“Their songs are smart, funny, powerful and always engaging. I’ve been absolutely enthralled each time I’ve heard Carol and David perform.” – Katherine Wheatley, Singer-Songwriter
Carol Teal & David Joyce delight and engage with original songs of life’s delights and dilemmas! Serious, sensitive and audaciously funny with a side of vaudeville thrown in for good measure (feather boa included) they leave audiences with a tune in their heads and a song in their hearts.
Their thoughtful, witty lyrics, tight harmonies and wide variety of instrumentation (guitars, mandolin, banjo, washboard, harmonica & feather boa!) keep audiences engaged, entertained and inspired.
Teal and Joyce released their third CD, “Has It All Been Said…”, in summer 2013, produced by Jason LaPrade and Teal & Joyce. Their two earlier CDs, “Some Things You Do for Love” (2005) and “Simple Pleasures” (2000) were produced and recorded by Paul Mills. All three CD feature a stellar cast of musicians.
“We greatly enjoyed having David and Carol perform at one of our house concerts. They demonstrated great musicianship through their original and varied repertoire which was delivered with great flare and style. Their songs ranged from mellow and contemplative to witty and humorous, so there was something to please everyone. We would have them back anytime! “ – Norah Love & Drummond White, House Concert Hosts
“Carol Teal and David Joyce are not only excellent partners in life, they’re also excellent partners in music. Carol writes engaging, interesting songs from very personal and serious themes, to the extremely funny, laugh-riot type. She can just as easily touch your heart as your funny-bone. David is a solid, soulful guitar player with a very strong sense of melody and harmony. His songs are always thoughtful and always tuneful, whether as an accompanist or as a featured performer. Together they shine. With a great rapport and warmth, always making musical magic. I highly recommend them.” – Wendell Ferguson
Contact: Carol Teal & David Joyce (905) 836-9073
Website at www.tealandjoyce.ca
Available at www.cdbaby.com and iTunes.
Carol’s passion for songwriting has won her two Honor Awards in the Great American Songwriting Competition in 2005 and 2006. Her writing reflects a broad range of topics, some serious, some lighthearted, but she may be best known for her hilarious views of the trials and tribulations of relationships. Sure to keep you smilin’ Carol plays guitar, mandolin (and her feather boa) in performance.
David has lived from coast to coast in Canada and traveled many parts of the world. His songwriting reflects his love of the guitar as his first instrument. His lively banjo tunes add variety to the duet’s repertoire and provide a change of pace in the performance. David also brings his skills on harmonica and 12-string guitar to the duo’s performances.
Carol & David have both been very involved with the ArtsCan Circle organization since 2005, and in May 2008 Carol became the organization’s first Executive Director. ArtsCan Circle is a charity dedicated to linking musical and visual artists with native youth at risk in isolated communities of Canada. The goal of the organization is encouraging self-esteem in Indigenous youth through a cooperative exploration of the arts. For more information please visit the ArtsCan Circle website at www.artscancircle.ca.
Carol & David have conducted many visual arts and songwriting workshops with students in remote aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario and Labrador with the ArtsCan Circle program as well as song-writing workshops for the audience at the Mariposa Folk Festival for the last five years. In all of their workshops, participants are engaged in hands-on writing and art experiences with a focus on letting the creative spirit soar, facilitating self-expression and empowering the artist in us all. Discuss your festival’s needs with Carol and she can design a workshop to fill the bill.
Carol & David are happy to offer songwriting sessions for festivals and have a wide array of children’s music and art activities to add to any festival.
Carol is also a visual artist who works in a variety of media. She is currently crazy about clay and is an active member of the Pine Tree Potter’s Guild in Aurora, ON.
A little laughter, a little blues — served up with love and compassion for the human state. Carol & David’s performance has something for everyone in their audience!