Well, here it is...my big show
announcement! Now, if you were to say to me..."Pauline,
if you could choose one band to perform along with...who
would it be?". Well, most people who know me...would
know that answer. So, I am absolutely...and incredibly
honoured, excited, ecstatic...to tell you...that I have
been asked to play a show with my band, up at Sun Peaks
Resort on July 5th. "Who else is playing, you ask?".
Well, that would be my absolute, all-time favorite
Canadian Band...ever...Blue Rodeo.
I have been doing this "music thing" for a few
years...so this is an absolute dream job for me, and
very excited to share this news with you. Here are the
JULY 14, 2013 -
Well, after a 2 week, approximately 2,600 KM music
tour of Alberta...I'm
back safe and sound in the Okanagan. I am so glad I like
I had an amazing and wonderfully, musical time in
Alberta and would do it again in a heartbeat (which is
usually the way I plan for things of this nature. lol).
Had a great time with friends and met some wonderful new
ones. A great big "thank you" from the bottom of my
heart to all the wonderful people and venues, who
invited me to come out and play...so appreciated...and
so much fun. Hope I can come out and play for you again
After a quick break and a little sleep, I will be ready
for another round of shows here in the Okanagan and the
BC interior (some with the band this time), which should
be a nice change of pace.
Thank you Alberta. I "heart" you.
JULY 13, 2013 -
Awesome show at the Good Earth Coffeehouse in Canmore. A
big, big thanks to Diane for all her hard work promoting
the show...she's amazing. Had a very attentive and
appreciative audience, which is always so wonderful. A
wonderful live music venue, check it out if you are ever
out that way.
Also had the pleasure of being interviewed by Deborah
Jean from 106.5 Mountain FM -
http://www.mountainfm.ca The interview will be
aired on their station on Monday and will be available
to stream on their website. Will let you know when it's
posted. It's funny... Deborah Jean asked me, if there
was one person I would like the opportunity to perform
with and I immediately answered "Jim Cuddy"...she told
me that she had just interviewed him and that he would
be back to play the Canmore Folk Music Festival in
August. I told her to put a good word in with Jim, for
me. A duet with Jim Cuddy is on my bucket list. Yes, it
JUNE 28, 2013 -
Made it onto the Nashville Songwriter's Association "One
To Watch" list again. Love that! Whooot!
JUNE 2 - PAULINE'S
LITTLE TOUR ON THE PRAIRIE - Well, it's
been a long time coming. I finally have the chance to
get over to the east side of the great divide. Currently
in the booking/planning stages of a small, solo acoustic
tour from Edmonton, Calgary to Lethbridge, Alberta and
beyond...during the month of July 2013.
FEB 25th - GOOD
NEWS! We've made it to the TOP 20 CBC SEARCHLIGHT CONTEST
- Very honoured to have made it to the Top 20
(Regional Finalists) in the CBC Seachlight Contest. A
big thanks to all that voted to help make it possible.
Your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you again!
FEBRUARY 20, 2013 -
I sent one of my songs into NSAI (Nashville
Songwriter's Association) back in October. Just found
out that I had the honour of being named as one of the
"Songwriter's To Watch".
NASHVILLE SONGWRITER'S ASSOCIATION - OCTOBER 2012
These writers are being recognized by our evaluators
as writers who are on the rise! These members have
gotten the attention of our evaluators for their
unique and promising writing skills. Keep an eye on
these folks… they just keep getting better! Writers
below were recognized during the month of October
January 2, 2013 -
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Another year has come and gone. I sure
hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season. As you
can probably tell by looking at my show schedule, I
have taken a couple months off to relax and do a bit
of songwriting. I hope to have a few new tunes to try
out on you, when I get back on the musical road.
It's been a nice break, but I am looking forward to
getting back to work by adding lots of new shows,
maybe a small tour and music festivals to my calendar
soon. Stay tuned for a show near you. I look forward
to seeing you!
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September 25, 2012 -
Just returned from my first trip to the Nashville
Songwriter's Association's Songposium in Nashville
Tennessee, which was sponsored, in part by the
generous financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada
through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada
Music Fund) and of Canada's Private Radio
I had the great honour of performing at the legendary
"Bluebird Cafe" on September 17th. I have to say
that as a songwriter, it is quite a thrill to play the
same venue as some of the biggest songwriters and
singers in the business.
