Dala Tour Documentary

It’s been months in the making, and we are over-the-moon excited to finally share this tour documentary with you.
“North to Alaska” is a behind-the-scenes glimpse of life on the road with Sheila and Amanda. This 30 minute video follows Dala as they make their way to Alaska for the first time.
We hope you enjoy!




WW Club album to be released April 13

Amanda’s “WW Club” Children’s Album will be released April 13!

Check out a sneak peek of the album here

Prepare for the catchiest thing you’ve ever heard. Case in point, here’s “Milk”

Thank You Aurora!

Thanks to everyone who came to our recent show at the Aurora Cultural Centre!


photos courtesy of Stefanie Nicolo



Calgary Folk Festival 2013

photo by Mike Morrison

photo by Mike Morrison

What a weekend! Only five weeks after being devastated by unprecedented flooding, the city of Calgary came out in full force to celebrate music from around the globe. Amanda and I played in workshops with artists hailing everywhere from Australia to Hamilton. We danced to the insanely joyful sounds of The Cat Empire, joked with Royal Canoe, and caught up with friends like Danny Michel, Treasa Levasseur and Corin Raymond. But I have to say that the biggest rock star we met all weekend was none other than the Mayor of Calgary himself, Naheed Nenshi, who came to our concert on Sunday afternoon. Can you tell I’m starstruck in the photo?

You can’t keep a great city down. We love you Calgary!

Check out the review of our Sunday Concert here

Dala and Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Dala and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Aloha from Maui





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Amanda and I made it safely to Maui after about ten and half hours in total in the air. I don’t mind the time difference here, as it means I get to watch the sunrise during my early morning run. I could have sworn that Lance Armstrong rode by me this morning. We did the respectful nod in passing, and then I did a triple take. However, the next cyclist who passed me also looked a lot like Lance Armstrong…I was really dehydrated.

Tomorrow night we perform at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, and then on Saturday we grab a flight to Oahu to play the Sufer Bar at the Turtle Bay Resort. Our final show will be in Kauai at the Kauai Community College Performing Arts Center. We may or may not perform all our songs on ukulele.

We’ve only been on the island a few days, but I think my breathing has already slowed down to match the sound of the waves. Amanda is currenly doing yoga by the beach, and we’re planning on meeting up for morning Mai Tais. I think it’s 3 o’clock in Toronto.



Amanda’s Winter Firsts

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Snowshoeing in Prince George, BC

1. First time snowshoeing through the forest in Prince George.
Highlight: the mid-trek break overlooking a frozen lake while enjoying a mocha-coffee with Baileys!


-45°C in Regina SK

2. First time on Salt Spring Island.
Highlight: watching the sun rise over the misty trees on our early morning ferry ride.

3. First headlining show in Regina!
Highlight: walking in -30 weather (-45 with the wind chill) to O’Hanlon’s Pub which, sadly, has had their 5ft 10 statue “Zolt Tranlon” stolen for the second time. He is described as “a statue”, “quite the ladies’ man” and an “excellent dancer”.


Have you seen Zolt Tranlon?


“Fortress” featured in Flashpoint Series Finale

Dala’s song “Fortress”, from the 2006 album “This Moment Is A Flash”, was recently featured in the series finale of CTV’s Flashpoint.  Fun Fact: Fortress was also featured in the very first episode of the series back in 2008.


Amanda’s Watercolor Series

Amanda brought her watercolor kit on our recent tour of California, New Mexico, Alberta, BC and Washington. Check out her ongoing series here:

So long, SoCal!

Sheila’s “Good Ideas, Bad Ideas”

Good Idea: 
Performing in San Diego, Long Beach, Torrance and Malibu
Bad Idea: Giving up coffee at the beginning of a 5 week tour

Good Idea: Listening to The Beach Boys while running on Long Beach
Bad Idea: Having your parking meter expire while running on Long Beach

Good Idea: Amanda doing water colour painting in the passenger seat on the drive to Big Sur
Bad idea: Amanda leaving her water colour cup in the cup holder beside Sheila

Good Morning San Diego!

Today marks the beginning of our 5 week tour through California, New Mexico, Alberta, British Columbia and Washington. Sheila and I spent our first San Diego morning pursuing our individual bliss.

-went for a run on the boardwalk
-spotted a man walking a pot bellied pig

-sat on Mission Beach drinking coffee
-painted the ocean

Something tells me this will be a trip to remember. Gotta go get ready for the show tonight.
Stay classy…world!