?”

Grayowl Point

“With a mellow, Buddy Holly-esque singing style, mixed with modern folk/rock songs and acoustic ballads, it’s no wonder why David Myles is making such an imprint on the Canadian music scene.”

Something In The Air

“sonically gorgeous”

The Daily Gleaner

“How-d I Ever Think I Loved You - NewCanadianMusic.ca Review - Riding on the coat-tails of his success with Classified, on the wildly successful "Inner Ninja", comes "How-d I Ever Think I Loved You", the advance single from Myles' May 14, 2-disc In the Nighttime set. It's an instantly hummable track buoyed by a mellow reggae backbeat welded to a pure pop melody. The full release promises to explore various facets to this understated pop maestro. We can only wait, and dream where that may take us. ”

“David Myles - "When It Comes My Turn" makes CBC Music Top East Coast Song of all time! To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the East Coast Music Awards, CBC Music is running a campaign for the top East Coast songs of all time. After two weeks of polling and 5000 nominations, they have revealed the top 10 songs and "When It Comes My Turn" is among them! David is delighted to be in such great company! You can vote on the CBC Music website for your top East Coast song: http://music.cbc.ca/#/genres/Singer-Songwriter/blogs/2013/2/East-Coast-top-10-songs-revealed Listen for the countdown on Saturday, March 9 during a special live broadcast of CBC Radio One's Atlantic Airwaves during East Coast Music Week.”

“Myles to go! - Fresh off his whopping five nominations for East Coast Music Awards, NB native David Myles will be spending lots of time in the province, and in our hearts the next couple of weeks. Seems he wants to be our Valentine this month. First off, he's on board for the second edition of the Shivering Songs festival in Fredericton this weekend. Myles will reprise his role as the host of the songwriters circle, happening Saturday afternoon at the fest. Actually, the correct title is Songwriters and Storytellers Matinee. That's because this festival started a tradition last year of including writers, by bringing in Vancouver author Grant Lawrence. Now, the fest has a writer-in-residence, none other than N.B. hero David Adams Richards, who could chose pretty much anything, as he's won Governor-General's Awards for both fiction and non-fiction. He and Myles will be joined by Catherine MacLellan ... read more... http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2012/02/myles-to-go.html”

“The Edmonton Journal Review - David Myles’s exotic groove...Since he dumped his early career path in government and politics about eight years ago, David Myles has steadily chiselled out a winning profile on Canada’s music scene. He has won or been nominated in multiple categories of the East Coast Music Awards and Folk Music Awards, among other notices. This is all the more impressive since the Halifax singer-songwriter, guitarist and trumpeter hasn’t been the easiest talent to market. His sound touches on folk, soul and jazz, drawing inspiration from soul singer Sam Cooke and jazz crooner Chet Baker among others, and his last 2010 album Turn Time Off was a decidedly night-oriented disc produced by Joel Plaskett. Now Myles has taken it another direction on his fifth CD Into the Sun, tapping his love of Brazilian and African rhythms in songs that are positively sunny,...read more... http://www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/Sinasac+shows+roots+album/6044904/story.html”

“More Australia Snaps From David Myles Band On Tour! - January 7, 2012 - David Myles and his band are enjoying the sights and sounds (and heat) of Australia in summer downunder, knocking them dead night after night. By the day, our boys have been playing tourist, and lucky for us, bass player Kyle Cunjak also happens to be a highly-skilled photographer. I mean, he took my passport photo, so obviously the boy has talent. He's also had his own gallery shows, but none of those featured me. Kyle has already sent us one group of photos, and now we get another, as they make their way from city to city. So, enjoy the view! @ http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2012/01/more-australia-snaps-from-david-myles-band-on-tour.html”

“The OrangePress.net - Q&A David Myles......Hailing from Nova Scotia, David Myles could be the middle point of Paul Simon and Elvis Costello. His up close and personal folk pop goes in whatever direction he feels. With the advent of his latest record Into the Sun, the song writer will be taking his unique formula around the country in 2012, which includes the Woodford Folk Festival. Tell us in your own words what your sound is. That’s always a bit of a hard task. But sometimes I think of my music as folk music made by someone who listens mainly to Soul, Reggae and Jazz. So it’s mainly acoustic music that has a heavy influence of soul and jazz. Who makes up your band? Though the size of the band does vary a bit depending on the gig, for the most part lately we’ve been rocking a trio. An upright bass, a lead guitar and I play guitar and sing. It’s acoustic and pretty heavily focused on harmonies....see more....http://theorangepress.net/2011/12/qa-david-myles/”

“David Myles to undertake first Australian tour! Album ‘Into The Sun’ out December 2 (in Australia). Award winning Canadian artist, David Myles, is launching his career in Australia with the single ‘Simple Pleasures’ from his new album ‘Into the Sun’, and a tour which includes the Woodford Folk Festival, one exclusive Melbourne show and three dates in Sydney. With a formidable reputation for his versatility and ability to fuse styles, on this his sixth record, Myles takes us further afield by introducing rhythms and instrumentation most often reserved for world music audiences. The result is a sound that is uniquely David Myles and a nod to his long time love of Brazilian and African music. At the heart of it all, is the songwriting that has made David a favourite with audiences and critics alike. A gifted and spirited writer...see more.... http://aaabackstage.com/on-tour/on-tour/1499-david-myles-to-undertake-first-australian-tour-album-into-the-sun-out-december-2.html”

