Hi, this is Michael. Welcome to my website!

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Here are the twelve albums I've made so far. To order digital dowloads or hard copies, click here.

Off The Record. A collection of twelve songs and instrumentals not released on any other Holt album, mostly home recordings. Includes many songs I play on tour, like Toronto, The King & Queen of Bloomington, The Saddest Place On EarthListen, and Let's Do It NowEncompasses many styles and spans almost my whole career, from 1984 to 2017. Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/whats-your-inspiration

24 Preludes for Piano. A double album of original, dreamy, classical mood-pieces inspired by Satie, Scriabin, Ravel, and Bach, composed over 14 years, and recorded on the beautiful Steinway at the Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto (2015). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/prelude-in-e-flat-minor-rain

Michael Holt's Greatest Hits. A collection of sixteen audience favourites from ten albums, spanning 25 years. 
Music of all moods and styles from my high school band 
The Connotations, my indie rock band The Mommyheads, 
and my solo albums (2013). Sample:

Jubilation! A light, uplifting album about spontaneity, letting go, and the natural flow of life. With my band The Kids plus eleven other Canadian musicians. 70's pop flavours, mixed by Adam Elk of The Mommyheads (2012). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/04-vacation

The Dawn Chorus. A diverse, melodic pop album with fifteen songs about relationships, nature, and our need to protect the planet. Folk rock, chamber pop, alternative, bossa nova, art songs, and an Appalachian-style ballad, with my Canadian band The Kids: Don Kerr, David Celia, Peter Murray (2010). Sample: 
Windows. This full-band album weaves dark ballads, funny pop songs, original classical instrumentals, and two solo piano pieces by Alexander Scriabin into a single musical journey (2008). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/gold

Someone Still Loves You Michael Holt (A Scrapbook for You). A split CD with Missouri indie-pop band Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, featuring six very diverse songs culled from my early 4-track home recordings. The six SSYLBY tunes include their cover of my song "Cora." A limited edition with creative, handmade packaging; each copy is unique (2005). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/private-hearts

Pilot Single. An indie-rock album recorded in San Francisco, New York, and Toronto with my friends from each of those cities. Its lyrics speak so personally, "...there are lines here that he should be genuinely ashamed of." – Exclaim Magazine (2003). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/singing-part

I'm Here With You. An intimate collection of eight simple, lullaby-like songs, with just voice and nylon-stringed classical guitar (1998). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/song-for-my-grandma

Pajama Garden. My first solo album, a playful, experimental, 22-song journey into it's own magical world of colors and shapes. It features many of the downtown New York art-rock musicians I grew up with, and includes a full color, 12-page booklet of lyrics, drawings, and photos (1991). Sample:

Best of The Connotations. Nineteen songs by my early New York band: eclectic, wacky, frenetic, danceable, and XTC-influenced ska-new-wave. This collection features the best of the below CBGB tape, plus many other live and studio recordings (1984-1988). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/catalogues-1?in=michael-holt/sets/music

The Connotations. This live cassette was released on the house label of CBGB, the club where my high school band spent half our waking hours (1986). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/i-do-not-think-i-would-have-some-fun

The Connotations Anthology. Almost every song my first band ever did. Thirty-eight tracks not on the above CBGB tape. A mix of live and studio (1984-88). Sample: https://soundcloud.com/michael-holt/orange-is-a-good-color-for-love-iv?si=c58213ff6a0d4a18924e48456489c163

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