Pauline Edwards

Pauline Edwards

BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Melody and poetic lyrics intertwine with a voice that is both haunting and soothing. Classically trained violinist Pauline Edwards' voice is often described as 'singing like a violin'. Her songs, written from the heart, are set to original guitar rhythms that stick in your head and make you think...

Biography

At 27 years old, Victoria native Pauline Edwards writes and sings from personal experience. She has a genuine desire to inspire her listeners to explore their own life experiences and discover the potential for positive change through realization and acceptance.

Pauline is a classically trained violinist, and has been playing guitar for nearly a decade. Emerging onto the scene in 2002 with local culture jammers collective KINGBONG, Pauline established herself as an energetic and versatile performer, contributing backup vocals and violin to the 10-piece ensemble. She has performed and recorded with Toronto's soul/dub group Greenlaw Ave., downtempo soul saviours LAL, including a live performance at the 2004 Ohm festival, and Victoria's own James Kasper, to name a few. In summer 2007, Pauline completed a five week Canadian tour (21 dates) as the opener for the Wild Lily Gypsy Caravan tour-a traveling show of 7 different Canadian performers from across the country.

Pauline's voice has been compared to the likes of Jewel, Jane Arden, Bjork, and Ani DiFranco. With influences ranging from Bach to Radiohead, her music reveals a matured personal style that sings to the melody of the soul. Her first acoustic solo album, CatchingUP, was released in September 2005. It features six original musical works with an accompanying poetry album entitled ‘Conversations with the Sun and the Moon’ – a reflective collection inspired by love, nature, and relationship.

Pauline is currently touring and recording with progressive folk-rock band, Crimson Star. The band’s first EP is due out in the fall of 2008. She is also a core member of the James Kasper Band (violin & backup vocals), and a founding member of Victoria-based indie label, Cornerstone Collective Records. Pauline continues to write songs and perform solo as a singer-songwriter.

Look for her new album ‘There Comes a Time’ and accompanying poetry book ‘Exchanges with Self and Others’ due out early winter 2008.

Discography

Catching UP - 2005

Pieces - Single 2007

Set List

Wily Lily Gypsy Caravan Tour (2007) Set - 45mins

Simple Beginnings
Wild Bend
Sirens
Romance
My Friend
City Life
Do you?
It was You

Covers:
Weezer, Butterfly (Pinkerton 1996)
Keshmir (DK), Lampshade (The Good Life 1999)