I also managed to take in a few other shows at the
Bluebird, while I was there. One of the shows included
a songwriter's round with Country Hall of Fame
inductee, singer/songwriter Bill Anderson. He
has written many great songs, including one of my
favorites "Tips of My Fingers", which he also
performed during the evening.
August, 2012 -
The summer season was off to a late start here
in BC, but it's sure been making up for it lately. It
has been keeping pretty warm here (in the mid-30's
(that's celsius for those of us on the metric system,
which is about 95 on the fahrenheit scale), but we
aren't complaining because you just know that Winter
will be back upon us and we're going to be complaining
about the snow.
It's been a fairly busy summer so far. I have
been playing lots of solo shows and also some shows
with the band, which is always lots of fun.
The band and I played on the Island Stage, Waterfront
Park in Kelowna, BC on August 1st and also had lots of
fun playing SUNFEST 2012 on August 5th in Duncan, BC.
Below is a little clip of the action backstage before
We met lots of interesting and awesome people at
Sunfest and had the honour of sharing the big stage
with some great musical talent including, The Chris
Buck Band, The Charlie Daniel's Band and the Kentucky
The band and I at Sunfest 2012 - August 5th in Duncan,
BC. From left to right: Phil Cotter (drums), Kenny
Brault (bass), me, Randy Gabel (guitar) and Kurt
Below: Had the opportunity to meet and have a
photo taken with the fellas from The Kentucky
Headhunters. They put on a great show at Sunfest.
Great guys! :)
We also were very lucky to have the talented Kortney
and Dave Wilson from CMT, emcee and play at the event.
They are both great people and feel very lucky to have
had the chance to meet them too.
I have a few more solo shows booked for August
and then will be headed down to the US to attend the
East 542 Music Festival in Deming, Washington. Right
after that, I am off to Nashville, Tennessee to attend
the Nashville Songwriter's Association "Songposium". I
very excited and am looking forward to sharing my
adventures with you from Music City.
Thanks again for your support and enjoy the rest of
your summer and all the good things, that it brings.
March 28, 2012 -
Just got the news that I came in 2nd in the DMDS
Rising Star Music Contest. A big "THANK YOU" to all
who helped me get there (free music downloads coming
your way shortly). Thanks to Yangaroo DMDS for the
awesome opportunity and supporting independent music.
YOU ROCK!! -
January 28, 2012 -
Tune into KIX 93.5 (Kingston, Ont) Sunday, Jan
29 at 6 PM (PST) or 9 PM (EST). My song "More Than
Kiss" will be featured on Wendy's Bootlegs program.
http://www.kix935.com/ Listen online or tune into
your radio if you are in the area. :)
January 20, 2012 -
Pauline has been nominated as the CKXS 99.1 FM "New
Artist of the Month"! Listen in daily at 1:30 (PST) /
4:40 PM (EST) as we will be playing this month's
nominees at this time.
Pauline's song will be played on CKHA's "Tripping Over
Roots" program this Saturday, January 21st from 2 to 4
PM (EST) or 11 to 1 PM (PST) at
You can also hear it on their new "Up and Coming"
program, airing this Monday, January 23rd.
Tune into KIX 93.5 in Kingston, Ontario on
Sunday, January 29th at 9 PM (EST) / 6 PM (PST) to
hear "More Than Kiss" on Wendy B's Bootleg program.
You can listen live online here:
January 10, 2012 -
Please keep requesting "More Than Kiss" on your
local country radio stations. If your station doesn't
have it yet, it is available for download on DMDS.
Many thanks to the following stations who have
recently added my song to their playlist.
Also found out that I hit #3 on the DMDS "Most Active
Indies Chart" today. A big thanks to all the radio
stations who have downloaded my new single to date.
Please request "More Than Kiss" on your local radio
stations. If your station doesn't have it yet, they
email@example.com and we'll make sure they
get a copy!
December 31, 2011 - NEW SONG RELEASED -
"More Than Kiss"
(You can check it out on the music page) just
released to radio stations via DMDS. Available
soon for download on iTunes and CD Baby!
