Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, David is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his newfound Canadian home to produce three critically-acclaimed CD's, one Juno nomination and a bag full of songwriting awards. His music explores the diverse landscapes of human emotion while combining the story-telling tradition of his homeland in his own fusion of Celtic soul and country-pop-rock.
David has received the honour of winning the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year, an award won previously by Oscar Peterson and Rik Emmett. Also, in the last few years, the strength of his songwriting has been recognized by winning 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, 1st & 2nd place in the Unisong International Songwriting Competition, 2nd place in both the John Lennon Competition and U.S.A. Song Contest - all with different songs.

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"I've added David Leask to a group of amazing talents that includes John Prine and John Hiatt. " (Brandon Sun)

Leask's debut disk "100 Camels", released by Iron Music/BMG, garnered rave reviews and received extensive air play across Canada. The Toronto Star praised Leask for his "compellingly honest baring of the soul" while RPM Weekly declared it a "folklorist's dream". (The Edmonton Sun)

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Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, David is a powerful performing songwriter, who has built an artistic bridge between the influences of his birthplace and the fresh possibilities of his newfound Canadian home to produce three critically-acclaimed CD's, one Juno nomination and a bag full of songwriting awards. His music explores the diverse landscapes of human emotion while combining the story-telling tradition of his homeland in his own fusion of Celtic soul and country-pop-rock.
David has received the honour of winning the Mississauga Established Performing Artist of the Year, an award won previously by Oscar Peterson and Rik Emmett. Also, in the last few years, the strength of his songwriting has been recognized by winning 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition, 1st & 2nd place in the Unisong International Songwriting Competition, 2nd place in both the John Lennon Competition and U.S.A. Song Contest - all with different songs.

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