is a Canadian musical group from Regina, Saskatchewan
. It features singer/guitarist Joel Passmore, formerly of the now-disbanded Despistado
, alongside bass player Riva Farrell Racette, guitarist Chris Notenboom, keyboardist Erin Passmore and drummer Jeff Romanyk. All band members also provide backing vocals.
Together since 1999, Sylvie developed alongside the members’ other bands, emerging finally as their main focus with the release of 2005's An Electric Trace
. This full-length album was recorded with Juno award winning producer Brandon Friesen
at Studio 11 in Winnipeg. Sylvie has played with such notables as Wintersleep
, Minus the Bear
, Death From Above 1979
, The Smugglers
, Hot Hot Heat
, and The Constantines
In 2003 Sylvie was nominated at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA). Their album I Wish I Was Driving
(produced by David j Taylor), released through Does Everyone Stare Records, was nominated for Outstanding Independent album of the year. This category included other artists such as Corb Lund
, The Be Good Tanyas
, and Swollen Members
. Sylvie also played at the MuchMusic
showcase, as well as the industry awards show.
Their second full-length album An Electric Trace
was released October 25, 2005 through Smallman Records
. That year they showcased at NXNE
and toured across Canada with Wintersleep and Uncut.
In 2006, they toured with controller.controller
, and again with Wintersleep
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