CBC Searchlight Contest 

I started this tune on Valentine’s Day (Feb 14). I just finished it, using the tools learned in Pat Pattison’s Songwriting course to adjust the phrasing. I also finished all the tracking, playing all the parts, singing all the vocals as well as recording it here in my home studio. I hope you like it.

Check it out here:

http://music.cbc.ca/artists/David-OHearn

Song: She’s Easy (But Not In That Way)

If you enjoy the tune, I’d also like to make a plug (hope that’s OK) for you to VOTE for my song. It’s a…

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Black Eve — North American Distribution 

I am very pleased to announce that a film I scored, Black Eve, by Ryan M Andrews, is set for North American DVD release and Canadian digital release in September.

BLACK EVE DVD release Sep 24th 2013 update retailers are confirmed, launching new poster for the film #horror http://t.co/bu5s54G6eC

Black Eve announces Canadian digital release with Factory Film Studio Halloween 2013 press link http://t.co/plyDzgSeMB

My own Black Eve demo reel: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=B_6GogyQV94&feature=c4-feed-u


Black Eve — North American Distribution 

I am very pleased to announce that a film I scored, Black Eve, by Ryan M Andrews, is set for North American DVD release and Canadian digital release in September.

BLACK EVE DVD release Sep 24th 2013 update retailers are confirmed, launching new poster for the film #horror http://t.co/bu5s54G6eC

Black Eve announces Canadian digital release with Factory Film Studio Halloween 2013 press link http://t.co/plyDzgSeMB

My own Black Eve demo reel: http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=B_6GogyQV94&feature=c4-feed-u


playD Happenings (July 18 2013) 

If you’ve been following along, it’s been a very busy spring and start to summer for me. The Open Mics are on haitus; however, LOTS of gigs and performances tp tell you about …

Fri July 19: Weathered Kings is playing at The Drake in Mississauga starting at 9:30pm. I won’t be there (I’m heading up to Kincardine for a family wedding) — HOWEVER, WK alumni Howard Rabkin (bass) and Nick Robitaille (guitar) will be there along with Mike and our new drummer Kelly Micallef to rock the joint.

Sat July 20…

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playD Happenings (March 9, 2013) 

Wow! LOTS going on this month … Hi! I am nominated for a 2013 MARTY Award (Performing Arts – Established) presented by the Mississauga Arts Council. I am very honoured to be in such good company. The awards show will take place May 9th at the Living Arts Centre here in Mississauga.
I would really appreciate it if you would take a minute of your time to vote for me (DAVID O”HEARN) for the People’s Choice Award. Voting ends on March 25, so only a few weeks left http://t.co/9sxLLURY9m THANK YOU FOR YOUR…

Mother Dear 

I lost my mother on Feb 21, 1999. The very next evening, I wrote this song for her.

Please take a listen — the message is all contained in the lyrics.

 


Open Mic Nights Every Thursday Night Start January 10 2013 at The Crown and Lion 

Open Mic Night:

It’s a New Year, so let’s start off a new Open Mic Night in the Mississauga/Brampton area !

Beginning Thursday January 10th: I will be hosting a Weekly Open Mic Night at The Crown and Lion, located at 7985 Financial Drive, Brampton, Ontario (905) 453-1000. The Crown and Lion is located one block east of Steeles and Mississauga Rd.

It is my goal to provide a fun and entertaining environment for aspiring (and established) artists to come out and showcase their talents. If you sing or play an

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Goodbye 2012; Hello 2013! 

2012 was, for me, a very significant year. A lot of great music was performed with Age of Reason, Blackboard Blues Band, Six String Mojo and Weathered Kings. As well, I met a lot of great musicians who have become friends and started performing at various Open Mic Nights in Mississauga and Toronto. I loved it so much, I started my own Open Mic Night on Wednesday evenings at The Drake & Firkin here in Mississauga. I also had the chance to record some talented artists here in my playD studio and help them…

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2013-Nov

Mezzo Forte, a new four-piece, all-female vocal group, was in the playD studio recording vocals for a cover of "Miss Celie's Blues". 
LIKE them on Facebook and check it out here!




2012-Feb

Most of my updates have been 'tweeted' on my Twitter feed or my BLOG (see above); however, there are a number of film projects that were completed in 2011 and I have 3 film projects already booked for 2012.  Check out the latest film projects and other credits here.



2010-12-08

I just completed a project for Scott Jones, a 16 year-old songwriter and performer.  Together with his twin brother, Mark, we completed a demo of 3 original songs Scott brought to me earlier this fall.

The three of us sat down and finished writing each tune, followed by the laying down of 'bed' tracks and guide vocals. Scott played piano and organ on the tracks and then I arranged and performed the remaining instrumental tracks (save for the drum tracks, which were done by a good friend of mine, Dan Serbin -- thanks, Dan!).

Scott and Mark laid down the various vocal tracks, after which, I mixed each track and accomplished the mastering.

This is a fine example of the additional services I can provide to your project (songwriting, producing & arranging).

You can
listen to a sample of each tune here.



2010-09-01

Nikki Yanofsky and I at Air Canada Centre (Sept 1, 2010) at the TDSB Rally. 
My band, Blackboard Blues Band, also played at the event, as did The Canadian Tenors
and Kardinal Offishall for a crowd of 20,000 people!

 
Myself and Nikki Yanofsky at Air Canada Centre on Sept 1, 2010
(Nikki and I after her final performance)



2010-May-07  


David O'Hearn, Michael Sumbler, Dave Martin and Dan Berthe named
Best Lead Male Actor(s) - 2009/2010 Season

at the Music Theatre Mississauga Encore Series Awards
at Meadowvale Theatre for 'Forever Plaid'

David O'Hearn also won an award for
Best Programme Design
for 'Titanic -- The Musical'

(pictured left-to-right: Dan Berthe; Michael Sumbler; David O'Hearn; Dave Martin)
 

 
2010-April-15

There is a  new film I'll be working on (as composer), Suffer the Little Children -- an adaptation of the Stephen King short story.   Suffer the Little Children is an independent short film based on the story by Stephen King. The independently-financed 30 minute short film will be shot late this summer in Mississauga and the surrounding areas.

Check out
Moonlit Road Entertainment for more information.

I have also joined Moonlit Road Entertainment team as their Resident Composer.



Look around the website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at info@playD.ca or at ohearn@rogers.com or at 905-339-4518.

I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.  I hope to see you again soon!

Check back later for new updates to this website.
There's much more to come!