Colleen Rae

Colleen Rae

 Edmonton, Alberta, CAN
BandCountryFolk

Colleen Rae has released four singles from her debut CD What You Need Is Me. Colleen is an entertainer, she lives for the stage. She is proud of the fact that her and CORNERSTONE are booked 49 weeks of the year.

Biography

A "natural" from the moment she steps on stage, it is clearly evident that Colleen Rae is "home". From the first pure note to the last, it is obvious that Colleen was born to sing. With her amazing smile and enthusiastic stage presence Colleen Rae completely wins over her audiences.

Colleen Rae’s debut album was release March 1, 2006. Produced by Louis Sedmak, What You Need Is Me fuses traditional country music and strong lyrical content with more contemporary country stylings. Wanting to stay true to her country roots, Colleen sifted through hundreds of songs for this recording, hand-picking those written by Canadian and American songwriters. Among the well-known songwriters involved in this project are Duane Steele, Cyril Rawson, Byron Hill and Naoise Sheridan (best know for co-writing the recent Kenny Chesney hit “Young”).

What You Need Is Me has already yielded three nationally charted singles which also received European and Australian radio support.

“Lookin' For Love” (penned by Rob Heath) caught the attention of Kent Matheson from CHMT 93.1 Timmins, Ontario. Kent comments “One of the best songs across my desk in a long time…”. And Australia’s Country Harvest program director Raymond states “Colleen’s performance is very professional, a most enjoyable song”.

Colleen's second single "What You Need Is Me", gained strong radio and fan support, reaching #1 on Alberta radio station CFCW’s Top Canadian Singles. This traditional, sassy country song was written by Naoise Sheridan and Don Poythress.

Cyril Rawson and Bob Regan wrote "The End Of The Dance", which became a strong 3rd release to radio. Jed Devenish from Canadian Trucking News wrote "With Colleen’s strong sense of humility and passion one does not see the end of her dance coming any time soon".

"You Can Get There From Here" is the most recent song released from What You Need Is Me. Producer David C. Martin (Adam Gregory) and artist Tara Lyn Hart are the creators of the positive up-tempo tune.

Colleen takes pride in the fact that together with her band CONERSTONE, they have been entertaining audiences for over four years. Cornerstone consists of Wayne Bellerose (Lead Guitar), Del Cocks on (Bass), and Randy Busby (Drums). Together they have created an engaging and unique sound that has garnered attention throughout Western Canada. Due to the strong versatility in their music Colleen Rae and Cornerstone appeal to all ages. They feature mainly country music (new and old), classic rock, and pop. Favorites from such artists as Johnny Cash, ABBA, Dusty Springfield, ACDC, Nora Jones, just to name a few. Colleen Rae’s original songs have already been greatly received through her live performances. Memorable performances for Colleen Rae and Cornerstone include opening for Adam Gregory, Julian Austin, Charlie Major and sharing the stage with the Corb Lund Band.

Colleen Rae is a natural on stage. Her decade of performances include showcasing for the Canadian Country Music Association, singing at the notorious Winspear, and entertaining numerous festivals.

Colleen Rae is a multi-talented singer, songwriter, musician, and an entertainer. Her determination to succeed in the music industry is second only to her natural talent. Great success awaits this young artist.

Discography

What You Need Is Me has already yielded four nationally charted singles which have also received European and Australian radio support. "Lookin’ For Love”, penned by Rob Heath, was Colleen's first release. The second single "What You Need Is Me", reaching #1 on Alberta radio station CFCW’s Top Canadian Singles. Bob Regan and Cyril Rawson (Gretchen Wilson) wrote Colleen's third single called "The End Of The Dance". Colleen Rae has just released her new single to radio via DMDS. It's called "You Can Get There From Here", written by David C. Martin and Tara Lyn Hart.

Set List

Typically 4 - 45 minutes or 3 - One hour sets
Our music is typically country but every now and then Colleen Rae and Cornerstone can shake it up!
Covers from such artists as;
Johnny Cash, Gretchen Wilson, ABBA, Patty Loveless, AC/DC, Nora Jones, Trisha Yearwood, and CCR