Feature Artist: Des Larson
This Vancouver based and Vancouver Island raised performer is truly, a class act. Des Larson’s big city heart and small town soul blurs the boundaries between jazz and pop in a manner similar to the artists Michael Buble, John Mayer and Dave Mathews Band. His unique style reflects Westcoast lifestyle with urban appeal. Des always captures the perfect moment with straight-to-the-heart vocals, soulful falsetto and mesmerizing guitar work.
Larson, 23, has grown up to learn how to capture and engage his audience. “That’s why I make music, to make people feel something, to create moments,” explains Larson. “It was at church that I learned how music is such a powerful tool. I guess it could be called a manipulation tool – it can make people feel things. For example, the preacher, he was eloquent and all, however, until organ struck chord, that is when his words would truly move me.”
Des is in process of completing his first studio album in the big city, Vancouver. Producer Jamey Kotch and mentor Phil Comparelli have brought their industry connections and success to help this up and coming artist. Recording at Bryan Adams, Warehouse studios and Vancouver Islands up and coming studio “the Cave” has best suited the soul of the artists sound. Des Larson is building a music career, upon what he was truly meant to do, sing and perform. Mentor and producer Comparelli quotes “He’s got the looks, sound and the talent. He’s unstoppable, a run away train.”