Brand New Single Out Now!

Today marks the day of my brand new single release for my song “For You”.

“For You” is an original song written and performed by Collette Andrea. This song was recorded in a cabin in Caledon, and recorded an produced by Danen Sloan.

 

Follow the link below

https://collette-andrea.bandcamp.com

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Band of Dreams

Wow! What a weekend!

As I sit down to write this post, I am picturing everything that came to fruition over the last 72 hours. My hear is filled with joy, my mind is at ease, and my voice has opened up like it has never before. This past weekend I was dedicated entirely to my music. This was the first time in my musical life that I have felt completely and fully immersed in my my music, my story, and my song.

Over the last three days, I spent my time in a beautiful quaint and peaceful two story cabin located in Caledon, ON. I had the opportunity of sharing the space with my sound engineer, Danen Sloan (a.k.a the wizard). What a pleasure he is to work with.

We recorded three of my most intimate songs, and had the space, time, and freedom to create and fully immerse ourselves in the music.  I am grateful to have been in a peaceful space, surrounded by the most beautiful and kind musicians and my Band of Dreams Susannah McKenzie-SutterMatthew Wittmann, Jordan MacKinnon, and the amazing film crew who captured all of the musical magic.

I have some really excited things coming, and I can’t wait to share it with you all x

Western Canada Tour Announcement: Toronto-Vancouver

I am so excited to share with all my fans, friends, and music supports that I am touring out west this August, partnering with Via Rail and their Artist’s On Board Program. As an acoustic artist, finding and playing gigs that support you are sometimes hard to find, and I am so happy to have this opportunity to tour the country and share my music through Via Rail. I will be taking the train from Toronto and ending in Vancouver, stopping off and performing in Winnipeg, Jasper, and Vancouver. I will also be stopping by Vancouver and Victoria radio stations, including CiTR and CFVU stations.

Just me and my guitar, I am thrilled to be supported to share my own music across this beautiful country!

Stay connected with me for more updates, content, and photos along the way! Xviapromo.JPG

Brand New Release: “Mirage”

album22016 has been a busy and exciting year for me and my music. I have been actively involved with touring with Silver Creek Folk and recording a new ep with the band, while also recording my third acoustic EP set for release this fall. In celebration of my 25th birthday, I would like to share with all of you a bit of the recording that I have been working on. For those of you who have seen me play live, or if you caught me playing around the beautiful grounds of Kalani, you will know this song! This is a work in progress, but I would finally like to share something with you all that I have been working on. So here it is, my new song Mirage (formerly, where heaven meets the earth) which will be featured on my brand new EP this year. Let me know what you think! X

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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CBC Music Searchlight Contest

Everyone asks me how they can support me and my music!

I am happy to announce that I am a part of CBC Music’s Searchlight contest for new and emerging Canadian artists.

All you have to do is vote! You can vote everyday until April 13!
Just follow this link and at the top of the page you can vote for my original song “A Song About Spring”

I would really appreciate it!

http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Collette-Andrea

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.

Xx