About this event
Imagine Jeff Buckley’s un-tethered falsetto with Stevie Wonder’s warm, grainy tenor…David Ward has mastered both, plus all points between. Ward is clearly a versatile and ambitious talent.” Uncut.
Get ready for an evening of stripped back soul packed with emotion.
About the artist
Most likely to: be assured of a Golden Future.” The Guardian
After 12 years of quietly sending ripples through the independent music scene, David Ward’s latest, a cinematic and soulful opus, Violet, Gold + Rose, has garnered support from some of the most respected artists in music.
Ward has spent the last two years between Vancouver, London and Berlin, building on the success of his last album, Transitioning. The run has included opening slots for Grammy-winner Lisa Fischer, Becca Stevens, Jacob Collier, and a sold-out show at London’s historic Union Chapel with fellow Canadian, Frazey Ford.
Mixed and mastered by lauded Grammy-winning engineer and producer, Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, Alicia Keys, The Roots, Common, Al Green, Erykah Badu), it is a lushly orchestrated epic, including 33 musicians and a special guest appearance from Patrice Quinn (Kamasi Washington’s The Epic and Harmony of Difference).
This is 1940s Disney-style orchestral arrangements meets ’70s era MJ and Stevie Wonder, with a hit of psychedelia.