For Immediate Release
September 13, 2016
(Charlottetown, PE) - Following up on the success his sophomore album, Adolescent Nature (May 2016), Dylan Menzie will embark on an ambitious tour of Ontario and Eastern Canada this fall. Menzie is also releasing “Talk to Me”, the second single from the album and a follow up to the popular first single "Kenya".
Menzie has had a whirlwind year to date including being a Top 4 finalist in CBC Music's Searchlight competition, showcases at ECMA and Canadian Music Week and performances at Burlington Sound of Music Festival, Granville Green, New Glasgow Jubilee and more.
Other highlights include the lead single "Kenya" securing the #1 spot (for two weeks running) on CBC Radio 2's Top 20 countdown in June and remained on the Top 20 chart for eight straight weeks. The album was also added to numerous college radio stations across the country and debuted at #44 (June 28th) on the National !earshot Top 50 album chart.
"...Dylan Menzie makes a definite impression with his music. This young fellow has a sound that is simultaneously unique and familiar. These songs feature intelligent lyrics and nice winding melodies. And Menzie has a voice that really makes his songs hit home. This guy is obviously headed on a quick path to success." - babysue
The album, produced and recorded by award-winning producer
(Jenn Grant, Fortunate Ones, Oh Pep!), showcases Menzie's fervor towards big sounds, charismatic turns of phrases, and persistent pop leanings. "Talk To Me", the cacophonous crashing album opener, makes for the perfect follow up to the lead single to support the ambitious fall tour which also includes showcase opportunities at Contact East and Showcase PEI in September.
October 6 - Halifax, NS - Timbre Lounge
October 7 - New Glasgow, NS - The Commune
October 8 - Sydney, NS - Governor's Pub
October 21 - Saint John, NB - Pepper's Pub
October 22 - Saint Andrews, NB - Red Herring Pub
November 12 - Charlottetown, PE - The Mack (buy tickets)
November 15 - Montreal, QC - Le Cagibi
November 17 - Wakefield, QC - The Blacksheep Inn
November 18 - Guelph, ON - DSTRCT
November 19 - Sarnia, ON - Paddy Flaherty's
November 20 - Toronto, ON - Burdock
November 21 - Ottawa, ON - LIVE! on Elgin
November 22 - Kingston, ON - Musiikki Cafe
November 23 - Peterborough, ON - The Spill
November 24 - London, ON - 765 Old East Bar & Grill
November 25 - Kitchener, ON - The Boathouse
November 26 - St. Catharines, ON - Mahtay Cafe
With his compelling, sprawling vocal range, a striking mix of familiar yet sophisticated musical lines and adept guitar skills, Dylan Menzie is quickly becoming one of Prince Edward Island's prime exports. Hailing from Belle River, PEI, Menzie has been compared to Joel Plaskett and was highly praised by Canadian singer-songwriter, Ron Sexmith, when he opened for Sexsmith at the PEI Jazz n’ Blues Festival in 2014. His recently released sophomore album, Adolescent Nature (2016), followed his top-four placement in CBC’s 2016 Searchlight Competition. The lead single, “Kenya” secured Menzie’s high standing in this National competition. The single also spent eight weeks on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 countdown including two weeks at number one.
Download hi-res promo photo here.
"Talk to Me" is being serviced by SpinCount. Click here to request a copy for airplay.
"Adolescent Nature" is available for purchase online at www.dylanmenzie.com.