DAVID HEIN

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One of "Toronto's undiscovered gems."
- Chart Magazine

Singer/songwriter David Hein writes high-energy acoustic rock strapped to rapid-fire lyrics and a truckload of soulful heartache. Known for his catchy hooks and solid songwriting, Hein's music and infectuous live energy have earned him comparisons to Blue Rodeo, Counting Crows, John Mayer and Dave Matthews. Hein's songs are urban short stories about lost loves, lost travelers and lost time but paired with open, optimistic promises of change.

"The night ended with the David Hein Band, playing sweet acoustic guitar... A fine singer songwriter with a good band, sophisticated arrangements, catching melodies. The David Hein Band earned their place in the finals."
- Emergenza.net

The winner of the International House songwriting contest and a finalist in Chart Magazine's Indiestartup contest and Paragon's singer/songwriter contest, Hein and his band have packed venues in both Canada and the USA. Out of hundreds of Toronto bands, they were audience picked to be Canadian finalists in the Emergenza Festival. Hein's music has been played in packed clubs across Ontario and New York, as well as on CBC radio and webradio.

"An incredibly talented guy."
- Rita Peruggi, Producer,The Jim Henson Company

For two years, Hein apprenticed in a Muppet Music studio in NYC, working for Jim Henson, Disney and Sesame Workshop. Now based in Toronto, Hein has formed a tight four piece band, released a live recording from Toronto's C'est What, and has just released his debut studio album, NORTH OF NOWHERE, produced by Juno-award winning producer, Joe Dunphy, and featuring performances by Lyle Molzan ,(Jann Arden), Tim Bovaconti (Ron Sexsmith), and Greg Johnston (Canadian Idol). David is currently touring North America promoting the new CD.

"Nice rhythms and good tunes."
- Billboard - World Song Contest

Winner, International House Songwriting Contest
Finalist, Emergenza Battle of the Bands
Finalist, Charts Indie Startup Songwriting Contest
Finalist, Paragon Songwriting Contest
Honourable Mention, Billboard World Song Contest

Notable venues & festivals played

The Horseshoe, Toronto, ON
The Opera House, Toronto, ON
Kee to Bala, Bala, ON
The C-Note, New York, NY

Canadian Music Week
Indie Week

"Your music is awesome. I can't wait to hear more of it."
- Val Mauro, The Frequency Show

Download David's press kit (PDF, 1 meg)