Specializes in synth-pop, pop and original music for film with a penchant for classic 80's sounds. Emphasis on melody, atmosphere, ear-candy and visual lyrics with a poetic twist. Notable projects include Parallels, Futurecop!, Radio Wolf, Digital Shades and most recently Sci-fi Feature Film "Proximity" (2020).
Holly Dodson is a Canadian singer, songwriter, producer and engineer active since 2007. She is best known as the front-woman of her synth-pop project, Parallels since their formation in 2008. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Dodson's style has been described by NME as "a young Madonna meets modern electro".
She has written with esteemed artists such as producer Bill Bell (Jason Mraz), Adrian "X" Eccleston (Drake) and Nick Henriques (Loud Luxury). Her work as a Topline writer/singer with Manchester-based artist Futurecop! garnered features on Spotify Canada's "New Music Friday" playlist, industry leading YouTube channel New RetroWave and the front page of Beatport Germany.
With Parallels, Dodson has toured internationally and opened for artists including Florence + The Machine, YELLE and Miami Horror.
She has written, produced and mixed 3 LP's for Parallels, which have received play on CBC, BBC 1 and MTV. Her work has appeared on film soundtracks including “Curfew”, directed by Shawn Christensen, which won the 2013 Oscar for “Best Live Action Short Film”. More recently, Dodson co-wrote and produced 7-original songs with Radio Wolf for an upcoming US feature sci-fi film called Proximity, directed by Emmy Award-winning animator/director Eric Demeusy (Stranger Things, Game Of Thrones, Tron Legacy).
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Working with Holly has been a real joy and life changing experience. She is a total pro with a wonderful spirit. Her vocals on my song "Runaway Girl" exceeded expectations. Joining her band Parallels on tour and collaborating on the soundtrack for the feature film "Proximity" was nothing less than inspiring!