Canyons' David Steele - Musical Magic From The Land Of The Rings
Canyons Records, an independent label based in Manhattan proudly
announces the signing of a multi-album agreement with UK rocker,
Steele. Steele, whose album UNDERNEATH THE ICE is being
released early this fall under the City Canyons Records imprint,
comes from a part of England--the village of Brill-- that inspired
"Lord of the Rings" writer Tolkien, and Steele's lyrics are, indeed,
at times darkly magical.
that's only part of the talented young Englishman's story. While
his tunes can be intense and haunting, as epitomized by the aptly
titled "Ghost," they can also thrillingly soar as does, for example,
"Rise Up". Whatever their mood, Steele's self-penned songs are firmly
rooted in reality, reflecting the hopes, the despair, the yearning
in all of us.
even at their darkest, Steele's music is never chilly. His voice
is warm and intimate--somewhere between Sting and Bono--and wherever
he takes you with his music, he's with you every step of the way.
That music, featuring Steele's own superb guitar work, is distinctive,
utterly his own, but if one were forced to make comparisons, one
could put him somewhere between Coldplay and David Grey and be in
has been on the verge of the musical stardom for years, having played
out regularly in the Oxford area and in London, and having toured
with David Essex but this album is Steele's strong attempt to break
through the ice and bring him, through this City Canyons' release,
the kind of attention that his musical and songwriting ability deserves.
The Ice will be City Canyons' second release. The first release,
Jen Elliott and Bluestruck's The Secret's Out, now available
on CD Baby and at independent record stores, was warmly acclaimed
and placed in the Top 30 of college radio stations around the country.
A third release, Intimations Of Sorrow, by Finnish rockers
Valerian, is also slated for later this year.
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