Carole Pope

Carole Pope

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Drums and guitar dominate the sound accentuating pensive darkly humourous lyrics. Its music that makes you "think and dance at the same time".

Biography

With three Juno Awards, a Genie Award, and four Gold and two Platinum records to her credit, Carole Pope is an icon of transgressive music. Throughout her career, Carole Pope has blazed a trail for the anti-diva in all of us. In sharing her thoughts on sexuality, and sexual politics, her music makes you "Think and dance at the same time." Her new albums Transcend Le Petite Mort Records has garnered airplay and rave reviews. Transcend the remix album Play Records/Fusion3 is charting on college and dance radio. Pope has written music for film and television, including The Trailer Park Boys Movie, This Revolution, The L Word, Queer As Folk and The Five Senses. She is the author of a best selling autobiography entitled Anti Diva published by Random House. The film rights were optioned Sept 06
"Transcend, Pope's latest weapon, is explosive, electronica that swaggers with rhythmic confidence while Pope's husky vocals both dare and deliver with the swelling abandon for which she's known. "World Of One" is dark and smoky, a visceral and sexy send off. "I won't play nice and make it easy/ In your world of one," Pope promises. In "Dream6" she blends the lure of desire with relentless, restless guitar riffs. "Americana" is a delicately hypnotic tour of landscapes and politics." Xtra"

Carole Pope & Kevan Staples will be honored at Canadian Music Week 2007 for their work with Rough Trade. Carole was honored by Toronto Pride June 2005 for her contribtion to the arts. She has appeared in Wall to Wall Joni, a 12 hour tribute to Joni Mitchell at Symphonyspace in New York, with Laurie Anderson, Garland Jeffreys, Ute Lemper and more. She is currently touring in the US and Canada.

Praise for All Touch
"This hot crossover release is pure dancefloor magic" –Randy Chow
Wax of the Week, Eye Magazine

Praise for Anti Diva:

"Anti Diva is stacked with hundreds of similar caustic toss offs, thrown about with the kind of casual abandon you’d expect from a self-confessed and inveterate name-dropper…It’s the kind of book you take in a single gulp, for fear of losing step with its breathless, pulp-noir pace "Greg Quill, Toronto Star

"Pope’s humour and sexual bravado have translated well onto paper. Anti Diva is a subtle but scathing attack of those who have drifted into complacency both on a cultural and personal level. It is both a challenge and an invitation, especially to women and cultural producers, to keep kicking at the pedestals." —Donna Lypchuck, National Post

Discography

Transcend Le Petite Morte Records /iTunes 2005
Transcend The Remix Album Play Records iTunes
All Touch on Trailer Park Boys soundtrack Athem 2006
High School Confidential Queer as Folk soundtrack 2001
Radiate Le Petite Mort EP 1995
Shaking the Foundations Sony Universal
The Best of Rough Trade, Sony Universal
Avoid Freud, Sony Universal
For those Who think Young Sony Universal

Set List

Our sets are 60-80 minutes and include
Johnny Marr
Love Strikes Hard
You can't go back
Life's rich tapestry
World Of One
All touch no contact
Transcend
Edible flower
Dream6
Twist of the Knife
Turn into yourself
High school Confidential
Shadows
Edible Flower
Shaking the foundations