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The best kept secret in music

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Kaitie Sly, who recently
joined the BC Arts Council,
knew early in life that
music was her calling.
She played keyboards in her first band,
performing her first gig at the age of
eight! Not long after, Kaitie and her
band, Scottish Fish, appeared in an
educational video titled, Kids Talk
Diabetes; a film that won the 2001
Freddy Award in New York
City. Fast forward to grade
11 where Kaitie’s natural
talent emerged and won her
the bass anchor position in
the infamous Victoria High
School R&B Band.
In 2004, she got too old to
play with the Vic High Band
(actually, she graduated
with an Outstanding Music
Achievement Award!) but
performed by invitation with
the school’s twelve-piece
show band, The Midnights.
Kaitie has played with a
number of Victoria bands in
her 15 years (!) of experience
and has had the privilege
of sharing the stage with
musicians she has respected
and admired for some time,
including Rick May, bass player for Michael Jackson, well known
local guitar guru, Bill Johnson
and Motown’s own Martha Reeves. She
also played bass for a year or so with
Darla Cooper’s Chick Wagon Band.
This sly gal loves the stage! But,
she’s also eager to share her love of
music. She taught bass guitar with
a local music academy, then in 2008 started her own home-based music
studio, Steel Vibrations Inc. Kaitie
offers bass lessons from beginner to
advanced and beginner keyboard skills
as well. Not only is sharing musical
knowledge on the menu, Kaitie also
offers aspiring bands or musicians
personalized tips, networking advice
and performance suggestions to
help make the best impression on
any audience. If you want
to be a rock star, contact
Kaitie for bass lessons.
Rock band experiences are
also available. Kaitie has
this advice to all aspiring
musicians: “The microphone
is ready, along with a drum
kit, keyboard, amps, music
stands, cables…..all we need
is you!”

Scoop:
This young diva
was recently signed
by a Vancouver
modelling agency as an
international model!
Watch for her on a
catwalk near you. - TCA Museletter


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Bio

Kaitie Sly, Owner of Steel Vibrations Inc. has been honing her musical talents since the age of eight. An original student of Lebeau-Petersen Productions music academy, she has the training required to play many musical genres.

Along with three other students, the rock band, Scottish Fish was formed in 1996 where Kaitie covered the keyboards, flute and vocals for 6 years. Gigging with this quartet, she developed the performing skill and stage leadership she has today. Sly has performed on the educational film: Kids Talk Diabetes with Scottish Fish which won the 2001 Freddy Award in New York City.

In 2002, Sly earned the bass anchor position in the Vic High R&B Band, one of Victoria's higly acclaimed success stories. Under the tutelage of Eric Emde, she learned the hard work and dedication required to succeed in the music industry, and it allowed her to sit in with the 12 piece show band, The Midnights. Upon graduation from Vic High, she was awarded for Outstanding Music Achievement.

Together with Aidan Knight, Kaitie helped formed the rock-pop band, Black Tie Social in 2003, where she played bass and sang back-up vocals. In 2005, Black Tie recorded an EP at Infinity Studios, run by Adam Sutherland, which helped them to play the “Much Does Victoria” gig in August, 2005, along-side bands like Kincaide, Kuba, Moka Only, and Current Swell.

Miss Sly has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many great musical mentors namely Robbie King, April Gisleson, Gene Hardy, Louise Rose, Anita Bonkowski, Connie Lebeau, Neils Petersen, Martha Reeves, John Gogo, The Swollen Members, Bill Johnson, Nick Blaskow, DB Clifford, Rick May, Justin Hewitt, Paul Wainright, Ted Gowan, Al Hannigan, members of Jacksoul, KC Porter, and many more.

After graduating from the school, Kaitie eventually took over the bass guitar teaching position for the Lebeau-Petersen Music Academy for two years before opening up her own school in 2007: Steel Vibrations Inc. in Oak Bay, Victoria, BC.

Along with the pursuit of music, Kaitie has been developing