Caroline Colantonio is a singer, songwriter, and poet from Aurora, Ontario. She has performed her original music on stage at The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Painted Lady, The Junction Summer Solstice Festival, Lululemon Newmarket, Gold Stitch Studio, The Cameron House, The Piston, Handlebar, and Junction City Music Hall.
Caroline holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Opera Performance from the University of Western Ontario. She was the understudy for Cosette and a member of the ensemble in Les Misérables with Mirvish Productions, and she has also performed with Toronto City Opera, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, and The Royal Conservatory. Her debut pop record Chapter Eight was released in concert on January 12 2018. In February 2018, Caroline’s song "Trail Running" was voted one of the top 100 national songs in CBC Music’s Searchlight competition. In August 2018, her single "Summer Fun," featuring her band The Thunder Moons, was played on Matt Berry’s curated radio program Xposure on X92.9 and X100.7. It was picked up by stations across the country and officially charted on the Mediabase Alt Rock Chart.
Caroline recently completed a Masters in English in the Field of Creative Writing at the University of Toronto, where she was awarded the Avie Bennett Emerging Writers Scholarship, the Henry Beissel Scholarship in Creative Writing, and a Canadian Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is working on a full-length poetry manuscript about fire.