Colin’s versatility and passion for all styles of music have seen him involved in projects spanning many genres, as well as being a senior lecturer in pop music at Leeds College of Music. He has toured with a show featuring Jaki Graham and Gwen Dickey (Rose Royce) performing soul/Motown greats and has done session/writing work for BBC television, Channel 4 and Universal Records.
One of his proudest moments was making it to the Radio 1 playlist with previous band, Black Diamond Bay. He played most of the big UK festivals with them, including Leeds, Reading, The Big Chill, Kendal Calling, as well as key festivals across Europe.
Colin’s all-time favourite song choices also span an eclectic mix: From ‘Love Rears Its Ugly Head’ by Living Colour to ‘Jeremy’ by Pearl Jam and ‘Hejira’ by Joni Mitchell. “Mainly because of the inspiring bass work of Jaco Pastorius” he adds.
“I have many passions in life, primarily music and literature. I’m obsessed with Thomas Pynchon and Italo Calvino and more recently ‘The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’ from Marvel Comics has become a big favourite. My taste in literature usually echoes my eclectic tastes in music.
I’m thoroughly enjoying being part of the band and I’m looking forward to realising the stunning potential of it with our new album, Ten Millennia.”
Cake! He can often be seen at Edward Street Bakery in Saltaire, enjoying the wares of the extremely talented baking crew. Video games also take up a fair amount of his time, a remnant from his childhood, spent treading the arcades on Southend seafront.