award winning musician  •  documentary filmmaker    •  photographer   •  audio/video engineer  •  graphic design 

David Porteous Solo Discography

A fair number of these releases are available to purchase on various online stores, but I do ask if you enjoy the music that you would be so kind to buy it versus stream it - streaming is only hurting the music industry. 

tigerlily (2020)


1. Darling

2. tigerlily

3. Overcome

4. Lovers on a Roll

5. The Control

6. Words Worth

7. The Whisper Gallery


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Porteous Media. 

Buy the album via bandcamp



31  (2015)


1. In My Head

2. Pretty Shame

3. The Blue

4. Into The Storm

5. The Pressure

6. Sleeping Dogs

7. Hometown Blues

8. Fighting Talk

9. Heart and Soul



Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at in an apartment bedroom, Toronto, winter 2014. Mixed at Blackwatch Studio, Toronto. Mastered by Reuben Ghose at Mojito Mastering, Toronto.


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Leaving April  (2015)


1. Addict

2. Undermine

3. The Dirt

4. Hearts of Gold

5. The Sea

6. Locks

7. Leaving April

8. The Dirt (live at Sundlaugin Studio)


Produced, written and performed by David Porteous. Drums by Gail Thompson.

Recorded in the spring of 2014 at: Studio W19, Toronto by Michael "Mez" Dilario

Sundlaugin Studio, Iceland by Birgir Jón "Biggi" Birgisson

Blackwatch Studio, Toronto by David Porteous

Artwork by Ryan Isojima


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Citizenfour  (2015)


1. Citizenfour







Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous. 

Written in reaction to the very intrusive Canadian Bill C-51

and inspired by the film of the same name.

Artwork by David Porteous


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Black of Hearts  (2013)


1. by the hour

2. traffic

3. message

4. bonny eyes

5. black of hearts


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, July 2013

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




The Red (2013)


1. skin and bones

2. deep in the red

3. sigh and relief

4. a fire below


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

September 2012

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




The Blue (2013)


1. willow tree

2. simple love

3. the blue

4. sticks and stones


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

December 2012

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




The Black (2013)


1. the black out

2. arrest

3. waste

4. no record


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

February 2013

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




8-Track Session (2013)   


1. the blue

2. 33 (such a pretty shame)

3. back into my heart (piano version)


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

May 2013

Recorded and mixed on a Tascam 488 cassette 8 track recorder





Shelter (2012)


1. Security

2. Crossing It Off

3. Move Me

4. Red Squares

5. Rescue

6. Shelter listen



Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, July 2012

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




Memoriam (2012)


1. I Think I Got Away listen

2. Spite listen

3. The Difference

4. Nobody Needs To Know

5. I Decide When You Sleep

6. Bridges

7. White Moon     


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, March 2012

The album was released as a acknowledgment to the suffering endured by civilians during the recent Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




The Pressure (2012)


1. Oh Secret listen

2. Let It Rain

3. The Pressure listen

4. Swansea Blues

5. Stuxnet     


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

September 2011

Artwork by Ryan Isojima




Bellingham Hall (2011)


1. Ellingham Hall 

2. Bid Adieu listen

3. Alexandria

4. John Pilger

5. Key My Car listen

6. Virginia

7. Black Moon     


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, January 2011

Guest Musicians: Paul Massie




War Music (2010)

Documentary Film and CD


1. Bayeux, France

2. Bastogne 3, Belgium

3. Paris, France

4. Cologne, Germany

5. Leupoldsgrün, Germany

6. Laide et Conne (feat. Marie Lambretch)

7. Leaving Like A Friend

8. Bastogne 1, Belgium

9. Knokke, Belgium

10. Berlin, Germany     


Produced, written and recorded by David Porteous during his journey across Europe following in the footsteps of soldiers who fought during World War II.


Recorded/filmed in Canada, Scotland, England, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, and Poland, summer 2006.


CD recorded in part by Rob Lamothe, mixed by Reuben Ghose, mastered by Tom Rogers.

Artwork by Sumit Ajwani

Guest Musicians: Rob Lamothe, Zander Lamothe, Simeon Ross, Mary Simon, James Porteous, Paul Massie

Donate any amount to the War Music project and receive a download copy of the film and CD.

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Twelve Months (2010)



David Porteous dared himself to write and 

record an EP per month for a year straight, 

starting from his twenty-fifth birthday. 

The end result was 70 songs containing 

over four hours of new material.

Photos on cover art by Bart Tecza.

Guest Musicians: Iain Taylor, Douglas Brown, 

Mary Simon, Paul Massie, Rob Lamothe, Zander Lamothe, Kris Foran




The Black Hills (2010)


1. Anything

2. She's A Ghost

3. Fighting Talk

4. Secret Wish listen

5. Long Dark Road

6. The Black Hills

7. Dakota Stars     


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

and death-by-digital, Toronto, August 2010

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Kris Foran




Aberdeen WIllodalw St. Charles (2008)


1. Aberdeen

2. She's Sweet To WooHoo To

3. I Remember It Well listen

4. Back Into My Heart listen

5. Pure Tops

6. Heal

7. Bring Us Back To Earth


8. Same Old Thing

9. No Reservations

10. Willowdale


11. Liebe

12. Scarlett Johansson

13. St. Charles (Sweet Earth)

14. Bop Bop (Product For Peace)

15. Song For Emma

16. Calm Calm listen


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, and death-by-digital, Toronto, July-August 2008.

