Friday April 1st, the Linsmore Tavern (1298 Danforth Ave) is excited to welcome back one of our absolute favourite bands and some of the GTA's most respected musicians, the David Love Band! There have been many great shows over the years with the David Love Band and their last show was a huge hit, generating many requests to bring this band back as soon as possible!
For great melodic Pop Rock, all you need is Love!
While some fans of smooth Pop and melodic Rock from the music's heyday of the 60s and 70s are occupied posting nostalgic photos of their idols on social media, versatile singer and multi-instrumentalist David Love is busy keeping the music alive and fresh by playing it to appreciative throngs in clubs, festivals, arenas, casinos and at private functions.
A veteran of the Canadian Pop Rock scene, David has recorded albums and toured with Randy Bachman's bands, been a long-time member of Burton Cummings' touring group, an 18-year member of The Carpet Frogs A-list club band and a key part of the Classic Albums Live musical organization.
Those times have included performing in some pretty rarefied company, with the Bachman Cummings band when it opened for Bon Jovi, and The Moody Blues, with Bachman at Live 8 in Barrie and with Cummings when people like Kim Mitchell, Shakira, Grand Funk, Wyclef Jean, and Sir Elton John were co-billed, to name just a few of the salient moments from the past few decades.
Playing professionally for nearly 40 years, David has toured the U.S. and Canada extensively and appeared on television, radio and at festivals, concert halls and arenas for a wide range of public and private functions – including at an airfield in Kandahar entertaining 5,000 NATO troops.
But now he's moved out of the sidecar and to the front of the stage in a combo of his own.
His self-titled David Love Band trio is getting rave reviews from clubs across the GTA since he began focusing on doing his own thing in 2012.
He sings and plays deft bass with fellow Bramptonians guitarist Darrell McNeill and drummer Kevin Mulligan. The band delivers Pop Rock with a melodic sound and high-energy beat, leading audiences to tap their toes, snap their fingers or jiggle their bones on the dance floor.
Their repertoire journeys through super-melodic heavier beat tunes by Baby Boom favourites such as The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Who, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Who, The Byrds and many more.
While it's likely most of the fans who groove to The David Love Band in pubs or at private functions won't really be aware of the musical pedigree of the man who's driving the unit, its authenticity gets displayed in the results every time he performs.
For whether they realize it or not, when it comes to putting forward a great melodic Pop Rock musical experience, Love is indeed all you need!
The show starts at 9:30pm, theres a $5 cover charge!