|Colin Green, Guitarist, Composer, Conductor, Arranger, Teacher|
Colin is one of the leading commercial musicians in the UK with over fifty years of experience at the forefront of the UK music scene both as a player (guitar) and arranger in addition to scoring music for films, television and commercial advertising.
2014 has been a busy year with yet another tour from Janurary until March with Anton du Beke and the London Concert Orchestra with guest singer Lance Ellington again conducted by Richard Balcombe , another series of WPC56 for Debbie wiseman, jingle for MacDonalds with John Altman, a film with John Cameron and more live dates with Martin Jarvis and Mitch Winehouse . Recorded an album with singer Annette Yeo at Koolworld studios in Luton
Colin also arranged and produced the album of Chris Schuman's educational musical "Zeus on the Loose" at Mooncalf studios in Wiltshire
In January and February 2013 toured with Anton de Beck and Erin Boag in their show 'Anton & Erin Go To Hollywood' once again accompanied by Richard Balcombe and the London Concert Orchestra with guest singer Lance Ellington. Colin also recorded Debbie Wiseman's score for the new television series 'WPC 56' at Angel Studios
Other dates in 2013 included live poerformances of the film 'Singing in the Rain' with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. at the Royal Albert Hall, dates at Ronnie Scott's Club and Snape Maltings with Alison Jiear and Lance Ellington , several concerts with Mitch WInehouse and quick trips to Monaco and Shanghai with Lance Ellington and the RPO respectively Also recorded Debbie Wiseman's music for the TV series Father Brown. Also joined Mitch Winehouse's band with several dates at the Hippodrome in London as well as the Cadogan Hall.
Arranged and produced CD with the newly formed trio "3 Play ..." with Mick Allport and Dave Richmond. Excerpts from the CD and band biographies can be found at www.three-play.co.uk . Played several fundraising dates with 3Play ... to help with the newly formed charitable venture OnTrack which aims to provide free music tuition for those who cannot aford to self finance. The next OnTrack event will be in Merlborough, Wiltshire at Easter 2014. Call 07741 714470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of this and other events.
In June 2012 Colin recorded an album of the songs of Edith Piaf with French star Patricai Kaas and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra . with whom he also played a concert in Shanghai, China during August. Played concerts with Des O'COnnor at Hornchurch and Weston - super - Mare and with singer Ian Gallagher at the Woodford Wells club as part of the Queen's 60th Jubilee celebrations.
During January and February 2012 Colin toured with conductor Richard Balcombe and the London Concert Orchestra , Anton de Beck and Erin Boag and singer Lance Ellington in the show 'Let's Do It'. Colin was featured soloist playing Stanley Myers beautiful 'Cavatina'. Lance has teamed up with Alison Jiear to create a show based on the songs of Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald which will tour UK in 2013. This show will preview at Ronnie Scott's club, London on Sunday September 16th 2012 with Colin playing guitar.
Also worked again with the London Concert Orchestra, this time under the baton of Gavin Sutherland, in a series of concerts to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee year which aslo featured Rosemary Squires . Colin also made guest appearances with the CBSO and RCPO at Birmingham Symphony Hall and the London Excel Centre
In September 2011 recorded 6 tracks with Howard Dee (son of jazz pianist Brian Dee) at Skyline Studios along with Steve Pearce on bass and Ralph Salmins on drums. In October sees Colin joined some old pals to record tracks at Western Star studios with Vince Eager . Vince has teamed up with Marty Wilde and assembled a 'supergroup' of Clem Cattini (Tornadoes) on drums, Tex Makins (Blue Flames) bass, Chas Hodges (Chas & Dave ) on piano and Colin on Guitar. Legendary country guitarist Albert Lee is also being drafted in to add his unique solo styling. Also played live dates with Rosemary Squires in Birmingham, Harlow, London and a local gig at the Cornerstone , Didcot .
Recently recorded the soundtrack for the HBO film "Special Relationship" with LA based French composer Alexandre Desplat at Abbey Road Studios. The film debuts on US television in May and is due on screen in Europe in September 2010 . Colin is also featured on Alexandre's soundtrack of Daniel Auteuil's film of Marcel Pagnol's story 'La Fille du Puisatier'.Further film work on Christian Henson's score for 'Laid Off' - this time playing ukelele.
Featured guitarist on an album of music by the legendary German composer the late Bert Kaempfert produced by Bert's daughter Marion. Colin has had a long association with the Kaempfert orchestra since its reformation by Marion and trumpeter Tony Fisher after Bert's sad demise.
Appeared at the Henley Festival with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra playing their highly popular Abba Spectacular show. and toured Germany with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra playing Berlin, Wiesbaden, Ingolstadt and Fleesehen in a programme of music collated from all the Bond films and conducted by Carl Davis.
Toured with Gavin Sutherland's Orchestra in the sell out UK tour with Strictly Come Dancing stars Erin Boag and Anton de Beck where Colin's guitar was featured in a special arrangement of Jerome Kern's beautiful melody 'All the things you Are'. More recently worked with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra playing Charlie Chaplin's music for his film 'The Circus' conducted by Carl Davies. More work with Debbie Wiseman in some highly exposed acoustic guitar on her music for the BBC TV drama production 'After the Break'
He was also featured soloist with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at their 'Filmharmonic' concert at the Royal Albert Hall where he played 'Cavatina', Stanley Myers beautiful theme from the classic film 'The Deerhunter'.
In Autumn 2008 he recorded Debbie Wiseman's music for Stephen Fry's series 'Fry in America' having previously been featured in Debbie's score for 'Jekyll'; he also recorded the music for the remake of Brideshead Revisited.
Colin currently plays guitar on the Tesco television advertisements and Bouzouki on ads for Boots travel
Colin's original compositions for films and television can currently be heard in over 24 counties worldwide.
Other recent work includes several Royal Variety Performance si, ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" (several series and live Finals) and on major Movies, "Big Fish", "Troy" and HBO's "The Life & Death of Peter Sellers" the Montreux prize-winning film.
Colin was Musical Director for Dame Shirley Bassey for 8 years from June 1995. In that capacity he has conducted orchestras in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Norway, Belgium and the UK. His musical career began with Billy Fury and he has worked as Musical Director for Eddie Calvert, Georgie Fame and Alan Price. Producer of Ms Bassey's two recent albums, "The Diamond Collection" and "The Birthday Concert", the latter of which was nominated for a Grammy award!
He has arranged and conducted film music for "Entertaining Mr Sloane" and "The Garnett Saga" with Georgie Fame and "O Lucky Man" with Alan Price, a film in which he also appeared.
Top rated guitarist since 1959, he has recorded on albums and singles by such diverse artists as Elton John, Diana Ross, Paul Simon, Tom Jones, Kiri te Kawana, Gene Vincent, Jose Carreras, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Bjork!
He has played on film scores for many composers including:- Quincy Jones, Henry Mancini, Paul McCartney, Andre Previn, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, George Fenton, John Barry, Howard Shore, John Williams, Alexandre Desplat and James Horner.
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