Thanks to the innovative Music PEI artist exchange program, The Carleton will be hosting a special show featuring the always-great Dylan Menzie and the UK’s Jake Morley on Thursday, September 21st. Show time is 8 PM and tickets are only $12 to see these two excellent young songwriters.
With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie made an indelible mark in the talent-rich Atlantic Canadian music market.
In 2016, he was a finalist in CBC’s annual Searchlight competition on the back of his breakout single, “Kenya,” which then spent two weeks at number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 leading up to the release of his 2016 album Adolescent Nature.
Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Joel Plaskett, without being derivative of any one, the quality of these songs heavily belies the young artist’s age.
He’s performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith and at major events like Canadian Music Week and the Edmonton Folk Festival, and if he continues on his current trajectory of each new song, each new release eclipsing its predecessor, he’ll soon be impossible to ignore.
“Dylan Menzie is a Canadian treasure – a combination of Springsteen, Fleet Foxes and Jim James (My Morning Jacket)”. Meg Shorette; All Roads Music Festival (Belfast, ME)
Jake Morley is based in North London, UK. His second album, The Movement, is out now and we encourage you to give it a listen.
“Jake Morley and his impressive band more than have what it takes… an ambitious pop sound that is every bit as bright and sparkly as the main player himself – 4 stars” The Independent
A sound that can’t be ignored. Morley can do no wrong, and a wealth of fans can’t get enough. Virgin.com
Great real life lyrics and superb virtuoso playing. That’s extraordinary! Tom Robinson, 6 music
Jake Morley is not just your average bloke with guitar, he stuns crowds with his unique style and is always a show stealer. BBC Introducing
It’s phenomenal to watch him but it’s still more daunting to consider that he also sings up a storm and writes cracking songs. Morley is a true original. Acoustic Magazine
This is a man to follow, not just on social media sites, but in real life whenever he plays a gig. This is music to cherish. Music Riot