Sly Violet

Canadian Indie Pop Folk Rock

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Tour Dates

March 27  -  OTTAWA, ON - The Royal Oak Gloucester  8pm 

March 28 - PERTH, ON - The Golden Arrow  9pm with Ali McCormick

March 29 - OTTAWA, ON - The Rainbow  9pm with Ali McCormick

April 3 - QUEBEC CITY, QC - Le Pape Georges 10pm

April 4 - WOODSTOCK, NB - The River  7:30pm

April 6 - MONCTON, NB - Plan B Lounge  9pm

April 7  -  CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI  -  Baba's Lounge

April 10  -  HALIFAX, NS -  Rockbottom Brew Pub  10pm 

April 11  -  TRURO, NS - The Nook and Cranny  9pm

April 12 - PICTOU, NS - Carver's Coffee  3pm

April 17  -  BEDFORD, NS  -  The Split Crow  9pm

April 18 - KENTVILLE, NS - King's Arm Pub  8:30pm

April 23  -  STEPHENVILLE, NFLD  -  Clancy's  10:30pm 

April 24 - CORNER BROOK, NFLD - Flynn's Pub

April 25  -  DEER LAKE, NFLD  -  The Rockwood  10:30pm

April 29  -  GANDER, NFLD  -  Legend's Pub  8pm

April 30  -  GRAND FALLS-WINDSOR, NFLD  -  Kelly's Pub  10:30pm

May 1  -  BOTWOOD, NFLD  -  The Landing Pub 10:30pm

May 2 - BISHOP FALLS, NFLD - Chappy's Bar 11:30pm

May 5  -  ST. JOHNS, NFLD - The Levee  10:30pm 

May 7  -  MOUNT PEARL, NFLD  -  Tol's Time-Out Lounge  10pm

May 8  -  CONCEPTION BAY, NFLD  -  Kruger's Bar  10:30pm

May 9  -  PORT REXTON, NFLD - Two Whales  7pm

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Unique. Energetic. Honest. Down-to-earth lyrics and Toe-tapping goodness.  Sly Violet is a Canadian folk rock husband-and-wife duo from Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, Canada.  The band consists of Violet Clarke (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, bass) and Sly Boston (drums, percussion).  Their original songs combine influences of artists such as Jack Johnson, Neil Young, Alanis Morissette and Hayden into a melting pot of modern alternative folk rock... Read full bio


"This is some up beat folk ‘tunage’ best described as ‘modern folk.’ In Violet’s voice I hear the confidence of a seasoned performer such as Neco Case or Lily Frost.”  —Colin Lock, Fernie Free Press

"Violet doesn’t look much like June Carter.  Doesn’t sound like her either - Violet’s music ranges from aggressive to acoustic folk rock.  But her musical pedigree is as solid as the country legend who became Ms. Johnny Cash." — Flamborough Review, Waterdown, ON

“Violet Clarke has the music inside... Her voice is as perfect for a hot summer day as it is for a cool fall night.”  — Carolyn Nikodym, Fernie Fix Magazine, Fernie, BC

“Quite often, the emotion of a powerful ballad loses its impact when partnered with heavy instrumentals.  Such is not the case with Sly Violet.  The new EP showcases the evolution and maturity of Violet’s music and compositions. — Kawartha Lakes This Week, Lindsay, ON

“Violet enchanted the audience with her sincere and passionate delivery as she skillfully coaxed her acoustic guitar to sing along with her.  While Sly slipped into the trance of the beat as he played his beautiful stand up cocktail drum kit.”  — Heather Farmer, Indie Buzz Werks, Ottawa, ON

“Acoustic folk rock singer Sly Violet doesn’t think a song needs to follow a traditional structure.  She’d rather it follow its own course.  When Violet writes a song, it’s more about getting her feelings and emotions out than adhering to a structure.  And drawing on her feelings doesn’t stop once a songs is written.  When she’s performing her passion for the lyrics really comes out.”  — Lauren Baron, Brant News, Brantford, ON


For interviews, album reviews, booking requests and general inquiries please contact Violet Clarke at or 705-340-1912