Home Sweet Home

I am finally back home after two weeks of touring around with Via Rail’s Artist on Board program! Toronto to Vancouver and then back again, I had the pleasure of sharing my music with people from around the world.

Traveling around and playing music is a dream and passion of mine. In 13 days, I played nearly 50 sets of original songs and iconic Canadian covers. Over my years of performing, nothing has been like playing live on a train for consecutive days in a row. At first it was challenging to get comfortable playing music while moving constantly, but after getting used to moving, playing got a lot easier.

Performing so intimately with people of all ages was my biggest gift from this tour. Oftentimes, I can get caught up with the business side of performing, stages, other bands, pictures, sound, fans, crowds,bars,opinions, judgements, how many people you are brining out, progress, and just all around artistic distractions. Being able to play songs that I have written for over the past 10 years, and having people interested in my story and why I write has restored my connection to music on a more human level. Take away everything other than physically playing guitar and singing, and what I had left with was joy, but ultimately connection. Having people sing along to songs that you have written, hearing their voices align with yours is the greatest gift to any writer or artist, and for me personally.

I met so many great people along the way, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to travel with my music. Thank you to everyone who has supported me, whether we have just met, or whether you have been a part of my music journey over the years!

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Photo: Lisa MacIntosh Photography

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

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

COLLETTE ANDREA LIVE INTERVIEW- CHRY 105.5 FM

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!

http://www.earshot-online.com/charts/chry.cfm

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

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NEW STEADY SUN EP OFFICIAL RELEASE

I am very happy to share with you today my new music and new EP Steady Sun!

I want to send out a special thank you to folks over at Hannah•Kin Studio for their patience and hard work on this EP. I would also like to thank my close friends, fans, and family for their support and confidence in me to continue to write and play music. It is very easy to get discouraged in this industry, but when it comes down to it the only thing that really matters to me is the joy and privilege to be able to play music and share it with the world. 

What can you expect from Steady Sun? 

TAKE A LISTEN AND SUPPORT INDEPENDENT MUSIC!

http://collette-andrea.bandcamp.com/album/steady-sun-ep

Spotlight: COLLETTE ANDREA

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Hello folks!

I has been nice to receive some good support from fellow students from Ryerson University. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Edith Nataprawira to discuss all about me and my music. 

For some one you who don’t know, I am finishing up my last year at Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Social Work, and it’s about time i’ve received support of my Ryerson community after being there for four years!

Take the time to check out the article here