Birthdate: June 23rd, 1996 Occupation: Bluesman
Young guitar slinger Colin White started playing guitar early 2003, and started singing shortly after. Following in his older brother’s footsteps, he grew up wanting to be in a band and playing in front of live crowds. He has been doing exactly that, delighting audiences all over Southwestern Ontario. His passion for blues classics, and soulful delivery has won over fans young and old. His original material soars and his songwriting abilities are well beyond his years.
Colin was born and has raised in Kitchener, Ontario, a hotbed for Blues musicians. The first competition he entered (open to all ages) resulted in a first place finish. He has played in the Kitchener Blues Festival, the Southside Shuffle in Toronto, and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. He has played with notable heavyweights such as Shawn Kellerman, Mel Brown, Lucky Peterson, Steve Strongman, Mark ‘Bird’ Stafford, and the great Tom Cochrane. He has also performed in the house with Jim Cuddy from Blue Rodeo, Buddy Guy and George Thorogood.
In the spring of 2009 Colin got the attention of global promoters Live Nation and was given the opening spot for the supergroup ‘Chickenfoot’ (Joe Satriani, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith) in Toronto.
Colin was the recipient of a 2008 Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Award. He is the youngest ever to have received this award.
Colin has produced a live DVD and has completed a full length CD, ‘Axe to Grind’. His CD demonstrates his ability to play rock, blues, reggae, even some urban jazz! Axe to Grind’s rave reviews will help launch Colin’s career as a promising artist and musical force.
Recently, Colin has joined the legendary ‘Homewreckers’ as lead guitarist in support of Miss Angel. He is working with the R+D people from ProCase Engineering LLC, developing high-end sound reproduction equipment.
Colin and his band will dazzle you with their youthful exuberance and top-drawer musicianship. They continue to gain new fans as they play and sing their way to a juke-joint or honky-tonk near you!