CVM

Carolyn Victoria Mill (aka CVM) is a late blooming lyricist, vocalist and producer who loves working with a theme. She writes and performs with husband Reid Jamieson (Vinyl Café regular), touring Canada, the west coast of the US, as well as the UK and Ireland where their last original record was recorded. Together they have won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and wrote their way into the Vancouver Folk Music Festival with a tune she penned that won them the ‘Pickin’ a Folk Star’ contest. Passionate about voting and equality, pragmatic and practical, she is a music industry advocate who enjoys finding ways to crystalize issues and create solutions to common problems. In a past life she was personal assistant to jazz chanteuse/philanthroipist Molly Johnson O.C. for 15 years, a statistician for ACTRA (actors union), and a manager of technology journalists, amongst many other things including board member/BC rep for Folk Alliance Region West. She continues to freelance for creative professionals such as Mary Maragaret O’Hara, John Sheard (Vinyl Cafe), Anne Lindsay (Blue Rodeo) and others. A nerdy girl from way back she adores technology and even writes songs using spreadsheets! CVM has recently competed the Indigenous Canada 12 week course from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native Studies to better understand what she can do to move reconciliation forward. In 2023 CVM wrote her first piece of musical theatre (with Reid) – a lo-fi folk opera about Pigeons and the causes of housing insecurity, which premiered at the Vancouver Fringe, winning them the Social Impact Award, and is currently working on the first ever tribute album to Buffy Sainte-Marie. Born in England, and raised in an LGBT family in Nova Scotia, she cut her teeth in Toronto for 18 years before moving west to Victoria for a hot minute, and then onto Vancouver in 2007. CVM now lives with her husband next door to Stanley Park where she really shouldn’t be feeding the pigeons.  https://www.reidjamieson.com