Philomene Hoffman is a Canadian singer-songwriter.
HER MUSIC ...“folkie, bluesy rock with classical influences, blended with a fiery celtic edge of eclectic violin.”
HER VOICE ... " a hot dynamic power house of tender lyrics held in the hands of a spirited jive somewhere between a Joni Mitchell and a Joan Armatrading. "
Hoffman's newest album "HER MUSE" dives deeper into her personal perspective reflections than previous recordings, with Philomene herself examining new corners of her heart and soul in the writing. Individual tracks feature violin, bass, flute, piano, sax and her own mix of folk-blues-rock and classical influences. The bare bones of the songwriting began almost a decade ago with lyrics written while Hoffman lived in Toronto, before moving to Bruce Grey Country, and back.
Born in Kitchener Waterloo, Ontario, Hoffman's performances weave her personal stories about life and her day to day experiences from a quaking, passionate poetess' heart. Since her early days as a little girl she has created instrumental pieces and songs. She shares, "It all started with me playing and singing music in my Babji's kitchen as a kid with my Uncle Wally who plays the accordian."
Hoffman finished a U.S. music tour in 2012 with artist Luke Andrews. Both participated in a three day SongCamp in Nashville, TN and showcased there at two venues, the Commodore and Taps, then moved on to perform shows in Hot Springs Arkansas, Mena, Arkansas and Braedeton, Florida.
Outside of music clubs, touring, recording, Hoffman is teacher, conductor and entertainer who can easily lead a room full of children through song and journey. She has also been a performer as part of the Urban Fairytales Puppet Theatre.
Philomene's MUSIC as a SOLO or DUO is traditional folk rock with baroque string influences . As a TRIO or with FULL BAND her music springs into a fusion of folkie, bluesy rock with classical influences, blended with a fiery celtic edge of eclectic violin and sensual lovemaking string harmonies that hint of a mystical Pink Floyd/Daniel Lanois soundscape.
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Philomene. She is truly an artist in every sense of the word. I'm honoured to have been a part of her NEW EP "HER MUSE." '" - Andrew Seok, producer/arranger (Jeff Healey, Jully Black, God Made Me Funky (Juno Nominated album), Chantel Kreviazuk)
Philomene Hoffman - Lead vocals, Acoustic Guitar
Alex Cheung - violin
Mikhail Gurarie - bass
Philomene Hoffman - Guitar and Voice
Alex Cheung - Violin & Effects
Mikhail Gurarie - Bass
NEW EP "HER MUSE" streaming tracks:
1. In The Middle
3. Can You Feel It?
4. Her Muse
CD "LET HER GO" streaming tracks:
2. Burning Woman
3. Doors Keep Turnin'
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SEOK as a producer/ arranger/ singer-songwriter has worked with such artists as: Jeff Healey, Jully...SEOK as a producer/ arranger/ singer-songwriter has worked with such artists as: Jeff Healey, Jully Black, God Made Me Funky (Juno Nominated album), Raine Maida of "Our Lady Peace", Chantel Kreviazuk, Feist, Moka Only of "Swollen Members", Divine Brown, Martin "Doc" McKinney (Esthero, Res), Leslie Carter, Jeff Madden (Jersey Boys), Steven Allerick (Lion King), Graph Nobel, and Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens (Composers of the broadway musical "Ragtime" and the motion picture "Anastacia").
HAS THIS TO SAY ABOUT PHILOMENE:
It has been an absolute pleasure working with Philomene. She is truly an artist in every sense of the word. I'm honoured to have been a part of her NEW EP "HER MUSE."
Philomene as solo, duo, trio, or with her band for a one hour show or one to three 40 minute sets.....
Original tunes from Philomene's CD "Let Her Go" and 12 newly written songs.....
Burning Woman (website audio)
Don't Touch Her
Chippin' Away (website audio)
Let Her Go
Doors Keep Turnin' (website/EPK audio)
River (EPK audio)
Mystery Dancer Moonlight (website film song)
The Riptide (written by Oliver Schroer)
Can You Feel It? (EPK audio)
With The One I Love
Autumn Comes Winter
plus... a wide variety of Scottish reels and cover tunes depending on the venue.