You can help by calling your local stations to request
it and ask that it be added to their playlists.
If your station doesn't have it yet, they can contact
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll make sure they
get a copy! Thank you for all your support, wishing
you all a happy and healthy new year!
December, 2011 - Pauline's Christmas song
"If It Felt Like Christmas"
(remixed/mastered) has been released via DMDS to
(Country/College & Community/AC radio stations across
Canada, as well as Country radio stations across the
You can help by calling your local stations to request
it and ask that it be added to their Christmas
playlists. If your station doesn't have it yet,
they can contact
email@example.com and we'll make sure they
get a copy!
Here's a list of radio stations that have my Christmas
single "If It Felt Like Christmas". Please contact
them and request they give it a spin. Many thanks!
CBC - VANCOUVER, BC
CFBS - BLANC-SABLON, QC
CFBX - KAMLOOPS, BC
CFCH - CHASE, BC
CFGL - LAVAL, QC
CFLX - SHERBROOKE, QC
CFMF - FERMONT, QC
CFPV - PEMBERTON, BC
CHBZ - CRANBROOK, BC
CHES - ERIN, ON
CHMZ - PORT ALBERNI, BC
CHIP - FORT COULONGE, QC
CIGV - PENTICTON, BC
CIMM - UCLUELET, BC
CIOI - HAMILTON, ON
CJKC - KAMLOOPS, BC
CJNE - NIPAWIN, SK
CJMQ - SHERBROOK, QC
CKDQ - DRUMHELLER, AB
CKGY - RED DEER, AB
CKHA - HALIBURTON, ON
CKHC - TORONTO, ON
CKOA - GLACE BAY, NS
CKPM - PORT MOODY, BC
CKRM - REGINA, SK
CKRO - POKEMOUCHE, NB
CKSJ - ST. JOHN'S, NFLD
CKWT - SIOUX LOOKOUT, ON
CLCC - LETHBRIDGE, AB
CVUE - SECHELT, BC
CKXS - WALLACEBURG, ON
WBHB - WAYNESBORO, PENNSYLVANIA
WILQ - WILLIAMSPORT, PA
WRTC - HARTFORD, CT
COOL BROADCASTING out of
Nashville, Tennessee has also added my song to
their internationally syndicated show " A
COUNTRY CHRISTMAS" heard across Canada and the
US plus all of Europe. Check your local country
radio station to see when they will be airing
June 2011 - Playing Mountainfest 2011
(Merritt, BC) on Thursday, July 7 & Friday, July 8th in the Songwriter's Circle
(Activity Tent) from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (both days). Hope to see you there!
March, 2011 - Very excited to be
attending the attending the CJKC Country 103 / BC Country Music Association Song
Writing Workshop with Ron and Sue Irving in April.
As a special thank-you and my Christmas gift to all my friends and
fans, I will be releasing one of the new Christmas songs for FREE DOWNLOAD
(within the next couple of days and for a limited time only). So, please stay
tuned if you would like your FREE COPY.
Thanks to everyone who made it out to see my shows at
Mountainfest. I had an absolute blast and I hope you did as well!
(Photo) Myself, Kim Baskerville (March Hare band) and Heidi Raye on stage at
I arrived in Merritt on Thursday, with some overcast skies, so
the weather was a bit cooler...which I am grateful for. It can get pretty hot in
Merritt (partly desert), so enjoyed the break from the heat that day. The fair
grounds is located in a small valley beside the Coldwater River.
Mountain Music Festival grounds.
Singer/Songwriter's - "It All Started with a Song" event (Mountainfest
Activity Tent) From left to right: Chad Brownlee, Tracy Millar, Pauline
Kyllonen, Marion Weston & James Lee Harris Jr., Karen Fowlie, Gary La Rose
and Art Pruce
I performed at the "It All Started with a Song" event at 11:30
am...along with some other very talented songwriter's. Then, it was back into
town for a quick show rehearsal with the band March Hare. March Hare is
an awesome band from Vancouver, BC. I was very fortunate to have them backing me
up for my show, later that evening.
