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Sylvia Pollard

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A picture is worth a thousand words. An instrumental is worth a thousand pictures.

Sounds Like:

Instrumental Cocteau Twins; Hendrix lullabies


Elizabethan, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Rockabilly, Bond songs, spaghetti Westerns, Beatles, Glam, soundtracks, Indie, Alternative

Favourite Singer/Songwriter:

Joni Mitchell, Kathleen Edwards, Feist, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Chrissie Hynde, Sinéad O'Connor, Jenn Grant

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Songs by Sylvia Pollard

A Simple "Yes"

No lyrics


Pink Lilies

No lyrics




Victoria, BC

Level of Experience:



Ambient | Classical | Dance/Electronic  | Rock | Instrumental

I Write:

By myself

I prefer to write:

Lyrics | Melody | Chord Patterns | Arrangements

Songs Recorded:

Pink Lilies (Amplight), Spaghetti Twist (Amplight), Northern Spy (Amplight), Love Is the Way (Amplight), Iron Gates (Amplight), Digging This Place (Amplight), A Simple "Yes" (Amplight), Segovia Rock (Amplight), Song for John Lennon (Amplight), Mixolydian Blue (Amplight), None Quite Right (single)

Albums Released:

Amplight, available on iTunes


CBC Radio 3 Track of the Day: Pink Lilies

Other Credits:

CBC Music

I am interested in:

Face to face Cowriting | Pitching Songs to Artists | Pitching Songs To Tv/Film/Etc. | Signing with a Label | Getting a Publishing Deal

Other Jobs:

Editor, Writer, Guitar Teacher


"She's what we call in the biz a 'wicked' guitar player and a stellar composer . . . I read a few reviews of her stuff and the word soundtrack keeps coming up. You'll know why when you hear her. It's fantastic, layered, lush, and evocative music. For this critic, it's a big deal to have such a visceral reaction to something without lyrics . . . Sylvia doesn't need them. She turns your ear with the language of her guitar and the compositions themselves."
—Amanda Putz, CBC Radio

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