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David Ward is an exceptional, eclectic singer/songwriter who defies easy characterization. Jazz, Blues, folk, r&b, he employs them all and more in a constantly changing and ever-compelling set. Zappa would have loved this. - Vancouver Province


Ward’s voice is like a cross between Jason Mraz without the forced whimsy, and Damian Rice without the tortured soul - UBC Grounder (sample)


Enthralling and satisfying vocals by David Ward…drums are solid and not overstated…Soul, Blues, Pop, Jazz, Funk and a bit of Bluegrass and Latin, rolled up sensitively and with solid musical abilities in an accessible form…well-written songs…Mainstream appeal but with an intriguing and satisfying musical quality. I’m looking forward to seeing this band’s future unfold. - Eric Porcher - www.soulwindows.com


Loose Change Trio is a perfect example of how musicians are not just there to play music, but to entertain as well…The stage presence of the band is filled with humor and energy - Ron Cheng - ronatron.net


Stirring in funk with some great jazz moves and more than a little R&B/soul, singer/writer/guitarist David Ward, aided by the rock solid and utterly sympathetic Greg Bevis on drums and percussion and Sam Shoicett on bass, has come up with a delicious musical gumbo here. Seemingly unencumbered by the usual conventions, there’s a surprise around every corner, some odd and appealing tempo change or modulation or vocal swoop that’ll keep the headphones on. Think Zappa meets James Brown meets Tom Waits meets Stan Getz meets Marvin Gaye - there are a lot of flavours to the Unstruck Note. One of my favourites in a long time.

- John Maclaughlin


Their talent and ambition shine brightly through the music. This is a rare, bold foray into melodic experimentation. - Amy O'brian


very professionally organzied as the troup seem to have a heightened sense of detail in music…stunning and poetic…incredible musicians and have a great vocalist in David Ward. - anEvibe.com


Discography

Unstruck Note (2008)

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Breaking the boundaries of traditional soul, the Loose Change Trio (LCT) creates a vintage sound fusing jazz and funk with a genre defying theatrical influence. With the release of their first record, Unstruck Note recorded at Mushroom Studios in Vancouver BC, LCT is poised to begin a rigorous touring and performing schedule. They launch their album on February 29, 2008 at the Back Stage lounge in Vancouver BC.

The band’s eclectic background merges the sophistication of a Jazz standard with the heart and honesty of a Soul tune, using music and story-telling to heal and inspire through the soul. LCT embraces a connection through an art form that blurs the line between audience and performer, uniting all in the spirit of love and community

Unstruck Note, produced by Adam Fulton (Terry Clark, Paul McCartney) and recorded at Mushroom Studios, is an amalgamation of lead singer/songwriter David Ward's history as an actor and classically trained vocalist, and drummer Greg Bevis’ varied past in Jazz and funk outfits. Reverently influenced by jazz, theatre and spoken word artists (Tom Waits, Shane Koyczan) and songwriters, vocalists and experimentalists (Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, Nina Simone), Unstruck Note exposes Ward's soaring vocal capabilities and theatrical experimentation, along with the drive of their eight piece band that manifests energy, playfulness and creativity.

Previously touring in support of Ward's Debut album Never Meant to Know, LCT had a busy year in 2007. They were featured on the Vancouver television show "Urban Rush", completed two tours across Western Canada, performed live on UBC radio, and had their song "Enough Said" featured as the track of the day on CBC radio3. LCT also participated in the event "Music Wave Vancouver", a live concert in Vancouver with some of the city's up and coming Soul, Rock, Electronic and Classical groups. Not to mention the many summer music festivals.

Ward, "an exceptional, eclectic singer/songwriter who defies easy characterization" as dubbed by John McLaughlin of the Province, and the others, are taking their unique act to the world stage.