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Biography

Canadian singer/songwriter David Blair is known for his eternal smile, stories and engaging dance moves. He is described by fans and pundits as charismatic, heartfelt and contagious. His versatile voice effortlessly covers a wide range of feelings, coupled with a beautiful accompaniment of both guitar and piano, creates a captivating performance that draws all attention to the stage.

David has been based in Berlin for 3 years, and in support of his new album “What Are You Trying To Say”, he is touring Europe. He took the time needed to release this fifth record as the work was split between three cities in different countries including vocals, piano and strings being recorded in Paris at La Seine Studios (Shakira, Alicia Keys, Kanye West).

The origin of this album is acoustic, however David has teamed up with Swedish producer and DJ “Oscillian” and together have produced several electronic remixes. Among them was the first single “Work It Out” which charted in the top thirty for digital downloads on Amazon in it’s second week after release in Germany. As of fall 2016, David is now joined in Europe by his drummer and backing vocalist ‘Schroeder’, and the plan from here is extensive touring in the new year.

A seasoned veteran to the stage, David has performed over 600 shows worldwide in over 20 countries. He was a semi-finalist in Canada's Got Talent, a finalist in the Great American Song, and a finalist again in the USA and Billboard songwriting contests. David looks to build on the success of his previous album “Stronger Higher Faster”, which was his first album released in Europe. It saw a top 100 radio single titled “Alone Together” and another Amazon top ten digital single named “This Is The Soundtrack” in Germany. Now, armed with his new album, David brings a new deeper look into his mind filled with questions, worry and love.

Press

“Fantastic. Brilliant” - Stephan Moccio (songwriter for Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion)

“...You completely just channeled a cool, in the moment, guy. Great performance.” - Martin Short (Actor, Judge on Canada’s Got Talent)

“Such an unexpected pleasure, the rhythm that you feel in your body that translates and permeates into the guitar is just absolutely contagious” - Measha Brueggergosman (Singer, Stage Actor)

"Despite the title of his sophomore release, Canadian singer-songwriter David Blair holds nothing back ... Endearing and affecting, [Things Left Unsaid] provides listeners an unforgettable soundtrack for any occasion.” -- Performing Songwriter, Mar/Apr 2009

Achievements

YouTube Channel reached 400,000 views - November 2016

'What Are You Trying To Say' - David’s 5th record is released - September 2016

“Say No” receives Runner Up for Song Of The Year - 2016

Semi-Finalist for International Songwriting Contest - 2015

“Alone Together” reached top 100 on Radio in Germany - April 2014

“This Is The Soundtrack” Top 10 digital download on Amazon.de for 3 weeks - April 2014

Finalist for USA Song Contest - 2013

Finalist Great American Song Contest - 2013

Honor award in Great American Song Contest - 2012

'Hurts So Hard’ Video selected by Chicago Film Festival - 2010

Honorable Mention World Billboard Song Contest - 2009

2nd Place Finish for Unisong World Song Contest - 2009

Finalist/Honor Award Winner Great American Song Contest - 2009

Winner Best Provincial Adult Contemporary Album for Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards - 2008

Runner-Up Best Provincial Adult Contemporary Artist for Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards - 2008

Top Song Honor at Cape May Songwriter Festival, NJ - 2008

Top Music Artist Award for Temecula International Film and Music Festival - 2006

Honorable mention in the Unisong International Song Contest - 2006

2 top 20 finishes in the Unisong International Song Contest - 2006

3 Honorable Mentions in the Billboard World Song Contest - 2005

Honor Award in the Great American Song Contest - 2005

Festivals and Notable Performances

Frankfurt Musik Messe, Germany - 2016
Live At Heart, Orebro, Sweden - 2014, 2015
Canadian Music Week, Toronto, Canada - 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
Cape May Singer/Songwriter Festival, Cape May, NJ - 2010, 2012
BreakOut West Festival, Kelowna, Canada - 2010
Winter Olympics Cultural Olympiad, Vancouver - 2010
Junofest, Vancouver - 2009
Ratiopharm Arena, Ulm - 2014
Open for Nickelback, Nick Howard (The Voice Germany 2012 Winner), K'Naan (Waving Flag), Colin James, Allen Stone

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