Review – Mike Edel

By: Jenna Melanson

Album – India, Seattle
Release Date – April 14, 2015
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Genre – Folk/ Pop

Victoria, B.C based singer-songwriter Mike Edel has released his brand new album, “India, Seattle” today through Cordova Bay Records. The album was produced by Juno Award winner Colin Stewart (Dan Mangan) and it features twelve great tracks, including the first single, “Blue Above The Green”, and “East Shore/ West Shore”.

I had a hard time trying to choose a favourite from this album, as I enjoyed each track thoroughly. That being said, there are two songs that I couldn’t get enough of. The fifth track, “Hell Exists” quickly had me entranced, the vocals and the beat immediately pulled me in. “Julia”, the eighth track was the second that I couldn’t get enough of. I couldn’t keep myself from singing along to these lyrics, and will admit that I listened to “Julia” over and over.

Any fans of Folk or Pop will quickly fall for Mike Edel’s vocals, and be hooked. If you like what you hear, be sure to check him out on tour at any of the dates listed below.

Rating: 4.5/5

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Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 17, 2015 – Char’s Landing – Port Alberni, B C
April 23, 2015 – Bo’s – Red Deer, AB
April 24, 2015 – Linden Alliance Church – Linden, AB
April 25, 2015 – The Buckingham – Edmonton, AB
April 26, 2015 – The Barn – Winfield, AB
April 27, 2015 – TBD – Saskatoon, SK
April 28, 2015 – O’Hanlon’s – Regina, SK
April 30, 2015 – London Music Club – London, ON
May 1, 2015 – Le Cagibi – Montreal, QC
May 2, 2015 – The Branch – Kemptville, ON
May 3, 2015 – Black Sheep Inn – Wakefield, QC
May 6, 2015 – Raw Sugar – Ottawa, ON
May 7, 2015 – The Cameron House [CMW Showcase] – Toronto ON
May 10, 2015 – The Cornerstone – Guelph, ON
May 12, 2015 – West End Cultrual Centre – Winnipeg, MB
May 13, 2015 – The Exchange – Regina, SK
May 14, 2015 – The Slice – Lethbridge, AB
May 15, 2015 – Expressions Café – Nelson, BC
May 16, 2015 – Roberts Creek Arts Festival – Gibsons, BC
May 17, 2015 – Roberts Creek Arts Festival – Gibsons, BC
August 7, 2015 – Regina Folk Festival – Regina, SK
August 8, 2015 – Regina Folk Festival – Regina, SK
August 9, 2015 – Regina Folk Festival – Regina, SK

I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.

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