Sly

Freelance Songwriter & Music Composer

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Location:Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/sly00
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5.0
2 Skills
$100
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Objective

To create award winning songs and music for independent and established artists, films & television shows

Composing Experience (Songwriter: www.thevehicle.ca)

2009-2012: Signed an 8 song co-publishing deal with Sound of Pop in Canada
1982-Present: Over 200 songs written and co-written

Licensed songs to television shows
2006-Present
“Finally Found You” – Naturally, Sadie (Family/Disney Channel)
“I Will Wait” – Naturally, Sadie (Family/Disney Channel)
“Don’t Care” – Life With Derek (Family/Disney Channel)
“Don’t Start” – The Latest Buzz (Family/Disney Channel)
“Don’t Start” – MVP: The Secret Lives of Hockey Wives (Global)

Film and Television Compositions
2004: Composed music for Breaking - short film on Bravo!
2003: Co-created music for Zen Turkey - short film on CBC
2000: Co-created underscoring for 4 episodes of The Gavin Crawford Show on Comedy Network
2000: Co-created theme for Sky Animation House production demo

Theatrical Compositions
1985-Present: ****** Musical - songs and libretto written (work in progress)
1986: No Guarantees Musical - songs and underscoring composed and produced 1985: Bloodsong: A Vampire Musical – semi-professional production mounted in Toronto by Chameleon Players 1985: Bread & Soft Clocks Play - co-created Improvised incidental music 1985: All the Laws of Nature Play - Overture and underscoring composed and produced
1984: Bloodsong: A Vampire Musical - songs and underscoring composed and produced
Classical Compositions
”The Conjuring” – for string orchestra
”Aladdin’s Lamp” – for soprano voice, piano & violin
”In Memoriam Jim Thomson” – for Chamber Orchestra with Choir
”Scorpion Nocturne” – for piano

”Fantasy Romance” – for piano
”Cuivenen” – for harp
”Lament” – for contrabass & piano

Performing Experience

2008: Solo performance at NXNE - guitar and vocals
2003-07: Michael Kulas (formerly of James) - bass and back-up vocals
2003-07: Katie Griffin - bass (performed on The Mike Bullard Show)
2000-03: Mommy - bass and back-up vocals (2003 Budweiser Band)
1998-00: The Vehicle - band leader, lead vocals, bass, and songwriter
1996-98: Om - bass, back-up vocals, and songwriter
1995-96: The Fish – bass, back-up vocals, and songwriter
1993-94: Passion Nation - bass, lead vocals, and songwriter
1987-89: University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra - double bass
1987: Blue Champagne (Musical) - double bass for professional Toronto production
1984-87: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra - double bass

Awards & Scholarships

2013: Song of the Year songwriting competition - finalist
2011: Song of the Year songwriting competition - semi-finalist
2010: Song of the Year songwriting competition - Suggested Artist
2007: 14th Annual Billboard World Songwriting Competition - 2nd Place (pop category)
2005: Song of the Year – runner up
1987: Scarborough Excellence in Education Award - outstanding achievement in musical composition (No Guarantees)
1987: Kiwanis Music Festival - 1st place for Double Bass Performance in an Open Class
1987: Kiwanis Music Festival - 3rd place for “Lament”, an original composition in an Open Class (solo instrument or solo instrument with accompaniment)
1987: Kiwanis Music Festival - 3rd place for “The Chakras”, an original composition in an Open Class (full orchestra)
1985: Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra - scholarship recipient
1985: Sears Ontario Collegiate Drama Festival - merit award for original compositions (All the Laws of Nature)
1984: Sears Ontario Collegiate Drama Festival - special adjudicator’s award and merit award for original compositions (Bloodsong: A Vampire Musical)

Education

2001-02: Vocal training with Mitch Seekins (Hawksley Workman, Margo Timmins)
1987-89: University of Toronto - B.A. performance degree program (double bass)
1987: Royal Conservatory of Music - grade 6 piano (first class honors)
1986: Royal Conservatory of Music - grade 2 rudiments (first class honors)
1983-89: Royal Conservatory of Music - private double bass instruction with John Gowen (Toronto Symphony)

Original Scriptures

1993-Present: Twenty-six Shakespearean-style sonnets (two published by The International Library of Poetry)
1987: “Let's Tangle in Paris: A Spiring Spoof” - A one act comedy stage play (performed by the Cedarbrae Drama Club in 1989)
1986: “Airwaves” - Radio comedy play

Instruments

Double bass, fretless bass, electric bass, guitar, piano & keyboards, ukulele, drums and voice (also studied clarinet, flute & saxophone)

Professional Affiliations

SOCAN member (ASCAP in US)
CMRRA

Publishing

Sound of Pop Music (www.soundofpop.com) 8 song co-publishing deal

Other Interests

Graphic art and web design, board & card gaming playing and design

Discography

2010: The Vehicle – DigiTales
1997: The Vehicle - Devotion
1994: Passion Nation - “Passion Nation” (EP)
1993: Passion Nation - Days Behind in Life
Skills (2) Rating
Songwriting
Music Composition