Teal & Joyce
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Carol Teal and David Joyce believe that laughter is the best medicine and their original songs reflect their love of humour. They delight and engage audiences with their thoughtful and witty lyrics, tight harmonies and wide variety of instrumentation (guitars, mandolin, banjo, washboard, harmonica & feather boa!) Serious, sensitive and audaciously funny with a side of vaudeville thrown in.
They have recorded 2 independent CDs, "Some Things You Do for Love" and "Simple Pleasures" both produced and recorded by Paul Mills with a stellar cast of musicians.
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. David also brings his skills on harmonica and banjo to the duo’s performances.
Carol - passion for songwriting has won her two Honor Awards in the Great American Songwriting Competition. Her writing reflects a broad range of topics, but she may be best known for her hilarious views of the trials and tribulations of relationships and serious environmental angst. Sure to keep you smilin’ Carol plays guitar, mandolin and adds occasional electric bass accompaniment in performance.
She has conducted many visual arts and songwriting workshops with students in remote aboriginal communities in Northern Ontario and Labrador as well as song-writing workshops for the audience at the Mariposa Folk Festival for the last four years. In all her 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 and David are happy to offer songwriting workshops for groups or festivals and have a wide array of children’s music and art activities to add to any festival.Information, songs, and videos at: http://www.tealandjoyce.ca/