Colin Powell - Guitar Singer | Doncaster, Yorkshire and the Humber(no reviews)
Based In: Doncaster, Yorkshire and the Humber
From: £160 (basic depending on distance)
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I play music from the 1950's to the 2000's, a mixture of styles, rock'n'roll, soul, motown, ballads, indie. Artists covered include, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Shadows, The Rolling Stones, The Love Affair, The Beach Boys, Stealers Wheel, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Travis, Ronan Keating, The Killers and many more! I use top notch equipment which is all PAT tested, I am a full member of Equity and have PLI. Lighting is also available!
Song Repertoire (listed in decades)
ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN (CHUCK BERRY)
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (BILL HALEY & THE COMETS) THREE STEPS TO HEAVEN (EDDIE COCHRAN)
BE THE DAY (BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS)
TWENTY FLIGHT ROCK (EDDIE COCHRAN)
ENDLESS SLEEP (MARTY WILDE)
JOHNNY B. GOODE (CHUCK BERRY)
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL (BILL HALEY & THE COMETS)
OH BOY! (BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS)
AT THE HOP (DANNY & THE JUNIORS)
GREAT BALL ... S OF FIRE (JERRY LEE LEWIS) I GUESS IT DOESN'T MATTER ANYMORE (BUDDY HOLLY & THE CRICKETS) MOVE IT! (CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS) SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES (THE PLATTERS)
CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU (ANDY WILLIAMS/THE FOUR SEASONS)
WHAT DO YOU WANT? (ADAM FAITH)
OH CAROL! (NEIL SEDAKA)
OH DIANA! (PAUL ANKA)
PENNY ARCADE (ROY ORBISON)
RUNAROUND SUE (DION)
APACHE! (THE SHADOWS)
THE LAST WALTZ (ENGLEBERT HUMPERDINK)
I SAW HER STANDING THERE (THE BEATLES)
DO YOU WANNA DANCE? (CLIFF RICHARD & THE SHADOWS)
LET'S DANCE (CHRIS MONTEZ)
EVERY TIME YOU WALK IN THE ROOM (THE SEARCHERS)
KEEP ON RUNNING (SPENCER DAVIS GROUP)
MY GIRL (THE TEMPTATIONS)
MUSTANG SALLY (WILSON PICKET)
SWEET CAROLINE (NEIL DIAMOND)
LET'S TWIST AGAIN (CHUBBY CHECKER)
I FEEL FINE (THE BEATLES)
BROWN EYED GIRL (VAN MORRISON)
DO WAH DIDDY (MANFRED MANN)
HOW DO YOU DO IT? (GERRY & THE PACEMAKERS)
FLOWERS IN THE RAIN (THE MOVE)
EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' (HARRY NILSSON)
HALFWAY TO PARADISE (BILLY FURY)
BE YOUNG BE FOOLISH BE HAPPY (THE TAMMS)
SUSPICIOUS MINDS (ELVIS PRESLEY)
LADY MADONNA (THE BEATLES)
SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (THE DRIFTERS)
WILD THING (THE TROGGS)
IT'S ALL OVER NOW (THE ROLLING STONES)
AT THE HOP (DION & THE BELMONTS)
ALL MY LOVING (THE BEATLES)
I'M INTO SOMETHING GOOD (HERMAN'S HERMITS)
I'M A BELIEVER (THE MONKEES)
SLOOP JOHN B. (THE BEACH BOYS)
OB LA DI OB LA DA (THE MARMALADE)
WONDERFUL LAND (THE SHADOWS)
I COULD EASILY FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU (CLIFF RICHARD)
HERE COMES MY BABY (THE TREMELOES)
TWIST & SHOUT! (THE BEATLES)
IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR (WILSON PICKET)
KING OF THE ROAD (ROGER MILLER)
ALL OR NOTHING (THE SMALL FACES)
PRETTY FLAMINGO (MANFRED MANN)
PRETTY WOMAN (ROY ORBISON)
THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (BOBBY VEE)
GEE WHIZ IT'S YOU (CLIFF RICHARD)
BE MY BABY (THE RONNETS)
DAYDREAM BELIEVER (THE MONKEES)
THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE (R DEAN TAYLOR)
ROUTE 66 (THE ROLLING STONES)
A GIRL LIKE YOU (THE TROGGS)
EIGHT DAYS A WEEK (THE BEATLES)
TRAVELLIN' LIGHT (CLIFF RICHARD)
F.B.I. (THE SHADOWS)
EVERLASTING LOVE (THE LOVE AFFAIR)
THE LOVIN' THINGS (THE MARMALADE)
WICHITA LINEMAN (GLEN CAMPBELL)
SHAKIN' ALL OVER (JOHNNY KIDD & THE PIRATES) HELP ME RHONDA (THE BEACH BOYS)
HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE (THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS)
TRUE LOVE WAYS (BUDDY HOLLY)
RUNAWAY (DEL SHANNON)
BATCHELOR BOY (CLIFF RICHARD)
DELILAH (TOM JONES)
TEARS OF A CLOWN (SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRICLES)
SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES (THE DRIFTERS)
FOOT TAPPER (THE SHADOWS)
