A picture is worth a thousand words. An instrumental is worth a thousand pictures.
Instrumental Cocteau Twins
Elizabethan, Baroque, Romantic, Rockabilly, Bond songs, spaghetti Westerns, Sgt Pepper album Beatles, HAIR soundtrack, "Riders on the Storm" Doors, Bowie, T-Rex, Elton, Heart, "Year of the Cat" Al Stewart, "Goodbye Blue Sky" Pink Floyd, Disco, Trainspotting instrumental, Indie
Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Edwards, Feist, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Sinéad O'Connor
Songs by Sylvia Pollard
A Simple "Yes"
Level of Experience:
ON MY WAY
Ambient | Classical | Electronic | Rock and Pop
I prefer to write:
Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements
Pink Lilies (Amplight), Spaghetti Twist (Amplight), Northern Spy (Amplight), Love Is the Way (Amplight), Iron Gates (Amplight), Digging This Place (Amplight), A Simple "Yes" (Amplight), Segovia Rock (Amplight), Song for John Lennon (Amplight), Mixolydian Blue (Amplight), Past Lives (demo; CBC), None Quite Right (single; iTunes), My Premonitions (demo; SoundCloud), The Flurry / Bourrasque (CBC Hockey Theme Contest entry; SoundCloud)
I am interested in:
Face to face Cowriting | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal
Editor, Writer, Guitar Teacher
"She's what we call in the biz a 'wicked' guitar player and a stellar composer . . . I read a few reviews of her stuff and the word soundtrack keeps coming up. You'll know why when you hear her. It's fantastic, layered, lush, and evocative music. For this critic, it's a big deal to have such a visceral reaction to something without lyrics . . . Sylvia doesn't need them. She turns your ear with the language of her guitar and the compositions themselves."
—Amanda Putz, CBC Radio