After rehearsal, I had a few hours to relax before
the show. So, I drove around Merritt for a bit, found a place to grab a
quick bite to eat and freshen up, and then headed back to the fair grounds for
my show at 8 PM.
Well, I must say it was quite the experience. It was
my largest audience to date and I had a great time. It's funny...during
the show, the rain clouds started to slowly move in. During the last half of my
final song, it started to sprinkle rain and then literally as I hit the last
note on my guitar, the rain began to pour, which sent everyone running for
cover. Talk about lucky for me, I do believe someone was holding off the rain
until I finished my set. :0)
For those of you, who couldn't make it out to the
show....I have posted a short clip of the performance on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAny3S27dHI Have a look, when you have
a minute....and be sure to leave me a comment. I really love hearing from you!
After the show, I decided it was time to drive back
home. It was a very long, but exciting day for me....I was tired...and I had
been up since 5 AM that morning. Before I close though, I just have
to share another short story about my trip.
I decided to stop and buy a coffee for the drive
home, and was looking for what else?...a Tim Horton's. I spotted a couple of RCMP
officers on the corner and thought, well they have to know where I can find one.
Well, when I asked them...they just laughed. They said, "That's a bit
stereotypical isn't it". Actually, I hadn't thought that when I asked the
question...but yes, and I laughed too. Turns out, they weren't from Merritt, but
from Alberta. I assume that they were on loan for the festival. As luck would
have it....they did know where the Tim Horton's was. LOL
They asked where I was from and what I was doing in
Merritt. I told them I was in town to perform at the festival. One of the
officers mentioned that his wife had asked him to make sure he brought home a
souvenir from the festival, while he was there. I believe she requested
something along the lines of a bottle opener, with an autograph. I told him that
I couldn't give him a bottle opener, but I did have a CD that I could sign and
he could give that to her. Well, I signed a few CDs and gave them to him. I told
him that it was to thank him for their kind assistance with the directions.
He wouldn't take the CDs for free and ended up buying four.
Well, it turned out to be a wonderful trip. I met
many great new friends and I can't wait to do it again. Just a reminder that I
have a show coming up in Clinton on August 15th. I just found out that I may
have a couple dates, coming up in Alberta. Not sure of the location, dates and
times at this point...but will post them to my calendar when they are confirmed.
That's it for now. Thanks again for your support.
Stay safe and enjoy your summer and I hope to be playing in a place "near you"
soon. Take care.
Published: Vernon Morning
Star - July 04, 2009
Vernon singer/songwriter Pauline
Kyllonen has been invited to
showcase at this year’s Merritt
Mountain Music Festival, not once,
but three times.
She performs a showcase set on July
9 at 8 p.m. on the Little Big Stage,
and will also perform during the It
All Started with a Song event,
located in the activity tent, July 9
and 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Kyllonen recently returned from the
Vancouver Island Music Business
Conference, June 24 to 28, where she
was chosen along with 25 other
Canadian and international acts to
showcase over a four-day period.
The conference featured well-known
B.C. singer-songwriter artists such
as Bill Henderson (Chilliwack),
Aaron Pritchett, Jamie Warren, Susie
McGregor and many others.
The 17th annual Merritt Mountain
Music Festival starts Thursday and
continues to July 12. Visit
www.mountainfest.com for more
Hope you are enjoying a great start to your summer...hopefully it's not too
hot, too cold...but just right!
I just wanted to update everyone with what's happening on the musical front. I
have few upcoming shows in June (one coming up this Friday)...so hopefully you
can make it out to one or more of them...would love to see you there.
For a show near you, please check my show schedule included in this email, on
my Reverbnation page or at
I have also been invited to guest on the "Friday Night Open Mic"
hosted by Terry Lorette on CFBX 92.5 FM Radio on
June 12 at 7 - 8 PM (Pacific Standard Time).
You can listen online to the show at:
http://www.thex.ca/radio8/home.php Just click on the
"Listen Live" link. Isn't the internet a wonderful thing! You can be there,
without actually "being there".
This will be my first official "on-air" live interview, so it should be
interesting. :0) I am really hoping that some of my east coast, US and
International friends/fans can listen in to the show.
