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First album for second generation

Folkie dad says he’s kind of Woodstock, son, Daniel Kosub, is kind of iPod

- STEVE CAREY

PREVIEW What: Daniel Kosub CD release When: Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m. Where: Detour Lounge, 14 Centennial Square Tickets: Free

Music must run in the Kosub family.

Twenty-four-year-old Daniel is holding a CD release party tomorrow for his full-length album Reservoir.

His father David, 58, released a full-length album in April titled From Away. Both sing, both play guitar.

Their music is anything but similar. Daniel’s is straight-up pop, while David’s group is a folk quartet.

“We had kind of a rivalry about getting our CDs out at the same time,” says father David, laughing. “I’m kind of Woodstock generation, he’s kind of iPod generation.”

Daniel graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts in 2006, where he was awarded the Bill and Margaret Bender Voice Scholarshi­p for his singing.

“I started playing guitar when I was about nine, and I’ve been writing in various forms most of my life, whether it be music or poetry or stories, pretty much anything that struck me as interestin­g,” Daniel says.

Daniel relied on his father’s advice when he was younger — David had an album in the late 1970s that received airplay on Ontario radio stations. These days, Daniel says, he turns to his dad for moral support more than anything.

“I’m trying to forge my own way, and whenever I need help, he’s always there,” Daniel says.

He’s doing OK on his own, having recording the album with Eric Hogg of Victoria’s Limestone. Hogg produced and played bass on the album while local drummer Jason Cook and the Armchair Cynics’ Adam Sutherland shared drum duties.

Daniel recently played at New Music West, a four-day festival that featured more than 200 musicians at 30 venues, as well as conference­s for those wanting to get into the music industry.

“It was a cool experience just to get over there and play a little bit out of my comfort zone, which is one of the reasons I love doing what I’m doing,” Daniel says. “It was a lot of fun. I went to some conference­s and got sort of an insider’s look into the industry at the moment.”

Theatre also runs in the family — father David studied music and acting, as did his son.

Daniel has acted in live theatre all over B.C., most recently in Theatre Victoria’s production of You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown. He’ll appear this summer in Tin Pants Theatre Troupe’s production of Meet the Mill.

For now, both David and Daniel are excited for the release party.

“It’s gonna be an acoustic performanc­e, with various musicians throughout the night,” Daniel says. “It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

 ??  ?? Daniel Kosub, 24, and his father David Kosub both sing and play guitar, but dad likes folk and son like pop.
Daniel Kosub, 24, and his father David Kosub both sing and play guitar, but dad likes folk and son like pop.

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