Interview with Actor, Filmmaker, and Musical Artist Andre Colquhoun
HELLO ANDRE COLQUHOUN! CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I’m an actor, filmmaker, and musical artist from Toronto, Canada. I love the arts!
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSICAL STYLE? HAS YOUR STYLE CHANGED MUCH OVER THE YEARS?
Truthful. Everything I create comes from the heart. I’m always exploring and finding new sounds.
WHERE DO YOU FIND YOUR ARTISTIC INSPIRATION?
Music has always been a part of my life. As a kid, I would always be singing. In my room, in the shower, at school, even in my dreams. I remember coming home from school one day and seeing a piano in the living room that my parents bought for me. I was so happy. I started teaching myself how to play and over time became better. I played and sang almost everyday.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE INFLUENCED YOUR CAREER?
Family, friends, and even strangers. Influence comes in many different ways.
WHAT’S YOUR PROCESS LIKE FOR MAKING MUSIC?
Each song starts on the piano then transferred onto my digital audio workstation. Once everything is set, I start adding the different elements and structuring everything. The chords, the beat, and the vocals. After everything is locked, I send everything off to get mixed and mastered by a mixing and mastering engineer.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE TO A BUDDING ARTIST?
Life is way too short. If you’re good at something that can bring positivity, do it. – Andre Colquhoun
ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OUR READERS?
I’m a proud African Canadian!
WHERE CAN OUR READERS FIND YOU ONLINE?
They can find me on my website andrecolquhoun.com and IMDb!