Colin is writing and recording new songs all the time in
his Torquay studio and forever sending CD’s off for the usual “thank
you but no thank you" responses that even The Beatles had to put
up with and look what happened to them.
You can listen to all of the tunes on the CD from this website.
You are welcome to listen and download all the songs but please respect
Colin's ownership and Copyright. If you would like further information
pleas contact Colin.
Colin has spent most of his life immersed in music. In the
1960's and beyond he performed on Rhythm Guitar & Vocals as part of
the band known as Life 'n' Soul based in Manchester.
Fronted by Stuart Charles,
the five piece Drifters-style soul
group played at major venues in the Manchester area as well on national
tours with other wellknow bands such as The Kinks, The Herd, The
Tremeloes. They also toured Sweden, Germany & Portugal and had
a couple of wins on Opportunity Knocks.
They opened up for "Nice"(ELP), The Who,
Marc Bolan, Joe Cocker, Edwin Starr,The Mindbenders, Wayne Fontana
and St Louis Union.
Colin is picture here (right) in 2003 with fellow ex band members
John Brennan and Andrew McCann.
Two records were produced on the Decca label, "Ode to Billy Jo /Peacefully
Asleep " (1967) and "Here Comes Yesterday Again /Dear Paul"
(1968) . Compilation coverage has included:- Peacefully Asleep on
Rubble Vol. 6: The Clouds Have Groovy Faces (LP), Rubble Vol. 4 (CD),
British Psychedelic Trip, Vol. 4 (LP) and Great British Psychedelic Trip,
Vol. 2 (CD).
"Peacefully Asleep" - B side of
the Life 'n' Soul version of "Ode
to Billy Joe" was said to be their
most interesting recording, with
its pleasant cello work and vocals
epitomising the Summer of '67 and
is a much sought after collectors
here for extensive photo gallery featuring Life 'n' Soul and
to read about other bands from the 60's at the Manchester
Colin has now retired from the
professional music scene and is enjoying a relaxing life with his
wife Ann in Devon.
Keeping up with his many friends, taking holidays, and exploring
the Devon coast and countryside, has not prevented him from using
his talents in the creation and performance of new songs.
Colin has set up a studio in his
home where he has equipped himself with the latest computer and
software for producing musical compostions.
Whilst not expecting to return
to the busy music scene on a full time basis Colin hopes that his
music will continue to attract an audience or perhaps be taken up
by other performers.
Click on the links below to listen
to some of his songs.
Note that when you first click on a song player there may be a
considerable delay until the music loads.
Use the controls to stop the player or adjust the volume.