"Leask brings to his music a compellingly honest baring of the soul" Toronto Star
David is the recipient of the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year Award, an honour previously bestowed upon Oscar Peterson and Rik Emmett by Canada’s 6th largest city. A gigging journeyman, he has performed over 2000 shows in the last 16 years, from intimate house concerts to large outdoor festivals. Originally from Scotland, David has embraced the rootsy Canadian influences of his new home and melded them with the Celtic and melodic-pop sensibilities of his homeland. His music moves his listeners both emotionally and physically with his infectious groove-based songs of substance - real life stories intelligently crafted in sonic landscapes that stay with you long after the last note is played. His songwriting talent has been recognized in numerous international songwriting awards.
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. 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.
To see and hear more about David, check out his website at www.davidleask.com