Im in my 50s and was born in Walkden and now live in Euxton. I started playing the cornet when I was 7 yrs old. I became principle cornet with Walkden Band for 11 years and then went on to be Musical Director of various Brass Bands.
I formed a Bavarian Band called The Brasshoppers where we enjoyed great success for 25 years.
Influenced by all kinds of music from jazz & classical through to Soul & Motown.
Having ended my career as a player for 10 years I was persuaded to help form Black & Gold and as well as really enjoying my playing once again, I get a great buzz writing the arrangements for the band.
Why am I playing in a soul band, because this is B L A C K & G O L D and its great working with a great bunch of musicians that can create a great sound.
Colin also manages the band and manages the bookings, he can be contacted using the online contact form.