Welcome Colin Reid! As with all of the above musicians, Colin draws originally on a wide range of influences - blues, jazz, country and classical - to create a powerful, sensitive and universally folk sound on his acoustic guitar. As befits his diverse background of influences, Colin has performed and recorded previously with a variety of bands and musicians, including Niamh Parsons (in her band the Loose Connections), Joby Fox (from Energy Orchard), Brian Kennedy (Niamh Parsons album) and Peter Corry. With Niamh he has completed tours of America, Canada, Denmark and Germany. As a support guitarist he has toured with Bert Jansch (UK) and performed with Leo Kottke (Belfast’s Waterfront Hall), Adrian Legg and Waterson Carthy. In addition to his performance work, Colin has been a private guitar tutor for seven years and in 1996 he formalised his teaching skills at the Musician’s Institute of Technology.
Returning to Belfast the following year, he currently runs regular courses at the Crescent Arts Centre for over 60 students per week. Colin launched his solo career in November 1997 and has spent the time since developing a huge fan base in Ireland and Scotland, gaining interest from radio and TV and writing for his debut album. In addition the guitarist has secured an endorsement from Yamaha Guitars - he is currently demonstrating Yamaha’s range of acoustic guitars at a variety of trade shows and guitar events in the UK. Colin’s first solo album is with Shetland’s Veesik Records. Veesik Records is an independent label fiercely committed to the promotion of quality music by quality artists. The great Scottish guitarist Tony McManus, who also contributes mandolin support alongside fiddler Catriona MacDonald and cellist Neil Martin, has produced Colin’s debut album.
From the opening notes to the closing bars, Colin Reid signals one of the brightest new talents on the acoustic guitar scene. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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