Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dale Luarca, Henry Nozuka, Christian Bridges and Melissa-Bel @ The Central

Dale Luarca, a Mississauga-based solo artist, is reaching for the stars. He may be short but that with which he lacks in height, he certainly makes up for in vocal and guitar talent. The evening was a close knit affair in Mirvish Village's, The Central, and everyone was invited including Dale's mom. He refers to his style as "a mix of john mayer/Raul Midon/Donnell Jones" but in terms of lyrical content sticks to extremely personal topics. With a soulful sound and hypnotic beat, Dale tells stories of heartbreak and harsh realities. Even his cover songs have a personal stamp. Some of my favourite changes were to the lyrics of Tom Petty's Free Falling, "she's a good girl, loves her mama and Canada too" and "It's a long day livin' in Mississauga." Anyway, it was a fantastic show that included the likes of Henry Nozuka, Christian Bridges and Melissa-bel. I've included a few videos of the night below..

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