“PENNYBLACK MUSIC UK REVIEW – “INTO THE SUN” - Sitting listening to this album as a storm rages around me is probably not the best way to appreciate a collection of songs that perfectly evoke sunnier times.‘Into the Sun’ has, against the odds, however, brought more than a little summer sunshine into my day. Canadian David Myles' warm vocals are the perfect vehicle for the twelve original songs on ‘Into the Sun’, but the Paul Simon and Jack Johnson inflections sometimes cloud the fact that Myles is actually quite a versatile singer. Having won not just one but two music awards this year, the Nova Scotia Male Artist Recording Of The Year and Folk Recording Of The Year for his ‘Live At The Carleton’ album, and with ‘Into the Sun’ gaining good reviews Myles has every right to feel pretty pleased with the way his career is going right now. .. see more....http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Review.aspx?id=8182”

“FREE DAVID MYLES SHOWS FOR NB FOODBANKS .. He’s back singing for his supper again. Favourite son David Myles is doing his tour of the province again this December, singing for New Brunswick foodbanks. Last Christmas season, Myles started what he promised would become a tradition, and now he’s made good on his pledge. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, he’ll be in area shopping centres, playing a free concert over the noon hour. All you have to do is bring something for the food banks, whether its non-perishable foot items, or good ol’ cash. It’s called the Singing For Supper tour. You can see Myles at the Champlain Mall in Dieppe from 12 – 1:30 PM Monday, Dec. 12, in Saint John at McAllister Place Mall again starting at noon, and then on Wednesday he’ll be in Fredericton’s Regent Mall, from 12 – 1:30... If you can’t make it out to the events, but still... see more... http://www.cbc.ca/nb/mt/east-coast-music/2011/12/free-david-myles-shows-for-nb-foodbanks.html”

“SPIRIT OF THE SEASON | DAVID MYLES COLLECTING CASH, FOOD ITEMS AT REGENT MALL .. For David Myles, Christmas is usually a time to get together with family and friends and share a few laughs, play some tunes and enjoy some good food. “We celebrate a pretty old-fashioned Christmas at our house. A lot of other families, some aunts and uncles and our closest friends as kids come over,” he said. “My mom makes brown bread, we have a ham, and my dad makes a giant seafood chowder. It’s less of a sit-down meal and more of a social thing.” The Fredericton-born singer-songwriter wants to share that good feeling with others. So he’s been playing shows in shopping centres across the Maritimes this week in support of local food banks, helping to ensure people will have an opportunity to put a warm meal in their bellies over the holiday season. ..see more ..... http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/cityregion/article/1463756 ”

“UP CLOSE WITH DAVID MYLES AT CBC RADIO 2 DRIVE - David Myles is a sharp dresser! A recording session is a time for hard work, both physical and creative. There are instruments and gear to load in studio, and some serious concentration involved in getting a great take. When most bands roll in for an Up Close session they’re in tattered, comfy old clothes. But not David Myles. When David and his band arrived they were all dressed in three piece suites. That’s the way that David Myles rolls, ready to work hard but looking good doing it. On this Up Close session David Myles brings us back to the feel of the 80′s with his free spirited “Simple Pleasures,” and he covers a Gene MacLellan song that Ann Murray made famous. Not Snow Bird! SIMPLE PLEASURES by DAVID MYLES on CBC’s UP CLOSE SESSIONS – http://youtu.be/4LDt4vAJ3Rg ... FALLING IN LOVE by DAVID MYLES on CBC’s UP CLOSE SESSIONS – ... http://youtu.be/NzUdPaSwieY”

“What is David Myles thinking, releasing two albums in six months? It seems like yesterday I was writing about his Live at the Carleton album, and now we have Into The Sun, a brand new studio disc. I don’t know the motive, but I actually like the thinking. All usual music business marketing practises are out the window now anyway, so why not go back to 1960′s release schedules? It certainly didn’t hurt those artists to put out two or even three albums a year. It’s actually been a year and a half since his last studio album, Turn Time Off, but even that is a very fast turnaround these days, with three years being the norm for many artists. ”

“I’m sure you will read endless quips about David Myles releasing his new record, Into the Sun, two months too late. Quick paragraphs about how the breezy, tropical melodies would be perfect for lazy days, bbqs and some sort of Utopian endless summer. To be fair, if you only heard the Classified-produced single, “Simple Pleasures”, you might be fooled into thinking Myles wrote these songs as he pined for warm days and beach parties surrounded by friends and cold beers. When you really dive into Myles’ 6th LP, you realize there’s a lot more going on than breezy, sun-kissed folk nuggets. ”

“Turn Time Off is a trifecta of excellent writing, beautiful melodies and strong hooks.”

“In a few short years, David Myles has gone from being a bright shining light on the local music scene in his native Fredericton to being one of Atlantic Canada’s most highly regarded singer-songwriters. If you’ve had the opportunity to see this lean, lanky, be-suited troubador in concert, you’ll have no difficulty understanding why. Myles is the musical equivalent of the full meal deal. ”

“Each song on the album is a unique amalgamation of emotive melodies atop gentle organs and complex finger picking.”

“David Myles returned to his hometown of Fredericton, N.B. on Thursday night for his Turn Time Off CD release show. It was Myles’ first performance in the city since he appeared here for the 2008 East Coast Music Awards, and it was clear from the start that he was missed.”

“Turn Time Off is a trifecta of excellent writing, beautiful melodies and strong hooks.”

“Myles’ sound is a seamless mixture of jazz, folk and blues with heartfelt and honest lyrics that pinpoint the hard-to-articulate pressure points of the human condition. Seriously he’s that good …”

"Myles may very well be the next East Coaster to make it big internationally."

Here Magazine

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

Chronicle Hearld