Updated: May 2022

  • Wednesday, May 18th, 2022:
    Playing @ the Admiral next Wednesday, May 18th as a featured guest for Melanie Dekker’s weekly “Wine, Women and Song” evening…I will play a set starting at 7:00 for about 30 minutes or so, and will play percussion for Melanie the remainder of the night, which goes from 6 – 9, no cover, specially priced wine all night!
    See you there! 4125 Hastings (@ Gilmore in Burnaby Heights)
  • UP NEXT: Heading to the Okanagan in June to record at Frequency Studio with recording engineer Jodie Bruce and Kelowna musicians, Nils Loewen and Chloe Davidson – new music will be posted by June!
  • JUNE 2022: Two of Kate’s original songs have been selected for use in an online musical theatre collaboration being created and produced by Fabulist Theatre! “HOMING IN – a mosaic musical” will be available on a pay-per-view basis for the month of June…details regarding purchasing a viewing link will be posted as soon as they become available.
  • Another fantastic evening at Guilt & Company on April 18! Thanks to everyone who made it to the show, despite heavy rain and road closures from a devastating fire in Gastown.
  • IN THE WORKS: Several people have suggested Kate’s lyrics would make for a wonderful book of poetry…and so in partnership with her daughter, incredibly talented visual artist Aarona Polsky, Kate is creating just that! Look for a Fall 2022 publication…
  • POSTPONED: “Life Is Short – Eat Dessert First” is the name of Kate’s next concert at La Fontana featuring her vocal jazz ensemble ReVERVE and Gianfranco’s INCREDIBLE house-made gelato and sorbet! Ticket info coming soon…anyone lucky enough to attend the dinner concert last December knows that it will be a memorable evening featuring wonderful food and great music being performed against one of the best views in the city. Check back soon for ticket information!
  • CD COMPILATION AVAILABLE: “Somebody Else Take the Wheel”, is now available for download and streaming on all your favourite platforms – get the full list with links on the Recordings & Video page, where you will also find printable versions of the front and back covers as well as SCORES (for purchase using PayPal) for all 12 recordings included on “Somebody Else Take the Wheel”. Perhaps learning to play the piano has been your COVID hobby and you need some new music to practise?
  • My time in Kelowna from 2019-2020 was fantastic and filled with playing music! There are so many supportive venues that feature (and pay to have) live music, and the community of musicians is amazing. Many thanks to: the Kelowna Arts Council and the Marmalade Cat Cafe for the live music series they host and support financially, Amanda at the former Vibes Bar & Grill for booking my weekly Happy Hour, Dan Tait and DunnEnzies for creating and fostering a vibrant performing songwriter community through virtually nightly live music, Jeff Piattelli and O’Flannigan’s for bringing me in so regularly to play, and of course, all the wineries I played at (Vibrant Vines, The Back Door, Frequency, and many more). I am excited to return soon!
  • Many thanks to Elektra Women’s Choir for their stunning second performance of my commissioned arrangement of, “Little Green”, written by Joni Mitchell on March 9th, 2019…the concert’s title – When The Spring Is Born – is, in fact, taken from a lyric in this heart-wrenching song. The arrangement was premiered by Elektra at a concert to mark the VSO’s 100th anniversary on January 28th, 2019. Thank you to Morna Edmundson, artistic director, for her continued support of my work, and of the women composers and arrangers featured exclusively for this concert, programmed in celebration of International Women’s Day. PLANS FOR PUBLISHING THIS ARRANGEMENT ARE IN PROGRESS…STAY TUNED!!
  • Hard to believe it was January 27th, 2019, that Kaja Tecza, Allegra Wright and I performed “Drive, Drive” from my musical, “This Is Now”, at the standing room only 15th Annual OVATION! Awards. Congratulations to all nominees (which included Allegra for her performance in TIN!) and winners and to Scott Ashton Swan, who tirelessly produces this event year after year to promote Musical Theatre in the Lower Mainland. And if you haven’t watched the show yet or you want to watch it again, please visit the “This Is Now” page on this site. WE ARE WRITING THE SEQUEL, “THAT WAS THEN”…STAY TUNED!!