David Gurland

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  • “David Gurland doesn't sing a song, he perfroms it. Each tune has a point of view , a reason, a passion. Possesed of an extraordinary tenor voice, with his vaulting high notes he can just as readily thrill you as break your heart. He blends the sheer beauty of his vocal talent with an original musical sensibility to create fresh interpretations of songs like his edgy obsessional rendition of 'Every Breath You Take,' his heatrtbreaking 'Where've You been?,' and his joyous 'At Last.' On this , his debut CD, you will find the David Gurland we have seen blosson into a talent of dimension and scope. We've listend to this album over and over and find our pleasure in it inccreasing each time through. There is no doubt that David Gurland is in a class by himself. This album is proof of it.”

    — Barbara and Scott Siegel
  • “After a string of monthly shows at The Laurie Beechman Theater, out performer David Gurland capped off his DGUR Concert Series with “Girl Singers and Songwriters of the 1990s and 2000s.” Ably accompanied by the sinfully handsome Steven Ray Watkins, Gurland delivered the goods in a laid-back mood, confident in his musical selections. Sounding great, he worked their way through a supremely eclectic mixture of Kelly Clarkson, Alanis Morissette, Shawn Colvin, Annie Lennox, Bonnie Raitt, Trisha Yearwood and, of course, Stephen Schwartz. Dedicated to one of Gurland’s early musical directors, Dick Gallagher, DGUR in Concert will undoubtedly return when the summer heat subsides. It’s pure silliness, artfully done.”

    — David Hurst, Back Stageback stage logo
  • “Gurland’s edgy tenor soared through a variety of unexpected and iconoclastic material he’d never have the nerve to sing anywhere else. Classic Broadway fare like ‘Before the Parade Passes By,’ ‘Till There Was You’ and ‘Wherever He Ain’t’ poured out of him like honey, while his patter ran toward the delightfully conversational, giving us personal tidbits of information that were as endearing as they were enlightening. It was Gurland’s evening as he so richly proved with the centerpiece of his evening, an inspired medley of ‘Stay with Me’ from Into the Woods and ‘Wait’ from Sweeney Todd. With a gentleness and sensitivity that brought the room to the edge of its chair, Gurland proved namely, that he can sing anything when he puts his mind to it.”

    — Cabaret Scenes
  • “On his new self titled disc, David Gurland emerges as an excellent interpreter of contemporary pop songs. His reading of Billy Joel's “Vienna” is respectful of the original. His cover of “Where've You Been,” a song I first heard by Kathy Mattea that I've always thought would be perfect sung by a gay man, is awe inspiring. Gurland also re imagines Sting's “Every Breath You Take” and Bacharach and David's “Anyone Who Had A Heart” with great success.”

    — Greg Shapiro, OUTLINES

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DAVID GURLAND is one of the most sought after ‘out’ vocalists in New York City. For his nightclub and cabaret performances, David has won the Manhattan Association of Cabaret’s HANSON AWARD, as well as being nominated an additional 7 times.David…