Spend a moment in his presence and you’ll know it’s a passion that runs deep. Music is in his blood. Originally from Orillia Ontario, singer songwriter Shane Cloutier first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and never looked back. His uncle Brent, introduced Shane to bands like Motorhead, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne and he was hooked! Shane pursued his education in music in Toronto before finding his home in Collingwood, Ontario.
Shane has taught within the education system as well as building his own successful & inspirational music school. Shane encourages his students to make their own music and follow their dreams, all the while pursuing his own. Now, with many years immersed in the business he brings experience, soul, and a story to everything he creates. In 2012, Shane put out his first album ‘Scars’ for which he received national attention and a place on a movie soundtrack. It was here that Shane was discovered by Ibanez guitars, who now endorse him.
Shane’s latest work is a solo acoustic album, recorded exclusively on an acoustic guitar. When Shane’s friend, mentor and guitar legend Frank Marino heard some of Shane’s new tracks he asked Shane to play rhythm guitar on Mahogany Rush’s future albums. Featuring the first single, “Shape of me”, you won’t want to miss Shane’s new album ‘In Light’.