City Canyon’s David Steele — Musical Magic from The Land of the Rings

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City Canyons Records, an independent label based in Manhattan announces the signing of a multi-album agreement with UK rocker, David Steele. The first album under the agreement, UNDERNEATH THE ICE, is being released early this fall under the City Canyons Records imprint

City Canyons Records, an independent label based in Manhattan proudly announces the signing of a multi-album agreement with UK rocker, David Steele. Steele, whose album UNDERNEATH THE ICE is being released early this fall under the City Canyons Records imprint, comes from a part of England -- the village of Brill -- that inspired "Lord of the Rings" writer Tolkien, and Steele's lyrics are, indeed, at times darkly magical. But that's only part of the talented young Englishman's story. While his tunes can be intense and haunting, as epitomized by the aptly titled "Ghost," they can also thrillingly soar as does, for example, "Rise Up".

Whatever their mood, Steele's self-penned songs are firmly rooted in reality, reflecting the hopes, the despair, the yearning in all of us. And even at their darkest, Steele's music is never chilly. His voice is warm and intimate--somewhere between Sting and Bono--and wherever he takes you with his music, he's with you every step of the way.

That music, featuring Steele's own superb guitar work, is distinctive, utterly his own, but if one were forced to make comparisons, one could put him somewhere between Coldplay and David Grey and be in the ballpark. Steele has been on the verge of the musical stardom for years, having played out regularly in the Oxford area and in London, and having toured with David Essex but this album is Steele's strong attempt to break through the ice and bring him, through this City Canyons' release, the kind of attention that his musical and songwriting ability deserves.

UNDERNEATH THE ICE will be City Canyons' second release. The first release, Jen Elliott and Bluestruck's THE SECRET'S OUT, now available on CD Baby and at independent record stores, was warmly acclaimed and placed in the Top 30 of college radio stations around the country. A third release, INTIMATIONS OF SORROW, by Finnish rockers Valerian, is also slated for later this year.

For more information on David Steele, including full press kits, review copies of UNDERNEATH THE ICE and opportunities for interviews, please contact Katherine Brodsky, Random Minds, PR, 604-773-6304 info@random-minds.com

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