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David Mihal is a Canadian drummer from Kelowna, BC.
Influenced by the many great drummers of the 70’s, David began playing in his early teens and was soon working at a professional level. Some of his early work included Canadian blues artist Rita Chiarelli and RCA recording artist Shawne Jackson (Domenic Troiano).
While living in Toronto and studying with drummer and author Peter Magadini, David was asked to join Canadian jazz icon Oliver Jones and tour the US with Jamaican singer Kenny Hamilton. Living in New York City while touring with that project greatly influenced his
musical development, providing the opportunity to meet and study with many of the great artists and drummers of that period, including Elvin Jones. Upon returning to Canada, David spent the early 80’s touring and recording with the “Refugee” forerunner
“Michael Fury”, Torn Sneakers (produced by Ken Tobias) among others.
David currently records drum tracks for projects around the world from his private studio in Kelowna, BC and spends much of the year in Los Angeles and Nashville. Locally, David currently tours with Songs of the Southern Belles,
Cod Gone Wild and The Hip Replacements as well as theatre productions such as Stardust and Rock The Beach.
Sean Bray’s Peach Trio with local jazz icon Bernie Addington is one of David’s Kelowna club projects.
Mihal is highly regarded by other local musicians, and can often be seen taking in other local players gigs and performances. He is a large part of the local music scene.