CartagoYeg Brunch Series Presents: David Unsworth
April 15th 2018
Two sets between 12pm and 2pm
David Unsworth is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter based out of Edmonton, Alberta. He combines intricate lyricism with rhythmic guitar, soaring vocals and a loop station to create personal, thought provoking songs, while still giving listeners a reason to dance.
David's musical journey began in choral music. From a young age David sang in a number of children's and youth choirs, slowly gaining an appreciation for choral music, while simultaneously marvelling in more contemporary artists of the late 20th century like Queen and Midnight Oil. After several years of guitar lessons David turned his attention to composition, and began writing songs in 2013. Soon David started playing at open mics and busking at local farmers markets, learning to use a loop pedal in live situations to create a full band sound with just vocals and a guitar. As his performances began to develop their own style, so did David's songwriting, taking and blending Alternative Rock with Folk and Pop music.
David's debut EP: Wait was recorded and released in early 2015 and has been played on local radio stations CKUA and CJSR. Currently David is busking, gigging and going to open mics around Edmonton, as well as working on his Bachelor's in Jazz and Contemporary Music at Macewan University.
Some of David's recent shows include playing Arcadia Bar, providing music for the Dance Moves Fundraiser at City Hall, and featuring on the improv comedy show "Hey, Ladies" at The Roxy.
David is constantly growing as a musician and is excited to have released some of his original material in April 2015. Stay posted for updates on performances.
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