About Us

Till Sunrise is a singer/guitarist musical duo specializing in jazz, blues and classic R&B covers. We’re based out of Bellevue and enjoy playing in the greater Seattle and Eastside areas.

Virginia Pollack (vocals) hails from all over the Southeast, most recently from Louisville, KY.  She currently resides in the Pacific Northwest.  She studied at Queens University in Charlotte, NC, and received a BA in Drama with a music concentration.  Her favorite genres include jazz, classical, and Broadway.  At 12 years old she was bitten by the acting/singing bug when she played Annie in a production of Annie.  Since then she has continued to sing and perform on stage and in various recordings.  She includes Norah Jones, Jane Monheit, and Rosemary Clooney as some of her biggest influences.  Finally, after honing her unique sound over the years she’s preparing to showcase her talent with Mike’s exciting guitar playing, punctuated throughout with elements of jazz, pop, and R&B.

Mike Kohary (guitar) is a native born-and-bred Pacific Northwesterner who grew up in the north Seattle suburbs. He has loved music since he was a small child, and used to spend hours singing along to his mom’s Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Beach Boys and Fleetwood Mac records. Inspired by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Larry Carlton, Jeff Beck and Eddie Van Halen, Mike took up the guitar in high school and has never looked back. He studied with Pacific Northwest luminaries Jay Roberts and Scott Lindenmuth, and quickly became proficient at playing rock, jazz and blues styles. Mike also studied music theory and composition under the tutelage of Gloria Swisher and Nancy Matesky, among others. He played guitar for the Shoreline Jazz Choir under the leadership of renowned session musician Terry Lauber, and then moved on to major in music composition at the University of Washington. He’s played in a variety of bands over the years, but this is his first foray into playing with a duo, and he loves the intimacy of playing jazz and blues with only a vocalist. Mike also teaches guitar and enjoys sharing the joys of learning the instrument with others. You can find his teaching website at Kohary Guitar Instruction.

Our set list includes:

  • If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
  • Back To Black – Amy Winehouse
  • Me And Mr. Jones – Amy Winehouse
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Natural Woman – Aretha Franklin
  • Turn Your Lights Down Low – Bob Marley
  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • Sunny – Bobby Hebb
  • Bubbly – Colbie Caillat
  • Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Ex’s & Oh’s – Elle King
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘N Roses
  • Be Ok – Ingrid Michaelson
  • Virtual Insanity – Jamiroquai
  • Piece Of My Heart – Janis Joplin
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • Gravity – John Mayer
  • Super Duper Love – Joss Stone
  • Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
  • What Is And What Should Never Be – Led Zeppelin
  • Sugar – Maroon 5
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Lonestar – Norah Jones
  • What Am I To You – Norah Jones
  • You Are The Best Thing – Ray LaMontagne
  • Adia – Sarah McLachlan
  • Santeria – Sublime
  • Wild Horses – The Sundays
  • Give Me One Reason – Tracy Chapman
  • Moondance – Van Morrison