Caroline Colantonio is a singer, songwriter, and poet from Aurora, Ontario. She has performed her original music on stage in Nashville, Toronto, and Montreal.
Caroline's debut pop record Chapter Eight was released on her birthday in December 2017. Her song "Trail Running" was voted one of the top 100 national songs in CBC Music’s 2018 Searchlight competition. "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 radio stations across the country and it is still in regular rotation. The Thunder Moons released their first EP, Where It Goes, in 2020 and debuted the tracks with a livestreamed backyard show.
Caroline has an Honours 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 sung roles with Toronto City Opera, Summer Opera Lyric Theatre, Opera on the Avalon, and The Royal Conservatory.
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 currently working on a full-length poetry manuscript about fire and her second album.