'Leask brings to his music a compellingly honest baring of the soul. Toronto Star Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, David is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his newfound Canadian home to produce three critically-acclaimed CD's, one Juno nomination and a bag full of songwriting awards. His music explores the diverse landscapes of human emotion while combining the story-telling tradition of his homeland in his own fusion of Celtic soul and country-pop-rock. David has received the honour of winning the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year, an award won previously by Oscar Peterson and Rik Emmett. Also, in the last few years, the strength of his songwriting has been recognized by winning 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, 1st & 2nd place in the Unisong International Songwriting Competition, 2nd place in both the John Lennon Competition and U.S.A. Song Contest - all with different songs. David's live show is always musically rich, high energy and heart-felt, whether he's playing solo, in a trio or backed by his 5-piece band. The secret lies in his ability to read both his audience and the event and tailor the musical sensibilities of his show accordingly. Whether playing traditional Celtic material or roots rock his show delivers great music and consummate professionalism. He has shared the stage with such artists as the Waterboys, the Irish Descendants, Barra MacNeil's, Natalie MacMaster, and Bruce Guthro at venues across the country where he continues to captivate audiences with the intensity of his performance and his Scots charm.
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