Collette Andrea is an independent Singer/Songwriter based out of Toronto, Canada. She has been actively writing music since the age of 14, exploring blues, rock, indie, and acoustic musical genres. Collette is a self-taught player who first began playing music when she picked up the bass guitar when she was 12. Immediately after learning basic chord progressions, Collette began to write music and this is where she also found her voice.“Collette’s guitar playing has grown with time as well and has resulted in a much more experimental sound which is reminiscent of the 70’s psychedelic sound”- (Canadian Beats).
In 2012, Collette released her first EP “Luna” with her first single “When The Sun Goes Down”. During the release of Luna, Collette dove into the acoustic music scene in Toronto, playing often in popular venues such as The Central, The Tranzac, The Old Nick, and Free Times Cafe. During this time she also performed for a variety of charitable events and organizations including the Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories and Donate a Can Project at Mel Eastman Square in Toronto. After the release of Luna, Collette began to dabble with different and bigger sounds. Being heavily influenced by rock and blues music sparked the theme for her second release titled “Steady Sun”. Steady Sun was released on July 5, 2014 and features a collection of songs experimenting in the folk, blues, and rock genres, with the first single off the EP titled ” A Song About Spring”.
On September 12, 2017, Collette released her single “For You” which was captured in a remote cabin in the woods in Caledon, ON recorded and produced by Danen Sloan.
Later that year , Collette began to collaborate with friends (and brothers!) Matt Wittmann (Bassist) and Sean Wittmann (Drummer) to form a new sound. In late March 2018, Collette worked with producer and sound engineer Justin Meli at Chalet Recording Studio to record her third EP titled “THR33”. On September 28, 2018, Collette released the first single “When I Was Young” followed by the official release of THR33 on March 29, 2019.
In addition to her Singer/Songwriter music, Collette is also a yoga, meditation, and sound facilitator in Toronto and is the founder of Mind Body And Sound (www.mindbodyandsound.ca). Collette is currently working in the studio recording and producing her first ambient album “Evolve” set for release in fall 2019 featuring deep ambient soundscapes, guitar, and crystal singing bowls.