Recordings & Videos

Kate is a classically trained pianist and an award-winning performing songwriter. From 2009-2015, she was the senior songwriting instructor at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music; Kate is also available as a songwriting coach and has been contracted to lead several community songwriting programs. She has toured throughout Canada and the States, as well as played extensively in her hometown of Vancouver, BC performing the music she writes, and yes, that IS Kate with actor Ryan Gosling and his band, Dead Man’s Bones on the home page!  That photo was taken at a memorable gig at the Venue in 2009…

Upcoming performances are listed on the News & Performances page.

All words and music written by Kate MacColl, unless otherwise noted.

Two Friends

In 2013, Kate MacColl commissioned Julie Tomaino to create a dance piece for her song, “Two Friends”, a song that is also the initial inspiration for the musical she is currently writing; the musical has an anticipated production date of Fall 2017.

“There are people who have money and there are people who are rich.”  ~Coco Chanel

Engineered and co-produced by Elliot Polsky
Director / Choreographer: Julie Tomaino
Director of Photography: Loic Mabily
Video Editor: Stacey Tolmer
Dancers: Kimberley Ganter and Jacq Smith

Lyrics – Two Friends
We’ve Reached Our Stop

Named ‘Semi-Finalist” in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest

Lyrics: Kate MacColl
Music: Kelly Pettit, Kate MacColl
Arranged by Kate MacColl for piano
Engineered and co-produced by Elliot Polsky

Footage shot on location on the Downtown East Side of Vancouver, BC by Curtis Cleveland and Saied Marcondes. Additional footage shot on location at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music.
Final edit by Tim Rockey, Rockeyshores Productions
Video copyright 2014 Kate MacColl

Lyrics – We’ve Reached Our Stop
What I Call Life

A “Commended” Entry in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest

Engineered and mixed by Will Howie
Drums: Brennan Saul
Bass: Joseph Dubinsky-Mast

Recorded at UBC’s Gessler Hall with additional tracks recorded at Vertical Studios, and Watershed Music, Vancouver BC.

Lyrics – What I Call Life

Lucy

Based on a character played by Gwyneth Paltrow in a chick flick from the ’90’s called “Moonlight and Valentino”, also starring Jon Bon Jovi as the romantic male lead… Gwyneth – if you hear this, let me know what you think…

Engineered and co-produced by Elliot Polsky

Lyrics – Lucy
What’s Right Or Wrong

FINALIST, 2002 Kerrville New Folk Song Competition

Engineered by Mark Fortin
Drum sequencing: Mark Fortin

Lyrics – What’s Right or Wrong
Fly

Engineered by Mark Fortin
Saxophone: Charlie Huntley
Drums: Elliot Polsky

Lyrics – Fly

Drive, Drive

FINALIST, 2002 Kerrville New Folk Song Competition

Engineered by Mark Fortin; saxophone: Charlie Huntley / drums: Elliot Polsky

Lyrics – Drive, Drive
Life So Far

Someone told me that if you plant the branch of a lilac tree and keep it watered, it can re-root…

Engineered and mixed by Will Howie

Lyrics – Life So Far
Somebody Else Take the Wheel

Some songs are just handed to you, like a gift…this was one of them.
Guest guitarist: Steve Mitchell

Lyrics – Somebody Else Take The Wheel

Take Back Your Shoes

Written while I was walking around barefoot one day…

Engineered and mixed by Will Howie
Drums: Brennan Saul
Bass: Joseph Dubinsky-Mast

Lyrics – Take Back Your Shoes
Friday Night

Engineered and mixed by Will Howie
Drums: Brennan Saul
Bass: Joseph Dubinsky-Mast.
Recorded at Vertical Studios, and Watershed Music, Vancouver BC.

Lyrics – Friday Night
I Keep Going

Lyrics: Terry Varney
Music: Terry Varney, Steve Mitchell, Kate MacColl
Arrangement for piano: Kate MacColl
Engineered and mixed by Will Howie
Drums: Brennan Saul
Bass: Joseph Dubinsky-Mast.

Recorded at UBC’s Gessler Hall and Vertical Studios, Vancouver BC.

Lyrics – I Keep Going

Cliches

For Sebastian

Engineered and co-produced by Elliot Polsky

Lyrics – Cliches
Pride

Recorded December 2011 on the Bosendorfer at UBC’s Gessler Hall

Engineered and mixed by Will Howie

Lyrics – Pride

Famous Pop Singer

Engineered and mixed by Will Howie
Drums: Brennan Saul
Bass: Joseph Lubinsky-Mast

Lyrics – Famous Pop Singer

CONTACT
kate@katemaccoll.com