Brand New Song “Elora”

It has been a while since I have shared some of my new material that I am working on. I brought in the new year right with my new Gretsch resonator guitar. My new guitar has sparked a new sound within me, and I can’t wait to get working on my new album. Last night I decided to record and share a little piece of my new music.

Here is a couple shots from my live off the floor video shoot for my brand new song Elora!



Nu Music Night: Live at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern

Last night I had the wonderful opportunity to take part in Dave Bookman’s (Indie88) Nu Music Night at Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Being surrounded by my amazing fans, friends, and family along with exceptional sound, this event was definitely the highlight of my 2015 year!

Thank you so much to everyone for joining me on this evening, and I am happy to announce that the Horseshoe wants me back again for a date in 2016!


Physical CD Copies of “Steady Sun” Now Available!

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A personal dream of mine has always been to have my own duplicated CD. I am a CD baby at heart, and although digital downloads are great and vinyl is cool, I am most connected to CD’s.

Being an independent artist on a major budget sometimes means that you don’t always get what you want when you want it. It’s a good thing that patience is my best virtue! When I released Steady Sun in July 2014, I went the digital route, well, because of costs and costs only. Although it is a year later, I am so happy to provide my fans with physical copies!

If you would like to purchase a physical copy, please use this link here

House Show: Music & Art

LAST NIGHT Friday July 31 I had the pleasure of playing at a house show surrounded by many talented and local musicians!

I was also joined by my beautiful friend and very talented artist Rasa Morrison who sketched as I played my music. We will be working more together for future shows and live performances!

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The Independent Free Press: Collette Andrea Entertainment Feature

Today I received some great news!

In light of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest, I am pleased to share with you an article printed in Halton Hill’s Independent Free Press newspaper about me and my music,

The article describes my original song “Song About Spring”, which has been submitted to CBC Music for their Searchlight contest. It is great to have the community involved and a big thank you the paper for the article!

To read the entire article, click here

A big thank you goes out to all the supporters, fans, friends, family, and now my local community!

New Leaf

It has been such a long time since I have posted here.

Although I have not been updating my site as much as I could, including my other social media sites (Facebook, Twitter etc.), I can assure you I have been actively working on creating new music, new projects. New ideas, new passions, new life. I am reminded through spring that there is no better than now.

Last night I had an amazing night. I was surrounded by the people I love, friends and family. I also met some lovely new people, which I am very grateful for connecting with. I love connecting with people more than anything in this world. Thanks to Shoe Tree Folk, I had the opportunity to play an acoustic folk show alongside two local artist from Georgetown, ON.

Last night was the first show that I have played in a long time where I felt a great sense of community. A community where artists show up early to listen to other artists on the bill. A community where the crowd is surrounded by friends, family, fans, lovers, artists, and dreamers. My experience as a independent acoustic singer-songwriter playing live in all sorts of venues has been everything but a predictable journey. Sometimes I show up to play and there is a packed room full of people, whom I have never met in a venue I have never been to before. Sometimes I open for other bands or artists and sometimes I am the closing act. I never know what I am getting myself into as far as venue, sound, performing space, so I always like to be well prepared for anything. My performance last night was located on the second floor of The Shepherds Crook, a local pub that supports many folk artists and performers.

After making my way up to the second floor I was immediately greeted by folks from Shoe Tree Folk. Often times I enter a venue and as an artist playing for the evening, it is hard to find the people who are organizing the show, such as promoters or the sound (wo)man. Sometimes I am just another artist pouring their heart out on stage in a space where I can’t hear myself, where I can’t play as best as I know that I can, where other supporting artists at the show leave right after their set without connecting or mingling with fellow artists on their bill. Sometimes there is art respect, and often there isn’t. Last night was refreshing, and today I feel inspired.

Last night I felt the connection that has been missing from my performing life. I felt the heart, the soul. I was moved by the stories that other artists were telling about their original songs. It was particularly moving for myself, as it reminded me of why I write music. I could feel the peace, serenity, and healing manifesting as each artist performed their music. Space is everything for performers, whether you are a singer, dancer, teacher, or poet. The space last night was perfect for vulnerable artists with big hearts.

Music and performing has always been a part of my life, inherently a part of my soul. I am grateful for everything that comes to me, whether it be constructive or destructive. Nothing can be predicted, but everything is in the right place.

As for me, I continue to write and play everyday. Although my online social networks may seem inactive at times (there is a hell of a lot of pressure to keep posting) I can assure you my actual life is rich with activity and creativity. I am working on new musical projects, personal poetry and other writing projects.

Again, a special thanks to Doug, Danen, and Matt for the great sound, organization, and vibe for the event. A big thanks to the local supporting acts, Matteo DeStefano and Kevin Misner.


Hawaii Update: Collette Andrea Live


Hello friends!

I had the amazing experience of visiting the big island of Hawaii for the past 3 months. I had the pleasure of meeting and connecting with really special people from all over the world. One of my favorite things about this experience was playing music everyday! I had the pleasure and honor of sharing my music with new listeners, but most importantly friends! Check out a couple videos from my last evening on the island, which features an intimate show in a beautiful setting.

New Song-“Where Heaven Meets The Earth” by Collette Andrea

“The Water” by Collette Andrea

“Hey Jack”


I am very happy to share with you some great news.

I have waited most of my life to have my music featured on the radio, and that time has finally come! This week I charted #12 on CHRY 105.5 FM Top 30! For those of you who don’t know, I am relocated to Hawaii until future notice, and although I missed it being aired on live radio, you can check out the live interview feature me and my music here!

Click this link to check out the charts!

I can’t thank everyone enough for all of your support, my music life is changing in so many ways!