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…
A NEW CD COMPILATION is now available for download and streaming on a number of platforms. “Somebody Else Take the Wheel” is a 12-track compilation of recordings of songs spanning nearly 30 years of my career so far. Right click printable artwork to download.
Upcoming performances are listed on the News & Performances page.
All words and music written by Kate MacColl, unless otherwise noted. This page will take a moment to load – thanks for your patience.
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 original musical she has written, “This Is Now”; the musical ran for 6 shows in June 2018 in Vancouver, BC.
“There are people who have money and there are people who are rich.” ~Coco ChanelLyrics – Two Friends
We’ve Reached Our Stop
Named ‘Semi-Finalist” in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest
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
What I Call Life
A “Commended” Entry in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest
Recorded at UBC’s Gessler Hall with additional tracks recorded at Vertical (now Monarch) Studios, and Watershed Music, Vancouver BC.Lyrics – What I Call Life
I Keep Going
Recorded at UBC’s Gessler Hall and Vertical (now Monarch) Studios, Vancouver BC.Lyrics – I Keep Going