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Musician Profile


Date Group Instrument Info
11th August 2019DrumsN/A

Band Info

Colin was born in Hampstead Heath, London in 1932 and now lives in Suffolk. He remembers at the age of 10 seeing through a village hall window a drummer performing live and feeling that he had discovered 'Eldorado'! Some years later, after conscription service with the R.A.F., he renewed an old drum kit, which he had bought for £5 from a workmate who was clearing out an attic. It was late 1952, Colin was collecting Spike Jones records until he heard 'Oh, didn't he ramble?' and that 78 r.p.m. disc by 'Jelly Roll' Morton put him firmly on the jazz trail. Over the years main influences have been Baby Dodds, Big Sid Catlett and Art Blakey, along with the others. Colin spent his formative years playing New Orleans style jazz with Ken Colyer's band. He is generally regarded as one of the finest New Orleans drummer in Europe

Previous Bookings

Date Group Instrument Further Info
15th April 2018DrumsN/A
12th March 2017DrumsN/A
19th June 2016DrumsN/A
15th March 2015DrumsN/A
30th November 2014DrumsN/A
25th May 2014DrumsN/A
8th September 2013DrumsN/A
28th October 2012DrumsN/A
12th August 2012DrumsN/A
25th March 2012DrumsN/A
13th November 2011DrumsN/A
11th September 2011DrumsN/A
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