Aidyl Villaflor
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Aidyl Villaflor

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Discography

A Simple EP (1996)
A New EP - currently in the works!

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Bio

Have you seen The Sound of Music? Then you know how to pronounce her first name. It's the first two syllables of the song "Edelweiss"... And where the name came from? It's her mother's name spelled backwards...

Being born into this peculiar etymology is likely what spawned this very unique singer and songwriter. Aidyl has the voice of a torch singer, the lyrics of a hopelessly hopeful romantic, punk attitude and the looks of one of Charlie's Angels. No word of a lie.

In any given song, she can be a full-on rock singer (insert sign of the devil here!) to a jazz lounge singer. Whispering and wailing in one breath. The diversity of her voice is an indication of the multiplicity of the songs she writes - Aidyl's original songs are a concoction of rock, pop, folk, jazz, blues and just a little bit o' country; full of bitter metaphors, clever rhymes and a broken-hearted sense of humour. In a further attempt to keep you on your toes, she covers songs from The Police to Etta James to Blue Rodeo. Aidyl is a charismatic live performer, having sung in front of crowds of 4 to 400 people – from intimate nights at local cafés to open air shows at cultural events.

Aidyl proudly hails from the cultural mosaic of Toronto. Before arriving in Canada in the 70's, Aidyl's father was a rock musician in the Philippines. He is the Filipino Elvis. A big fan of the pompadour. This influence brought music into Aidyl's life early on – she has been singing for as long as she's been walking (except when she's sleeping). She was very involved in the Filipino entertainment community when she was young - singing and dancing in a troupe called The Little Ambassadors, and even appeared on Stars of Tomorrow on Cable 10 (no copies of that tape have ever been retrieved from an "accidental" fire...)! She has also been a multi-instrumentalist from an early age – trained in classical and jazz music, playing in various bands, orchestras and choirs on piano, violin, cello, clarinet, sax, flute, bassoon, oboe, euphonium and voice. She discovered the guitar as a teen and learned to play by covering Nirvana and Patsy Cline songs. She put her various musical skills to good use and produced and engineered her first EP while studying Radio & Television Arts at Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.

AIDYL. Listen for her. Remember her name: AIDYL. This will help: "Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow, forever..."

So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehn, good night.