HI HO SILVER LINING (JEFF BECK)
STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU (STEALERS WHEEL)
YOU'VE GOT WHAT IT TAKES (SHOWADDYWADDY)
RHINESTONE COWBOY (GLEN CAMPBELL)
THE WONDER OF YOU (ELVIS PRESLEY)
GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! (SAILOR)
CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE (QUEEN)
SON OF MY FATHER (CHICORY TIP)
UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE (SHOWADDYWADDY)
YOU'RE SIXTEEN (RINGO STARR)
CRACKLIN' ROSIE (NEIL DIAMOND)
I'LL GO WHERE THE MUSIC TAKES ME (JIMMY JAMES & THE VAGABONDS)
KNOCK THREE TIMES (TONY ORLANDO)
LET'S STICK TOGETHER (ROXY MUSIC)
IMAGINE (JOHN LENNON)
I LOVE TO BOOGIE (T-REX)
HOW LONG? (ACE)
OLIVER'S ARMY (ELVIS COSTELLO)
500 MILES (THE PROCLAIMERS)
UP THE JUNCTION (SQUEEZE)
WALK OF LIFE (DIRE STRAITS)
FANTASTIC DAY (HAIRCUT 100)
WONDERFUL TONIGHT (ERIC CLAPTON)
WHEN YOU SAY NOTHING AT ALL (RONAN KEATING)
LOSING MY RELIGION (R.E.M.)
WEATHER WITH YOU (CROWDED HOUSE)
ANGELS (ROBBIE WILLIAMS)
LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER (RONAN KEATING)
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY (THE MAVERICKS)
HUMAN (THE KILLERS)
WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? (TRAVIS)
DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER (OASIS)
IF YOU WISH ME TO PERFORM A SPECIAL SONG FOR YOU PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 2 WEEKS NOTICE SO THAT I CAN REHEARSE IT UP! THANK YOU!
Ok let's set the scene.......The story begins way back in August 1963 when Harold McMillan was Prime Minister, The Searchers were No.1 in the UK with ‘Sweets for my sweet’, The Beatles were a year into their fame here in this country, Elvis Presley was trudging his way through another 7 years of his movies, Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and the rest of the gang were about to become extremely rich via a certain train robbery in Buckinghamshire, the USA, USSR and UK signed a Nuclear test ban treaty, it was only a few weeks until Martin Luther King made his ‘I have a dream spee ... ch’, and Doncaster Rovers were about 45 years away from being any good, but most of all in 16 Laburnum Drive, Armthorpe nr Doncaster on Tuesday 6th August at approx. 7:30am Mrs Mary Dorothy Powell, then almost 33 was trying to break wind when out slipped a new shiny baby boy! She looked down quite puzzled, blinked and then went back to reading her copy of Womans Own! When she had finished it she decided to name him Colin James!
Spooling forward some 17 years, Colin, having bought an Eros acoustic guitar with his first weeks wage from City Electrical Factors (as a trainee stores assistant), decided to learn how to play it and found that a couple of his school friends had also decided to learn instruments too! Colin applied himself diligently and learned as many guitar chords as he could, bought a copy of ‘The Beatles Complete’ and tried to learn as many of their songs as he could! After 6 months of making his guitar sound more like a guitar being played and not like someone was sawing a piece of wood, he started to get good at it! Listening to The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Shadows seemed to be helpful and meeting some other like-minded people also seemed to help! Into the picture stepped bass player Steve Love and drummer Paul Allen! They formed a band and called it ‘Example 9’ because they couldn’t think of any better names!
They played a few gigs but didn't really take off, still experience is good so they split up! Getting together again a few months later they decided to write their own material and some pretty good songs came from them. They entered a talent competition in Edlington nr Doncaster but were pipped into last place by a woman who played the spoons! Then quite by chance they got the chance to go down to East Grinstead nr London to 'make it' in the business! After a month, Tony the guitarist went home after getting lovesick and the other two got jobs which meant that the band couldn't rehearse! Colin who was feeling somewhat alone and fed up that things had fallen apart decided to follow Tony!
