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Collin Clowes is a Canadian artist from Gorham/Thunder Bay, ON. At around 17 years old, Collin started showing symptoms from an unknown illness. This illness was attacking his liver causing internal bleeding. After spending a lot of time in the hospital, he decided he would try to do the things that would make him happy for the rest of his life because going through this made him realize life is too short & fragile. Throughout that time, he started playing live, practicing & writing music everyday. He notes that this was a hard time in his life because every day he could physically feel his body getting worse. Mentally, it was the hardest though because no one knew where or why this was happening. Collin says this was his lowest point but he also points out that what kept him going was his puppy named June. Raising June was a life changing experience for Collin, he mentions that she's the reason he is still here.

 

When Collin first appeared on the local music scene in Thunder Bay, people seemed to gravitate towards his acoustic singer/songwriter style so he played live for countless hours around Thunder Bay & Toronto. Collin kept it up for 4 years but the illness began to shut down his body faster than what everyone expected. It got so bad that he needed to be rushed to Toronto to get a liver transplant at the Toronto General Hospital. His oldest sister was actually the donor. Her & Collin had to go through a lot of tests in order to go through with the transplant. It was a bit bumpy but they made it through and since then they both went on to live great lives. 

 

While still in recovery but out of the hospital, Collin signed up for the Songwriting & Performance Arts class in Toronto. While living in Toronto, he found a new love & appreciation for Pop music. This new love brought on a journey of trying to find the right sound. He came back to Thunder Bay to build a small bedroom studio & start producing himself. 2 years later he is finally ready to release some new material known as Sleepy. A 7 song EP about love, loss & growing up dedicated to June who sadly passed away when Collin was getting ready to release this project. Collin often says that these songs will bring him back to the best time of his life. He also mentions that he is still learning how to record, produce, mix & master professionally but he feels that “Sleepy” has a lot of potential to connect with someone who might need it.

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