I have a couple of events added to my Mountainfest performance. So, now
besides the 8 PM performance on Thursday (July 9) I will also be joining
some other songwriters at the Merritt Mountain Music Fest
in the Activity Tent for "It All Started With a Song" from
11:30 AM to 12:45 PM on Thursday and Saturday (July 9th and 11th).
Here is the lineup of singer/songwriters for those days:
Thursday: Marion Weston & James Lee Harris Jr., Pauline
Kyllonen, Gary La Rose, Tracy Millar, Art Pruce, Chad Brownlee
Saturday: Art Pruce, Rachael Chatoor, Pauline Kyllonen,
Damian Marshall, Marion Weston & James Lee Harris Jr., Gary La Rose, Chad
It should be a good time...so if you happen to be attending Mountainfest on
those days and your looking for something to do. Be sure to drop by and say
Thank you again for all your support. Stay safe and enjoy your summer!
March 31, 2009 -
Pauline has been selected to
showcase at the 2009 Vancouver
Island Music Business Conference
in June 2009.
The Vancouver Island Music Business
Conference is a four day event (June
24 - 28th, 2009) in the Comox valley
on Vancouver Island, BC. It brings
together music industry
professionals in a seminar series
covering the most relevant phases of
the music business, including:
songwriting, copyright, publishing,
recording, publicity, music
marketing, funding, touring, radio
promotion, performing , packaging,
and music management.
During the conference, there will be
5 venues showcasing 25 acts of all
genres, from bands to
singer/songwriters. Dates and times
to be announced. For more
information, please visit their
March 25, 2009 - Happy Spring -
Pauline's performance at
Mountainfest confirmed and more...
FINALLY!! HAPPY SPRING EVERYONE! It seems like it has been
a long time coming.
Just wanted to update everyone on the music front. Dates
and times are confirmed for this year's Merritt Mountain Music Festival. Pauline
is set to perform on July 9, 2009 at 8 PM
Mountainfest has the honour of being named the
Canadian Country Music Festival of the year and is the one of the largest events
of its kind in Canada and is recognized throughout North America for the caliber
of country music and quality of the experience. Every July, this
amazing four day outdoor event takes place in sunny, picturesque Merritt, B.C.
Check out the impressive artist lineup for 2009 so far!
Look forward to seeing you there.
Pauline was recently played on CBC's "On The
Coast" to promote her performance at The Media Club in Vancouver for the Violet
Femmes CD Release. Thanks CBC!
Pauline is on Myspace Music Charts
(Canada/Unsigned) - #16 in Americana - #60 in Country - #80 in Folk
We would like to say welcome to the following radio stations/podcasts
who have just added Pauline's music to their playlists. We would like to thank
them for the airplay and support!
Brave New Frontiers, a weekly look at cool
INDIE music in the progressive country/pop mold. This show is broadcast on 8 New
Zealand stations. It is produced in Toronto, Canada by Randall Cousins. You can
download the shows here:
MONDAY BIG NEWS!! - Pauline is
playing Merritt Mountain Music
Festival - July 9, 2009. Airplay on
Well, this has been the best Monday
ever!! I just got a call this
morning and have been invited to
play the Merritt Mountain Music
Festival this year. I don't have all
the details confirmed yet, but will
let you know when I do. Very
exciting for me...to say the least.
Click on the logo to visit the
Also, just got an email from Giant
FM in Penticton and they are playing
"Rainbow Cafe". I would really
appreciate it if you could please
send an email and request they play
it at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks everyone...for your support.
It is greatly appreciated!! :0)
Well, another year has almost come
and gone. I just wanted to take this
time to wish all my wonderful
friends and fans for all their
generous support throughout this
year. It was a wonderful year filled
with music and many new friends. I
wish for you and yours a wonderful
holiday season….and a healthy, happy
and prosperous 2009.
Pauline featured "Independent Artist" on CMT (Country Music Television) with
Casey Clarke - November 14 - 18, 2008
So, my friend Kim calls me up on Saturday and says:"Hey, I was
just watching CMT and I heard your name and saw your picture
on Chevy Cross Canada Countdown this morning?"
