Creativity and structure are opposite sides of the same coin and from that I have tried to apply the craft of songwriting in its many forms with my own creative instincts. Musical curiosity and diversity has always been a natural inclination, I’ve studied and recorded a variety of rich musical traditions in styles from folk, blues, jazz and music of world cultures for many years. Musical influences growing up in Ottawa ran the gamut from folk, blues ,world and jazz to classical; listening to popular music styles on radio, and vinyl as well as attending live shows . As an artist I believe one should tell the stories of life’s simple truths otherwise your songs will fail to captivate and ring true with listeners and audiences alike.
Acclaimed singer songwriter, musician, composer and producer Victor Nesrallah has been entertaining audiences appearing at festivals, concert stages and club venues throughout Canada and abroad performing his original blend of Roots World Folk and Blues. An award winning songwriter most recently Victor performed across Canada ; Just Play’n Good SummerTour 2018 as VIA Rail’s Artist On Board and marking his debut Vancouver Island Tour. Featuring powerful songwriting and a commanding vocal presence ,Victor’s compositions have been acclaimed as “finely tuned songs”, praised for their originality and hard-hitting message . A multi-instrumentalist with a mastery of guitar with comparisons ranging from Keb Mo, Harry Manx and Bruce Coburn , Victor draws from the roots and world traditions to inspire his “energy driven” live shows. Numerous independent releases including Once A Rebel 2018; Collections "Roots World Folk and Blues 2015, Hallways 2014, Based in Blues 2006, and his acclaimed Middle Eastern fusion album Blood From The Stone 2000, Victor has been described by many as an unsung hero and Ottawa legend. His music and songs have been featured on both public and private broadcasting networks and are streaming world wide.