"David Coile writes and sings energetic, wide-ranging tunes that transcend any one genre. In addition to his fine guitar, his vocal range is extraordinary in its power, expressive versatility and gorgeous tone. When I listen to his music, I think, 'That should be out there; people should know this song.'"
Emily Miller Bond, Film Composer



Genre: Rock, Folk and Soul

Primary Instrumentation: Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar

Accompaniment (Optional): Stand-up Bass, Charango, Electric Guitar, Cajon, Piano

Topics: Love, Communication, Growing Up, Saying Goodbye, Holidays

Influences: Richard Thompson, Tom Waits, Nick Drake, The Kinks, Sam Cooke
Short Description: Original songs that are bittersweet, sardonic and silly, sung with booming voice and acoustic finger-style guitar.
Awards & Recognition:
Finalist, Songs for Social Change Songwriting Competition, 2020
Featured Artist for December 2018, Sound Bridge Music
Biography: David Coile fell in love with music after taking a music history course in college and soon became a dabbler in the musical arts. After years of writing songs and home recording tunes for friends, family and co-workers, and after scoring a few projects by local filmmakers, Dave decided to take the plunge and try making a go of it as a performing singer-songwriter.

For the last several years, he's been taking his music directly to the people. With a mix of rock, folk and soul alongside his acoustic, finger-style guitar, he sings of many things: from love to rocket ships, from birthdays to divorce, from boredom to the end of the world. His voice can be brash or sweet, and his guitar playing delicate or powerful. Like some bastard child of Elliot Smith and Spoon with a dash of Cee Lo Green mixed in, David Coile's music takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride.

Dave's most recent project has been hosting the Raw Songwriting podcast, where he
challenges a songwriter to create a brand new song in one week, based on a shared prompt. Then they get together and talk about it. Along the way, they share their thoughts on the art of song craft.






"David Coile picks music up and shakes it, causing all sorts of things to come out of you that you wouldn't expect. But more important than that, his songs have a joy to them that's far too often lacking in modern music or, for that matter, the modern world. Even when his music is sad or angry (and many of his tunes are), it's still a celebration. And that's what music should be." Matthew McLean, Writer


"David Coile is a powerful vocalist, a fearless and professional entertainer, and one of the most prolific songwriter's we've had the pleasure of working with. We're keeping an eye on this artist... and looking forward to his next endeavor!"
Rod Coleman, Groovebirds Music