Pauline Edwards writes and sings from personal experience. She has a genuine desire to inspire her listeners to explore their own life experiences, and to discover the potential for positive change through realization and acceptance.
Born to a Canadian mother and Trinidadian father, Pauline grew up listening to renderings of the great calypso, soca, classical, and jazz standards that her father would play on steel drums. She absorbed a unique sense of tonal mix and improvisation by sitting under, leaning into, and singing along with her dad’s drums. Pauline's voice has been compared to the likes of Jann Arden, Bjork and Sinead O’Connor. With influences ranging from Bach to Radiohead, her music reveals a matured personal style that sings to the melody of the soul.
An accomplished violinist, singer-songwriter, and poet, Pauline has collaborated with many artists throughout her career including James Kasper, Caroline Spence and Adam Basterfield (Spaceport Union), Charlene Birkbeck (Anneda Loup), Skyla J and Oz (SkyLab Sounds), and LAL. She has toured across Canada, and throughout British Columbia, and has shared the stage with fellow Canadian folk and roots artists such as Isobel Trigger, Jean-Paul De Roover, The Jessica Stuart Few, Emily Spiller, and Paper Beat Scissors.
Pauline has released one studio album (There Comes A Time, 2009), two music videos (Pampass Grass, 2009 and Wild Bend, 2012) and a collection of self-published poetry books that are available as e-books and in print. Her newest release, Into The Fire (2014), is a collection of 32 poems that depict a transformational period of her life as she recovered from the grief of losing her father to leukemia in 2007. The familiar themes of dreaming, time cycles, and the relationship between love and pain emerge and feature lyrics from her current musical repertoire.
Pauline is currently studying toward a diploma in Transpersonal Counseling in Vancouver, British Columbia, writing and occasionally performing.