The sheer joy with which Dala perform is infectious, turning first-time listeners into instant fans. They are equally entertaining between songs, telling funny and down to earth stories that make every show unique. Dala has played in folk festivals across North America, and in 2009, they were the only Canadian act invited to play at the 50th Anniversary of the Newport Folk Festival. We can’t wait to have them close out Music @ The Gardens this summer!
Doors and food stations open at 6pm. First set is at 7pm. Intermission at 7:45pm with dessert buffet. Soft drinks and hot drinks are complimentary. Beer and wine are available for purchase.
Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002; they have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America. Darlings of the Canadian music scene, Dala are now poised to bring their fresh brand of acoustic pop music to the world.
Drawing upon influences like The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Dala write songs that are both catchy and insightful. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the lush harmonies that have become their trademark.