David Blair’s career as a pop singer/songwriter can be summed up thus far with a string of awards and accolades and the future will only bring more. He found his first break after being chosen as a finalist for the Demo Listen Contest put on by Vancouver radio station, 99.3 The Fox. The result of which saw three of David’s songs placed on a compilation album, local radio airplay and opening slots for Nickelback as well as The Barstool Prophets.
David is a multi-instrumentalist and his classical training in piano gives David’s songs rich musical layers. He joined his first band at the age of 17 and since then, he has played in several bands, but opted to go out on his own, releasing his solo EP “Songs of Love and Introspection” in 2006, which won several song writing awards, and not one but three honourable mentions from Billboard’s World Song writing Competition.
David’s live performances are as endearing as his songs, landing him two official 2010 Olympic performances as well as an opening slot for Juno nominee K’Naan. In addition, he has showcased his music at several music festivals around the world and toured widely across North America on “Songs of Love…” and his second LP “Hard to Control” (2007) playing rooms across Canada and in the US from New York to LA in venues such as the Viper Room and the House of Blues in Hollywood. In late 2008, “Hard to Control” picked up the ‘Best Contemporary Album’ award and received runner up for the ‘Best Adult Contemporary Male Artist’ for the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards.
David’s latest album “Things Left Unsaid” was soft-released to digital in early 2009, and officially released nationwide in June, 2009. The first single ‘Hurts So Hard’ was added on multiple radio stations across Canada and was supported by a music video directed by Aaron Veale (Digital Interference). The video was one of only a few music videos accepted into the 2010 Chicago Film Festival. David’s current single ‘This Is The Soundtrack’ has been added to stations in Vancouver and the video, directed by Stephanie LaMontagne has been released. David was recently a Top 20 finalist on Shore FM’s Sounds of Summer contest and was accepted to perform at Break Out West in Kelowna Oct. 21st-24th as part of the West Coast Music Awards.