In the summer of 2013, I began performing with the Kim Pollard Band. ?Kim is a talented songwriter and performer from Eastern Ontario, Canada. The Kim Pollard Band primarily performs Kim’s original music, much of which can be heard on her two recordings (search for her on itunes). Her writing style falls into?blues, jazz, funk, ballads, and spiritual ? meaningful lyrics and strong melodic vocal style.
Kim Pollard has been singing for many years in various venues between Ottawa and Toronto. Raised in Napanee, ON. Kim learned to sing in church however, her public career began in the 80?s in a high school assembly; going on from this performance to win #1 Canadian Female Jazz Vocalist of the Year award.
She is versatile musically, writes her own material and also performs cover tunes with a personalized touch. Kim also writes and records music for radio commercials, and original songs for weddings and other special occasions. She has also sung the American and Canadian national anthems for the Toronto Maple Leafs.?Kim still has a day job: ?she works in the Greater Napanee and the county of Lennox and Addington area as a registered psychotherapist and as the director of spiritual care in an extended care home in Kingston.
The original Kim Pollard Band came together in the spring of 2009 as a reunion of musicians who played together in high school. Two original members remain, including Bruce Cowle playing keyboards and Roger Law,?bassist and vocalist. Paul Stacey?is the sax man, and?Paul Lindstrom is a local recognized percussionist and drummer. And of course me, Joe Ramsay, on guitar.