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 provided his initial musical enchantment, introducing him to bands like Motorhead, Iron Maiden, and Ozzy Osbourne. He was hooked! Shane pursued his education in music in Toronto before finding his home in Collingwood, Ontario.
Shane’s favourite guitar player of all time is Frank Marino. Fortuitously Shane was connected with the Mahogany Rush legend through a friend, and as a result Frank has helped with production & engineering on several of Shane’s projects. Frank is Shane’s biggest mentor, and the respect goes both ways, Shane will be rhythm guitarist on the next Frank Marino album.
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.
Shane’s latest work is a solo acoustic album, in which he challenged himself to push the acoustic sound to new heights. Featuring the first single, “Shape of me”, you won’t want to miss the album ‘In Light’.