Well, I was surprised to say the least. The show is broadcast
Canada-wide so to be mentioned on the show is pretty exciting
Please don't forget to come out to the
"4th Annual Miracles Start With You"
Charity fundraiser event. It all happens on
November 15th, 2008 at Moe Joe's
Nightclub in Vernon, BC Canada. Pauline will be performing a
45 minute set at 7 PM with her "NEW" band.
Tickets are available in Vernon at: Bean To
Cup, The Talking Donkey, Moe Joes Night Club, Tickets are
$15.00 in advance, or will be available for $20.00 at the
Lastly, please come out to support the
"4th Annual Miracles Start With You"
Charity fundraiser event on November 15th, 2008 at
Moe Joe's Nightclub in Vernon, BC Canada. Pauline will be
performing a 45 minute set at 7 PM with her "NEW" band.
Hope to see you there!
Sept 12, 2008 -
I just received and email saying that I was artist of the day
at iacmusic.com (Independent Artists Company). WHOOT!!
"Rainbow Cafe" (Acoustic Version) has done really well on this
site and is still going strong on the charts and is currently
sitting at 3 on the Folk/Acoustic/Rock/Americana Charts."
Click on the link to check it out. - http://www.iacmusic.com
Also, wanted to let you know that I am hard at work rehearsing
with a new band and hope to be out playing soon. The first
confirmed date is November 15 for the "Miracles Start With
You" event. Hope to see you there.
Lastly, but certainly not least. I have to send out a special
"thank-you" and appreciation to a wonderful myspace
friend...who went out of his way to mention me and my CD
during his radio interview today on WBCB - Pennsylvania. Thank
you Danny of W.C. Soulshine...you do ROCK.
August 31, 2008
everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Happy Labour Day.
I just wanted to update everyone on some exciting CD news!I just
found out that my CD is currently sitting at #1 on the (The X)
CFBX 92.5FM - Kamloops, BC - Top 30 Charts For the Week
Ending: Tuesday, September 2, 2008. They currently have
3 songs in rotation: Unlucky, Rainbow Cafe and Wasn't Thinking
These 3 songs are also being played on Villeradio Network -
Lousiville, Kentucky and...all 3 are in the Top 10 Requested
Songs. You can check out Villeradio here.
Again, thanks to everyone for the support and thank you for
supporting independent music - You ROCK, as always!!
August 10, 2008
- Pauline's song "Unlucky" has been selected to be featured on
the NEW Violet Femmes CD compilation! As always, thanks to
everyone for your continued support. Stay tuned for more info
"RPW is pleased to announce we are producing a second Violet
Femmes compilation CD of original women's music. Violet Femmes
Vol 2's goal is to showcase original music from the best
emerging female artists. Violet Femmes Vol. 2 will be
distributed to radio, media and selected music press and
industry leaders in the fall of 2008." - RPW Records,
Vancouver, BC -
If you like it, please head over and request it. Your support
is much appreciated!!"
June 26, 2008 -
"NEW" iN-STUDIO VIDEO FOR RAINBOW CAFE
ON YOU TUBE
June 16, 2008 -
"NEW EP" now available at CD
Baby and Itunes.
Download the full EP, or purchase
single downloads on Itunes.
May 29, 2008 -
Pauline’s song "Unlucky" chosen for Music BC’s new
streaming music site...
Pauline's song "Unlucky" was
one of the songs chosen to represent BC music on the new Music
BC streaming music website. Songs were chosen based on their
potential for placement in film, tv, and video games.
May 6, 2008 - Well, life
has been pretty busy (in a good way, of course).
I just finished building and posting the new
website (your looking at it) and I finally completed recording
on my "Debut" EP at Factory Studios in April, using up the
studio time I won through the Music BC's MAP Program.
The CD has now been mastered, the packaging
designed, and is currently being manufactured at DMA (Digital
Media Alliance) in Vancouver, BC. It should be available
by the end of May 2008. A CD Release party is planned,
so stay tuned for all the details!
I was also contacted by Indie Love Radio out
of Toronto (via myspace), and my new songs (as of May 6) are
receiving internet airplay (THANKS.. Indie Love!)...so that's
pretty exciting! Be sure to check out their indie station at