Arnold Shoichet
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Arnold Shoichet

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"CD review"

"Lovely, beautiful rare in these modern times. Usually I just listen to Bob Dylan and old folk music - now I have something ‘modern and new’..." - Fran Cappe, Toronto Ontario

"CD review"

“The words are very fine. Every time I listen, I hear something new…” - Judith Rees-Thomas, Saturna Island B.C.

"performance review"

"...God knows where Arnold's hands have been throughout his medical career but they sure made magic on the guitar and the keyboard." - Tim Tyler, Maple Ridge Times, BC

"CD review"

“I love so many of the songs. The music and rhythm … gets under my skin…” - Marla Lev, Berkeley California

"CD review"

“It's a lovely, melodic, thoughtful, peaceful, moving, bunch of music, full of humour and wisdom.” - Charles King, Crescent Beach BC

"CD review"

“… the songs stand up to repeated (and I do mean repeated) listening” - Shel Sax, Middlebury Vermont


CD Such A Good Time 2005.
Second CD in process.



Arnold is quintessentially Canadian, neither flamboyant nor conventional. He hikes, canoes, plays hockey, distrusts politicians, and loves his wife and children and the wilderness. He laughs at himself, and he’s very polite when he laughs at everyone else. He has lived in the city and the country, and been a student, a counsellor, a family doctor, a gardener and farmer, hockey coach, choir director, and father of four.

His very ordinary Canadian story is extraordinary in one particular way. He tells it with songs - sweet, incisive, rhythmic songs that dance at the heart of the human experience we all share.

Classically trained in piano, he has written, performed, and directed throughout his school and community life, and played professionally at local coffee houses and the Mission Folk Music Festival. After years of juggling careers, he is now focused on this one only.

His music style bridges blues, folk, pop, jazz, and ragtime, with an occasional touch of klezmer. His lyrics are an exploration of ideas and a celebration of his times, but whether the theme is universal or intimate, the songs connect to his audience on a personal level.