Sly Violet

Canadian Indie Pop Folk Rock

Press Reviews

"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

“Her eponymous CD is a smattering of sparse acoustic folk with Hayden, Dashboard Confessional and a less humorous Murmurs as touchstones.” —  The View Magazine, Hamilton ON

“Their laid back and gentle demeanor could be felt all through the room as the soft-spoken pair poured all their energy into their unique blend of modern folk.  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

“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

“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

“Just blown away by, not just by your singing which is great, your songwriting, guitar playing and everything so I think you’ve got a real gem here.” —  Dave Illman, 91.9 BOB FM, Lindsay ON

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