One of my absolute favorite concerts of all time … taking in the powerful David Celia.
Based out of Toronto, Canada – a world class musician who has played for audiences all over the world. His musical style has been described as “roots-rock with hints of folk wrapped up in a pop package”. I just call it AWESOME.
David is an innovative singer/songwriter and astonishing guitar player, known for his spontaneously driven live performances. His songs have an open alt/folk style that’s also been described as “Beatlesque”.
“One of Toronto’s best guitar players” ~ Tom Power, CBC Radio 2
David Celia is one of Toronto’s most experienced and versatile independent artists and
busiest working musicians. He has an audience across Canada and also in Europe and
the UK, where he has developed a devoted fan-base. He recently appeared at
Glastonbury Festival in England for the second time, as well as Canadian festivals such
as Mariposa, Shelter Valley, Hillside, and Blue Skies, along with Larmertree (UK), Blue
Balls (CH), Desertfest (GERMANY) and Rock Dans Tous Ses Etats (FR). He is described by
music icon Bob Segarini as the best singer-songwriter Canada has ever produced!
Known for his spontaneously driven performances, he performs with the best of the
best, including his regular band mates, Cleave Anderson of Blue Rodeo fame, Joan
Besen of Prairie Oyster and is in demand as both a musician and a producer/arranger on
many of his fellow artist’s musical endeavours. Widely regarded as one of Canada’s
best kept secrets, David receives regular airplay on both the BBC and CBC. David’s
music consistently appears on critics top 10’s and he counts Gordon Lightfoot as a fan.
Additionally, David was hand picked by folk legends Ian & Sylvia (Tyson) to be the
guitarist at their prestigious Mariposa Hall of Fame induction performance. He’s shared
the stage with the likes of Martha Wainwright, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin, Catherine
MacLellan, Ariana Gillis, Sarah Harmer, Owen Pallett, Fairport Convention, Serena
Ryder, Ron Sexsmith, Avett Brothers, etc. He is truly a special, world-class artist who
charms his audiences with his personality and dazzles them with his exceptional
“Celia brings it home” ~ Toronto Star
“Celia’s stage presence/charisma hold
the crowd like a rabbit in car’s
~Evening Advertiser, England
“This is Superb”
~Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2, England
“Really good music” ~Hilly Krystal,
CBGB’s, New York City
“This is something special” ~Andy Lowe,
12 Bar Club London, England
“Pure musical escapism” ~NOW
“One of the best talents to hit Mersey
from North America” ~Alex McKechnie,
Cavern Club, Liverpool