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About the Artist
Colette Trudeau is a Canadian born singer/songwriter, who first shot to notoriety as a vocalist for the band LiveonRelease.
LiveonRelease was the genesis of Colette Trudeau and Brittin Karroll who had decided to form an all female rock band at the age of 15. Colette used the Georgia Straight, an entertainment newspaper in Vancouver, to recruit the missing members. The band was formed in 1999 when they completed their gang of rocker chicks with Foxx Herst and Leah Emmott. After playing anywhere the band could, the band invited Vancouver rocker Bif Naked to an outdoor show. Bif Naked was so impressed that the group was soon signed to her label “Her Royal Majesty Records”, distributed through Warner Music Canada.
As lead singer, Colette co-wrote their hit single "I'm afraid of Britney Spears" which appeared in the movie and soundtrack for "Dude, Where's My Car?” The band released 4 music videos on Much Music that received heavy rotation and released 2 full length albums in Canada and the U.S. With LiveonRelease, Colette was able to prove that she could run with the big boys or in better terms, rock with the big boys. The band toured consistently, covering Canada and the East Coast, including a showcase in New York at the notorious CBGB’s. Ultimately, though, the band was doomed. In 2003 the band split up and Colette decided to pursue a solo career.
Colette quickly signed a production deal with Bananatoons Production and SA Track Works. The relationship between Colette and the production team had been successful and very powerful for her. She began to hone in her writing skills and was writing with hit songwriters Sean Hosein, Dane Deviller, Steve Smith, Anthony Anderson, Brian Howes Davor Vulama and Eddie Schwartz.
To date, Colette has had her songs “Freeze”, “Stay with me” and “Easier to Miss You” recorded by international artists. As a commercial artist, Colette’s voice has been featured in ad campaigns for products such as Motorola, Kia Auto Dealerships and Callaway Park.
Colette’s song "I Don't Wanna Know" was added to the rotation on CHUM radio stations across Canada in January 2008 with Colette winning the ‘Up and Coming Artist of the Month’. “I Don’t Wanna Know” found its way onto multiple radio stations top 20 charts. Colette quickly decided that the song needed a music video and used her “show fund” to make it happen. Colette recruited UBC film students to help her in the creation of the music video. “I was so impressed with the final product. I worked with the most talented people who helped make my vision a reality,” says Colette.
As a solo artist, Colette has headlined numerous shows in the greater Vancouver area, including performances at Festivals, and played with artists such as Hedley and Faber Drive. “I love playing shows and feeding off the energy of the crowd, it’s a rush,” says Colette.
Colette’s songs are also being placed in feature films and TV shows. Her song “No Friend of Mine” appears on 2 episodes of “South of Nowhere”, “Don’t Say Goodbye” was added to the movie “The Breakup Artist” in 2009 and “Freeze” will be part of the upcoming 2010 release of “Dancing Ninja”.
In 2010, Colette began working with RockSTAR Music Corp on her music career. Armed with the team at RockSTAR, Colette believes the sky is the limit. Colette is full of raw energy, power and drive, her focus pulls no punches. This time, she is determined to break out of her shell and is in a leadership position she’s dreamed of all her life.
Top 10 in Rock Videos, September 2010
Top 10 in Shout It Out with HANSON: Vancouver, BC, July 2010