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Dala is a folk-acoustic two-piece band comprising of Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine, both of whom are based in Scarborough, Ontario. Winners of the Canadian Folk Music Award and Juno nominees, Sheila and Amanda write and sing in a manner that has been best captured as angelic. Having been long-inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Beatles, the two artists create songs that are both insightful taking after Dylan’s deep philosophical lyrical sensibilities and catchy the way only the Beatles can be.
When it comes to singing, Sheila’s velvety alto blending in with Amada’s soprano ethereal voice, give birth to such lush harmonies that are now their trademark sound. The two best friends were introduced in high school music lessons in 2002, and have since been combining their creative genius in releasing five studio albums. Alongside, they have toured rigorously throughout North America and have come to being recognized as the darlings of Canadian music. To date, their albums include Best Day, Everyone is Someone, Who Do You Think You’re, Angles and Thieves, and This Moment’s a Flash. Their fresh brand of acoustic-tinged pop music has taken the world aback with its originality and gripping charm, making Dala tickets the all new hype among pop fans.
When Amanda and Sheila first met at the Mary Ward Secondary Catholic School, their friendship grew from their shared passion in music. The two had such similar innate understanding of vocal ranges and music that they were bound to be propelled into the development deal they got with the well-known Big Bold Sun Music in 2003. Dala issued their first major album in 2005 called Angels & Thieves, which including five covers and five original sings. Soon after, they took up touring to promote their offering, including a small episode of opening for Tom Cochrane. On returning from the tour, they hit the studio and released their next album in 2007 with lead single Anywhere Under This Moon. In a few months, they were touring across Canada with Matthew Good as his opening act.
In 2008, they joined the host of Vinyl Café on CBC Radio, Stuart McLean, for three different Canadian tours that included guests like Russell deCarle and Danny Michel. Over the year, they have contributed their cover tracks to many compilations; The Cure’s Lovesong, Neil Young’s Man Needs a Maid, and Dream a Little Dream about Me from their debut album, were issued on Just Like Heaven: tribute to Cure, Cinnamon Girl: Women Artist Covering Neil Young, and Sing Me to Sleep: Indian Lullabies. Also included in Cinnamon Girl was the duo’s cover of Neil Young’s Ohio that they recorded for their 2007 compilation album Borrowed Tunes II: Tribute to Neil Young. The two artists issued their fourth album in 2009 called Everyone Is Someone with lead single Levi Blues, which received a nomination in the category of Mainstream Adult Contemporary at the Canadian Radio Music Awards in 2010. They taped special performances in February 2010 for PBS, which were aired as Girls from North Country in June the same year. These performances also included all-girl Canadian acts like Oh Susanna and The Good Lovelies, and featured the song cover by legendary acts such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, and Joni Mitchell.
Dala has received award nominations many times over in their career including their 2011 nomination for a Juno Award in the category of Traditional & Roots Album of the Year. They have also repeatedly been nominated by Canadian Folk Music Awards including the categories of Best New/Emerging Artist, Vocal Group of Year, Producer of Year, Contemporary Album of Year, and English Songwriter of Year. In 2006, their album producer Mike Roth won Producer of the Year category for the release Angels & Thieves, and in 2010 the duo won Vocal Group of Year category for their live album, Girls from North Country. The duo continue to perform more and more live shows, letting pop fans known just what kind of magic is hidden in their raw acoustic-pop tunes. Dala tickets are not to be missed.