In music, "call and response" is the succession of two distinct phrases, where the second phrase replies to the first. This perfectly describes the music ColinResponse has to offer, and also of his belief that music and melody should do the talking. "I don't try to tell music what to do," he says. "As a child, music was all about freedom. I listened to what music told me to do. As an adult, my music is a direct response to all the questions music has asked me in the past." The pop/soul artist, who has shared the stage with renowned Canadian artists such as Lights, Kardinal Offishall and Mariana's Trench, takes the spotlight with a seven-piece band influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson & Bruno Mars. They are notorious for transforming even their mildest tempo recordings into upbeat dance music that takes charge of any audience.