David Krystal
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David Krystal

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2010
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"David Krystal - View From The Inside"

David Krystal’s debut album may, on the surface, seem like another entry by an indie artist in the musical brass ring sweepstakes, but Krystal comes to the table confident with 20 years of performing and writing music for TV, films and jingles to his credit. To wit, the public knows him anonymously as the guy that created the Tim Horton’s jingle ‘You Always Have Time for Tim Horton’s’.

‘View from the Inside’ is the first CD in a planned trilogy of albums under the banner ‘Songs of Hope & Sorrow’. Krystal presents us with an introspective sleepy album of mood altering modern blues, jazz, troubadour and singer-songwriter styles revolving around his proficiency on acoustic guitar and piano.The bluesy styled “Missing You” – which could easily be set alongside anything by Jason Mraz or John Mayer on soft-A/C radio - the poppy, 1970s Boz Scagg’s era California funk of “Addicted” and the spiritually uplifting,
New Orleans/Allan Toussaint horn accompanied “Like Yesterday” book end slower, mellower material that seem to be Krystal’s forte.

His comfort level shines on songs that evoke the contemporary sexy mood music of the upwardly mobile and yet recall that same lost art originally made iconic by the likes of Paul Simon and Van Morrison among others. “Wipe Away” is a smouldering “New York State of Mind” lounge tear-jerker while “Waiting For Love” enlightens and gives the audience, if not Krystal himself, a re-assurance of hope for the lovelorn.

Krystal’s vocal is pure with his falsetto swirling and cascading naturally – something that has been overdone by today’s male crooners and sits like a cloud on top of the silky smooth production. Those looking for wine and dine mood music would be best served with Krystal’s debut. - Jaimie Vernon, Contributing Writer at Cashbox Canada Magazine


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  In a stop at nothing fool hearted world where musical careers come and go in the time it used to take to make a good record, finding a musician 2/3rd's of the way through a triptych album series about love, loss and hope, is truly a rarity. Timeless artist's like Van Morrison, Marvin Gaye and Joan Armatrading continue to inspire new generations with their soulful, earthy sound. Now, people are agreeing, there is David Krystal too.
 
  With two stunning studio albums and one amazing live album recorded at The Musideum, David Krystal started off the year by breaking the top ten on Europe's digital radio favorite - Jamendo.  David Krystal is racking up thousands of downloads on the Pandora tantamount with his song Say You Love Me (taken from his 2010 debut album View From The Inside). In North America, Krystal's blend of  R&B and Acoustic/Soul is equally off to a great start; as a featured artist on the popular indie music site Nosietrade, thousands of downloads have placed Krystal in several Noisetrade markets with New York, NY being the largest market.

  Born and raised in London England, Krystal made Canada his home in the mid 1980's. Based out of Toronto, Krystal worked internationally as a music composer and producer in movies, television, radio and theatre . During this time, Krystal formed some lasting relationships with some very stellar musicians. One only needs to listen to his songs and it becomes clear, David Krystal means business. He is making music that, by design, is meant to last. This is not to say that David Krystal doesn't have fun, as he had when he wrote a ubiquitous jingle for Canadian cultural icons Tim Hortons: "You've always got time for Tim Hortons".

  Adored by his fans and respected by his peers, in 2014 when David Krystal brings his songs of love, loss and hope near you, it is a show you don't want to miss if you love amazing musical ability and performance set to extremely well crafted and heartfelt songs.

2010 - View From The Inside

2013 - David Krystal Live (Recorded at The Musideum, Toronto Canada)

2013 - She Sings To Me

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