Be grateful for the small things. This one’s not really a wish because it was already instilled within me at a very young age, but it’s important to always remind myself. I can sometimes forget this. Without the small things, there are no big things.
As part of our series about rising music stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Andre Colquhoun. He was born in Toronto, Canada. He is an actor, filmmaker, and musical artist. He recently released his debut EP “Short Term”. The entire EP is R&B/Soul driven, coming from real-life experience. To shed more light on the EP, Andre created a 10-minute music video/short film for each song.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?
I was born in Toronto, Canada and raised in Toronto and Durham. I learned a lot growing up and still learning. In school and in life. I don’t want to ever stop learning. Education is key. People may be able to take away your house, your food, your money, but they can never take away your knowledge. I’m grateful for my education.
Can you share a story with us about what brought you to this specific career path?
Ever since I was little, I loved the arts. Movies, TV, and music. I would literally go on movies, TV, and music marathons everyday, morning till night. I was so obsessed that I would reenact characters and scenes after watching a movie or TV show. Same for music. As I grew older, I realized the arts was something you could pursue. So I pursued it!
Can you tell us the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?
I had an important entertainment meeting that I needed to get to and couldn’t be late. The only thing, I had no ride or money. Transportation was non-existent. So what did I do? I took a deep breath, lifted up my head, left my house, and began to run. Two minutes of running, I looked down and saw a reddish piece of paper on the sidewalk. I slowly stopped running, crouched down…