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Hey Ocean’s David Vertesi to return for solo show

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It just seems like yesterday when David Vertesi was in Lethbridge. Well he was, as  he was in town, Oct. 29 playing bass with one of his Hey Ocean’s David Vertesi returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo Submittedother bands, Hey Ocean!. But he will be back at the Slice, Dec. 3 as a solo artist with By Divine Right drummer David Joseph plus Aidan Knight.

He has also been in Lethbridge as bassist for the Topless Gay Love Tekno party, sometimes tours with Hanna Georgas and as a bassist with rapper Shad K.

“No, I don’t get tired of it. It’s a necessary part of my life and it’s a lot of fun” he said from Vancouver, where he is busy producing the next Hey Ocean! CD, which is a bout two thirds completed.
Having three vastly different projects allows him to explore different sides of his personality.
“I do a lot of different things. I’m the kind of person who needs a lot of different projects, or  I feel I’m not doing enough,” he said.

“ I think it helps me become a better musician. If I feel like I want to jump around and act crazy, I have Topless Gay Love Tekno Party, if I want to write strong music with really strong melodies, I have Hey Ocean! And if I feel like creating something for myself I do solo material,” he said adding  this brief week-long tour for his debut solo CD “Cardiography,” begins Nov. 30 in Kelowna.

“I’ve been wrtiting music forever. It has taken several different forms,” he said adding the CD was just released in late October.
“It’s fresh and cool, but also scary to be playing it for people,” he said adding he is pleased with the result especially with the sound of horns and strings on the record.


“It’s a good record. I’m pleased with it,” he said adding he tries not to be affected by what critics think of it. He is just enjoying playing it.
“I’m just excited to come back playing it and having people react to it,” he continued adding after this quick tour he will be back in the studio finishing the Hey Ocean CD.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 30 November 2010 11:33 )  
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