Three EPs were recorded separately but released together.

Photo on cover art by James Porteous, painting by Emma Porteous.

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Mary Simon




Finding Peace On Isabella (2008)


1. With All My Weight (revisited)

2. Finding Peace On Isabella listen

3. Sleeping Dogs

4. Better Days

5. And Then You Sent Me Home

6. Nine Six

7. Getaway

8. Goodbye Victoria


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Simeon Ross' apartment, Toronto, August 2007.

Photo on cover art by James Porteous

Guest Musicians: Simeon Ross




Parliament (2007)


1. Save My Name

2. Parliament

3. Someone's Approaching The Car

4. So Cold

5. Hard Darn Day

6. 2

7. Love Sweet Love

8. I Never Changed

9. Shades


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Simeon Ross' apartment, Toronto, September-November, 2006.

Photo on cover art by Jessica Hayes

Guest Musicians: James Porteous




Without Any Warming (2007)


1. Lakes to Darkness

2. Paper or Plastic

3. Even If We Tried     


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

September 2006.

Photo on cover art by Melanie Gückle




No News (2006)


1. Don't Wait Babe

2. No News But I'll See You Soon

3. I Remember It Well

4. My Friends

5. Praise Song

6. Usual Cost

7. Lonely Days


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, August 2005, and X-Block, Ayr, Scotland, March 2006.

Guest Musicians: Paul Massie




Live In Toronto (2006)


1. East Anchor

2. I Remember It Well

3. I Will Hunt You Down

4. Shades


Produced and filmed by Sumit Ajwani and 

Bart Tecza, at Clinton's Tavern, August 24, 2005.

Special thanks to Sumit, Bart, and Max.




My Fallen Company (2005)


1. I Remember It Well

2. The Follower

3. The Trains

4. Celtic Song

5. I Will Hunt You Down

6. Breakthrough

7. With All My Weight


Video album produced, filmed, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous on location in Ayr, Scotland.Artwork by Jose Espinoza.

This was the world's first video album for portable Video Players.

Special thanks to Paul Massie.




Missing April (2004)


 1. East Anchor listen

2. Atarita listen

3. Night Road

4. For I Can Save Your Tree

5. Celtic Song listen

6. Sex In The Forest

7. Keeps Me Satisfied

8. Lost In Translation

9. West Anchor

10. WWI/II/III     


Produced and recorded by Rob Lamothe. Mixed by Jonathan Seet. Mastered by Tom Rogers.

Written and performed by David Porteous at Angel Cave Studios, April 1-5, 2004.

Guest Musicians: Rob Lamothe, Grant Scott, Douglas Brown, Dave Brown




Afternoon EP (2004)


1. I Will Hunt You Down

2. Give Me Soul (oh my my)

3. It's All So Long

4. In A Lull

5. Catching Eye


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, in four hours on January 16, 2004.




From The Walls (2003)


1. A Picture

2. Atarita

3. The Window

4. Dare To Love

5. Breaking The Waves

6. S.I.A.

7. Stable

8. Saturday

9. The Walls (have seen it all)


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, December 2002/January 2003.

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Christine Lee, Shehan Andradi




Battalion (2002)


1. Foreign Armies

2. P.L.S.

3. West Anchor

4. Friendly Fire

5. Battalion

6. Not A Number

7. WWI/II/III

8. Night Road     


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, Head Track Studios, Toronto, February 2002.

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Mike Cohen




Life After Digital (2001)


1. I Am Not A Number

2. Friendly Fire

3. Cycle Fixed


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

October 2001.


Winner Of The Maryon Drysdale Award For Toronto Disctrict




The Mind’s Eye (2001)


1. January 18th

2. My Travel

3. Broken Clock

4. Monday to Friday

5. The Mind's Eye

6. Midnight

7. Stones

8. A Cloud In A Suitcase



Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, Head Track Studios, Toronto, July-August 2001.

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Dwayne Foster, Claudia Aguirre, Mike Cohen




My Travel (2001)


1. My Travel

2. Broken Clock (live)

3. The Mind's Eye (live)

4. Midnight (live)     


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

Head Track Studios, Toronto, February-March 2001. 

Live tracks recorded at the Flying Cloud Folk Club, The Transact. 

Guest Musicians: Norm Hacking




Portrait-Robot (2001)


1. Old House (beginning)

2. Lifeless

3. Safeman

4. How to Disapper Completly and 

Never Be Found (live)

5. Old House (ending)


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, Head Track Studios, Toronto, August 2001/October 2001

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Heather Cunningham, Erica Hung.




The Kafka Networking (2000)


1. todaylight

2. Person1992

3. However I Think It's Normal Enough

4. We Almost Hit The Ground

5. They Talk Of Dreams

6. Echoes And Angels

7. Midnight

8. Person1992(2)

9. Sentimental Reasons

10. Lucky Nothing

11. tkn


Produced, recorded, written and performed by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, Head Track Studios, Toronto, July-August 2000.

Guest Musicians: Douglas Brown, Shehan Andradi




Vota Idiota (1999)


1. Intro

2. Festival

3. Trade Natural Positions

4. Cheap

5. [sound-sonic]

6. Lovestar 07097

7. Sounds Like Family

8. Hello and Welcome


Produced, recorded, written and performed 

by David Porteous at Mekka Sound, Toronto, 

July-August 1999.


Recorded on 2-deck cassette recorder. Overdubs were tracked while copying audio from one tape to another. 50 copies were manufactured on cassette.