Carly McKillip – Guest of Honour

Although only 28, over the past dozen years Carly McKillip has built an impressive résumé in the entertainment industry that reflects her creative scope, talent, drive and accolades. Known as an Actress (multiple roles in movies and series including lead Alice McLeod in CTV’s critically acclaimed Alice I Think); Songwriter (dozens of co-writes with award-winning writers such as Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift), Sarah Buxton (Keith Urban), Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crowe), Richard Marx and Linda Perry; Musician (multiple B.C.C.M.A. winner for “Keyboard Player of the Year” & three-time nominee of the corresponding C.C.M.A. award), Artist (one-half of the multi-award winning Canadian country duo One More Girl); and Engineer/Editor (Small Town Pistols, The Fray, Jonathan Kane (Journey), The Timejumpers, John Oates) – Carly has added Producer to the many hats she wears with ease.

Having grown up in a music industry family (dad Tom is an award-winning producer himself), there has been an increasing demand for Carly’s production expertise. With her background and experience as an artist, songwriter, and musician, Carly brings great added-value to the production process, not to mention superb creative vision. In addition, she has recently been teaming up with CCMA ‘Guitar Player of the Year’
/producer (and husband) Darren Savard – pooling their formidable talents is proving to be a winning recipe.

In the past two years, Carly has garnered production credits on west coast darling Ray Gibson’s debut album and MDM artist David James’ debut and sophomore outings. In addition, Carly’s production work can be heard on recently released Warner Music Canada artist Meghan Patrick’s debut album – alongside tracks produced by Vince Gill and Chad Kroeger – for which she received a 2016 and 2017 nomination for CCMA ‘Producer of the Year.’

Fans will recall one of Carly’s early acting roles as Sakura in the original Cardcaptors English dub. She has grown far from that role and we are excited to have her join this year’s convention as a guest of honour.

To learn more about her band, One More Girl, be sure to check out the band’s website.