• “Think Jeff Buckley meets James Brown meets Tom Waits meets Stan Getz meets Marvin Gaye. One of my favourites in a long time.” John P. McLaughlin—The Province.

    Not an artist to be pigeon holed, singer/songwriter and guitarist David Ward is unwilling to fly his musical flag over any single genre or, for that matter, any facet of artistic expression. 

    A theatre school graduate with a deep love and respect for every branch of art, David recently created the Wachu Concert Series, a monthly showcase of indie music talent that promotes community among Vancouver artists and fans. He also experiments in film, as demonstrated by his four self-produced videos that will accompany the release of his new recording, The Arrival. He continues to explore theatre through raucous, fan inclusive, live performances and writes a weekly blog that has a strong international following. 

    But music is at the core of all David’s endeavours. Ever since he self-released his debut album Never Meant to Know (2006), he has been consistently honing his craft on the live circuit, having toured Canada multiple times and Japan last spring. In addition to performing as the lead singer/guitar player for The Phonix, David has held down weekly residencies in Toronto and Vancouver, playing both covers and his own music.

    Unencumbered by the usual conventions, David’s music has been labeled a “rare, bold foray into melodic experimentation”, both “stunning and poetic”. In his latest recording, The Arrival, to be released as three digital EPs (Spring 2012), each exploring a different genre and theme, David wouldn’t have it any other way. David will tour western Canada this spring, the UK this summer and will embark on a cross Canada tour in the fall in support of The Arrival.

empty David Ward album release
May 18th
David Ward album release

+19 Doors: 8:00 PM

$10 +S/C advance

$12 at door

Tickets also available at

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