RECORDINGS & VIDEOS

This page will take a moment to load – thanks for your patience. 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…

MY CD COMPILATION is now available for download and streaming on a number of platforms: Amazon Music / Apple Music / DeezeriTunes / YouTube Music. “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.

Original painting copyright 2018, Aarona Polsky Upcoming performances are listed on the News & Performances page. All words and music written by Kate MacColl, unless otherwise noted.

Drive, Drive

FINALIST, 2002 Kerrville New Folk Song Competition

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

Stuck in the Wrong Lane

This was my signature song when I played the songwriter circuit back in the ‘90’s – a folk-rap hit so to speak

Conga: Kate MacColl

Video created by Kaylar Chan and Ryley Kirkpatrick

Recorded and engineered by Jodie Bruce @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (June 2022)

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 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 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

Can We Move On?

Audio and video recording by Jodie Bruce on location @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (October 2019)

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 ©2014 Kate MacColl

You Will Wait

A “Commended” entry in the 2022 UK Songwriting Competition; written over the course of several months from August 2019 to January 2020 while I re-invented my life by taking it on the road…

Recorded and engineered by Jodie Bruce @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (June 2022)

Violin: Chloe Davidson
Cello: Nils Loewen 

Sweet, Sweet Love

Lyrics: Kate MacColl, Sam Masich
Music: Kate MacColl

Recorded and engineered by Jodie Bruce @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (June 2022)

Where Life Begins

Engineered by David Sikula @ Monarch Studios, Vancouver, BC

What I Call Life

A “Commended” Entry in the 2012 UK Songwriting Contest

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

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

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

What’s Right or Wrong

FINALIST, 2002 Kerrville New Folk Song Competition

Engineered by Mark Fortin
Drum sequencing: Mark Fortin

Impossible

Recorded and engineered by Jodie Bruce @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (June 2022)

Audio and video recording by Jodie Bruce on location @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (October 2019)

Me ‘n B ‘n Tori

Piano / Vocals / Percussion: Kate MacColl

A “Commended” entry in the 2022 UK Songwriting Competition; recorded and engineered by Jodie Bruce @ Frequency Sound 528, Kelowna BC (June 2022)

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 Lubinsky-Mast

Recorded at UBC’s Gessler Hall and Vertical (now Monarch) Studios, Vancouver BC.

Take Back Your Shoes

Written while I was walking around barefoot one day…

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

Friday Night

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

Somebody Else Take the Wheel

Some songs are just handed to you, like a gift…this was one of them.

Guest guitarist: Steve Mitchell

That Was Then

Engineered and mixed by Marc Bjorknas

 

I’ll Come Back

A “Commended” Entry in the 2013 UK Songwriting Contest
Engineered and mixed by Marc Bjorknas

A song 15 years in the making… well worth the wait.

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

Cliches

For Sebastian

Engineered and co-produced by Elliot Polsky

Fly

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

Famous Pop Singer

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

Pride

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