David Sereda & Tyler Wagler

Singer/songwriters David Sereda and Tyler Wagler will be sharing the bill at Magnolia Café, 88 Yarmouth Street in Guelph on Friday October 24. Singer/songwriter David Sereda will be playing his debut solo show in Guelph. Possessed with a captivating voice, Sereda blends folk, gospel, soul and pop with a restless flair. He will be joined for this performance by Tyler Wagler on double bass. Tyler will also perform an opening set, promoting his soon to be released solo EP 4 Songs, accompanied by Thom Hammerton on keys. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $15 at the door. Magnolia Café is a licensed cafe and restaurant that also doubles as one of the area’s most intimate listening venues. Because of the size of the venue, reservations are highly recommendeded especially if you’d like to enjoy a meal before the show!

David Sereda
David Sereda is a singer, songwriter, actor, pianist, composer, voice coach, producer and educator who has worked across Canada. He has written musicals, released CDs, and has performed at many music festivals including the Winnipeg, Vancouver and Regina Folk Festivals and the CanWest Cabaret Festival at the Young Centre, Toronto. David was one of the first openly gay recording artists in Canada, with his first release, Chivalry Lives coming out in 1981. His last CD, The Blue Guide (re-released in 1996) looks at love and loss, and the journey of a relationship from infatuation to devotion to the death of the beloved. The upcoming album, Boyfriend, is a collection of songs about finding a way to love, and live after a world-shaking loss. The first single, Beyond the Shadow is now available on iTunes and CDBaby. Whether a cappella, solo at the piano, or with his stellar ensemble, David Sereda’s joy of singing is irresistible.

Tyler Wagler
For over a decade Tyler Wagler has been a coveted sideman in Canadian folk, roots, reggae and rock music. He has been busy playing guitar, bass and mandolin with artists such as Friendlyness & The Human Rights, David Sereda, Friendly Rich and The Lollipop People and many more. Since relocating to Guelph from Toronto, Wagler has performed with such prominent locals as Bry Webb, Tannis Slimmon, Alysha Brilla and Jessy Bell-Smith, as well as releasing two solo EPs and a full length disc with modern jazz trio Hammerton/Wagler/O’Neill. His latest EP, 4 Songs, is an intimate, stripped down affair, framed by warm double bass, a creaking upright piano and contributions from some of the finest musicians in the folk and indie communities.

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.


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