Collette Andrea is an independent singer-songwriter from 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. It wasn’t until she was in high school when she began learning and playing guitar in her grade ten guitar class. 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). Her influences range from a variety of artist and genres such as Feist, Cat Power, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Bessie Smith, Alabama Shakes, and Neil Young.
In 2012, Collette released her first EP “Luna” with her first single “When The Sun Goes Down”, which attracted a lot of buzz within the acoustic music realm. 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 latest release “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 hit single “Song About Spring”. Collette continued to play throughout southern Ontario including remarkable performances at The Horseshoe Tavern and Burlington’s Independent Music Festival.
Currently, Collette is involved with a variety of musical projects including her most recent venture as a bassist in rock band Silver Creek Folk. The band released their first official album on December 11, 2015, which Exclaim! has described as “a foot-stomping, attention-grabbing good time with a hint of rugged outdoorsiness thrown in for good measure”.
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