Marla & David Celia - "Heart Like A Dove" (Elite Records): A regular on the Toronto club circuit with a long-running residency at The Cameron House, pop-rock singer/songwriter David Celia remains an artist better known in the UK and Europe than at home. He recently teamed up, personally and professionally, with German singer/songwriter Marla, and the duo has a debut album, Daydreamers, set for release on Aug. 17.
It is preceded by this first single, a charming tune that captures their musical and romantic chemistry perfectly. The pair trade vocal lines and harmonise sweetly on lyrics that are clearly heartfelt and autobiographical - "Never thought I'd find someone like you with whom I want to dance."
It is accompanied by an equally attractive video, one featuring footage filmed from their travels in Iceland, Belgium, Canada, Switzerland & Germany. If this one doesn't tug at the heartstrings at least a tad, you are one cold soul.
Marla and David Celia play a CD release party at Burdock in Toronto on Aug. 15, accompanied by the rhythm section of Tim Jackson and Don Kerr. This is followed by extensive touring in Europe and the UK, Sept. 20 to Oct. 27.