Colleen and Paul
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Colleen and Paul

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Band Pop Folk

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Dec
17
Colleen and Paul @ Special Acoustic Showcase Performance TBA

London, None, United Kingdom

London, None, United Kingdom

Dec
16
Colleen and Paul @ Upstairs @ The Garage

London, None, United Kingdom

London, None, United Kingdom

Dec
14
Colleen and Paul @ Sitting Room Sessions, De Barras, Clonakilty, Co Cork

None, None, Ireland

None, None, Ireland

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Press


A gentle strummed, understated gem, Colleen Hixenbaugh's breezy voice twists through the complex emotions of a free-spirited girl making her way in the world, while Paul Linklater's guitar rings out like an indie Glen Campbell. - Q magazine


"The blend the sounds of Simon and Garfunkel with the slinky sexual tension of Sinatra and Hazlewood." - Quick Before It Melts


"A veritable cherry-lemonade stand of audio delights." - Beatroute


"Painted in pastels and built from 60s style melodies... gentle hints of psychedelia and relaxing dreamy grooves." - Herohill


"The perfect accompaniment to patios and campfires... sunny pop hooks recall countless 60s outfits in the vein of the Turtles and the Zombies." - Now Magazine


"Butterfly harmonies, melodic jingles... and gentle psychedelic evocations of the post-Kennedy era. There are Jack Johnson surfer waves, and fireflies in July too." - Globe and Mail


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Two can often be better than one. Many famous duos throughout history have discovered this to be true in their successful careers. Simon & Garfunkel, Rogers & Astaire, Laurel & Hardy: whatever the medium, at the heart of a perfect partnership is the beautiful harmonization of two diverse personalities bound in one voice and vision. Evidence of this is never more plain than on the debut recording from Toronto based singer-songwriter duo, Colleen and Paul.

Equally unadorned, simple, and honest, their self-titled debut CD is a labour of love that unites these two friends and musical kindred spirits. Colleen and Paul are singers, songwriters and guitarists with unique creative visions. She’s an imaginative wordsmith; he’s a musical wizard with an intuitive flair for melody. Together, they have forged a unique style, one that defies a simple definition: ‘60s folk-pop with indie rock influences, while hues of psychedelia are painted via Colleen’s sometimes surreal, but always engaging lyrics.

A signature of the Colleen and Paul vibe is their inventive use of harmonies. Their voices shine on the gently haunting “Shouldn’t I Breathe” and infectiously uplifting “A Home In the Top Boughs”. The act also mix in the occasional tongue in cheek dark twist, such as the ode to the dissolute lover in “Lullabye For The Terminally Wasted” (“I’d be happy just to know you’re breathing”) and the reference to watching midnight porn in the irresistibly catchy “TV Summer”.

Colleen and Paul was recorded in Paul’s home digital studio, yet it possesses a sonic warmth usually associated with analog recording. Like a sculptor, Paul produced the album by gently building the songs and then peeling away layers to reveal their masterpiece. Fleshing out the sound on the record is the ace Toronto rhythm section of Christine Bougie (drums) and Darcy Yates (bass). Local gigs have shown that the charms of Colleen and Paul songs effortlessly seduce their audiences, and they’re now eager to take them to the world.