David Usher

Speaker, Celebrity


David Usher

Juno Award-Winning Musician | Creativity Expert

David Usher is a creative tour de force. As the front man of the internationally acclaimed rock band Moist, and as a solo artist, David has sold more than 1.4 million albums, won countless awards—including five Junos—and performed at sold-out venues around the world. Believing that creativity and creative success is a learnable skill that anyone can master, his unique and dynamic presentations employ music and video to show audiences the steps they can take to stimulate the creative process at home and at work.

When David is not making music, he is equally passionate about his other life, as a Geek. David is the founding director of the Human Impact Lab at Concordia University. The Lab works at the intersection of Art Technology and Data engaging artists, designers and game developers to work on big data social impact issues such as climate change, artificial intelligence and the Second Machine Age.

David has a degree in political science from Simon Fraser University and his bestselling book on creativity and innovation, Let the Elephants Run: Unlock Your Creativity and Change Everything, is out now.


Core Creativity: How to Bring Creativity, Innovation and Inspiration to the Work that You Do

The Internet has changed everything we know about business and art…and it continues to do so. You can no longer get by because you’re the best in your town, or even in your country. Now, everything has a global audience and products and services need to do more than simply perform — they need to sing.

Nobody understands this better than David Usher. The multi-platinum artist has sold over 1.4 million albums as a solo artist and frontman for the rock band Moist, won countless awards and sold-out venues all over the world, and has worked tirelessly to improve his creative process. He believes that creativity is a learnable skill that anyone can master.

David shares his fascinating formula to stimulating creativity through a mix of music, video, and experimentation, and brings to life the core elements needed to build a more dynamic, fulfilling, and innovative creative process at work.

Celebrity Services

David Usher is available for sponsorships, endorsements, public relations and media spokesperson campaigns, product launches, voice-overs, celebrity appearances, and more. Contact us to learn more: celebrity@speakers.ca.