Hilary Ladd is an ever evolving musical specimen. She started her career as a singer at the age of four when she impressed the director of the Toronto Children’s Chorus with her rendition of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Thus began fifteen years of classical voice training which abruptly came to an end when she inadvertently found herself living on the opposite coast of Canada.
At this point, she picked up her guitar and began the process of discovering her inner folk singer. One overtly spiritual EP and one divorce later, she is finding that her sound is becoming a little more zesty. Ranging from stints with the local theatre company playing the iconic roles of Maria (Sound of Music) and Dorothy (Wizard of Oz) to impersonating Cindy Wilson in a B52s cover band, this musical chameleon has managed to snag the opening spot for the likes of Alfie Zappacosta three years running, and for locals Tomato/Tomato and Earth Bound Trio.
Hilary is currently working on pre-production for her first full-length album. A stunning singer with a gift for word play, Hilary spins the scrawled notes in her Moleskins into beautiful lyrics and melodies. Rather than writing it all on acoustic guitar, she is collaborating with local violinist, Nienke Izurieta (Bad People), and cellist, Katie Bestvater (SNB). The result is a fusion of classical, folk and pop music with a penchant for epiphany-laden lyrics.
Hilary is actively booking gigs to fund the album and expects it to be released in June 2017.