David Myles

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About David Myles

Pairing smartly crafted pop with a variety of roots music elements from jazz and folk to early rock & roll, Canadian singer/songwriter David Myles has amassed a deep catalog and fervent fan base since debuting in the mid-2000s. A native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Myles first began playing guitar in high school while on a foreign exchange program in China. Back home in Canada, he spent his early college years forming a confident and distinctive sound that seemed to arrive fully formed on his 2005 debut, Together and Alone. After a brief stint in Calgary, Myles returned to the Maritimes and settled in Halifax, releasing his breakout follow-up album, Things Have Changed in 2006. The self-released LP earned him a pair of Nova Scotia Music Awards and bore the International Songwriting Competition-winning song "When It Comes My Turn." Similar accolades showered his third album, 2008's On the Line, which earned the East Coast Music Award's Folk Recording of the Year. Over the next few years, Myles deepened his reputation as a songsmith and performer, releasing 2010's Turn Time Off and a 2011 concert set, Live at the Carleton, culled from a four-night stand at Halifax's Carleton Music Bar. That same year, he dropped his fifth studio release, Into the Sun, which introduced world music elements from Africa and Brazil into his tonal palette. After featuring on Nova Scotian rapper Classified's 2011 track, "The Day Doesn't Die," the two musicians reunited in 2013 for another track, "Inner Ninja." Later featured on Classified's 2014 self-titled album, the single was a monster hit, going triple-platinum in Canada and earning them a Juno Award. Myles' own 2013 album, In the Nighttime, featured a pair of Classified-assisted tracks and further emphasized his increasingly rhythmic pop-oriented side. Following a 2014 holiday album, It's Christmas, Myles re-recorded a selection of previously issued songs to create the 2015 release So Far, his first-ever U.S. release. The slick Here Now EP appeared the following year, followed in 2018 by the decidedly retro early rock-influenced Real Love LP. ~ Timothy Monger

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
May 12, 1981

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