Spooling forward again and after a failed marriage and aquiring some NVQ's in computer skills, Steve and Paul and Colin started a busking group for a bit of a dare and started playing in Doncaster Town Centre. On their first day they earned a tenner each and went out the next day and earned even more! Eventually they were getting noticed by more town folk and agents! A year later Paul Grundy (a friend of Steve and Paul's from school) who also played guitar and sang rather well joined the band! The band was named the Buskateers! After working the pubs and clubs for a couple of years they were befriended by popular Doncaster comedian/singer Steve Womack, who let them work alongside him and also took them under his wing so to speak! They worked many weddings and corporate functions and were very successful! This carried on for a few years until they parted ways and eventually the group split up!
After this Colin joined a few bands and gained alot of experience! In Sept 2004 he joined a band called Fashion Fever, a very experienced function band and stayed with them 2 and a half years. Colin then decided to go solo, having always harboured to ambition of doing so! Over the last few years Colin has pleased and entertained thousands of people and been re-booked many times! Playing pubs, clubs, holiday parks, parties and weddings, his blend of music from the last 50 years has been very well received! Music ranging from Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Shadows to Robbie Williams, The Killers and Take That! I love playing in front of a captive audience and to see them dancing and having a great time is a real buzz for me!
Played for 20 years in function bands at clubs, pubs, weddings, corporate functions, presentations and high society functions!
28th July 2012
Thanks for giving us such superb show, our 70th birthdays will certainly be one to remember! The whole evening went very well and you were such a big part of it! My Husband is very much into The Shadows music and loved what you played! So glad we saw you when we did as we were just about out of ideas as to what to do for the entertainment!
Brenda & John (The Polish Club - Scunthorpe)
25th M ... ay 2012
I want to congratulate you on such a fantastic night! Thank you also for stepping in at such short notice! We had a fabulous time and the dancefloor was heaving! The encore seemed to go on for at least an hour! I told you that they would keep you busy if you went down well with them didn't I? Ha Ha! We hope to have you again in the future!
Joan Taylor (Babworth Ladies Darts Team)
Thank you for such a wonderful night! Jane and I were thrilled with you and the music you played! You had something for everyone and many commented on how good it was! We will certainly be contacting you again to play at our new pub when it opens later this year!
Sandra and Jim Brakeman
25th October 2011
We would just like to say thank you for a great evening of entertainment! I was so nervous about how things would go but you were so accomodating and the show was great! We are recommending you to a couple of our friends who are getting married soon!
Jayne and Terry (Market Deeping Snooker Centre)
7th May 2011
Would just like to write and say a big thank you for the evenings entertainment at our snooker presentation dinner dance at The Baskerville Hotel in Baston! everyone has been telling me how good you were and we will hopefully be asking you for next years presentation dance!
11th Dec 2012
What a fantastic night last night, we were so brilliantly entertained by that fabulous Vocalist, Musician and entertainer Colin Powell. Our grateful thanks Colin from all of the (Buffs) at our Christmas Dinner, made our night, thanks again. If any of our Bygone Donny friends have not seen you perform then they are missing out on a treat, look out for Colin when he his booked locally, or message him on FB and ask him where he is appearing next. You will not be disappointed, what a fabulous act, our thanks again.
Terry & the lads. (The Buffalos Christmas party - Doncaster)
31st December 2012
Many thanks for your performance at Sherwood Forest Golf Club on New Years Eve.
It was a great evening and much of that was down to you. Your ability to judge
the mood of the audience and perform appropriately was a credit to your talent,
Comments from members ranged from ' This is Brilliant ! ' to ' This is the best
New Year Party Yet !' A great night was had by all and we look forward to your
next performance at Sherwood.
Richard Cooper (Club Captain - Sherwood Forest Golf Club)
13th April 2013
Just thought I'd drop you a few lines to thank you for a brilliant night. Our Daughter Cheryl was very nervous on her wedding day but in the event was so pleased with how the the whole day went and then to be topped off with you on the night it made for an unforgettable evening. Her husband Terry is a big Shadows fan and was so impressed by the instrumentals you played! In approximately two years my other Daughter is getting married and would certainly like to consider booking you again! I will contact you again with regards to this of course. Thank you once again!
Anne & James Shorey
31st December 2013
"Colin played at our New Year's Eve party in 2012 and we were so impressed
that we booked him straight away for 2013. The audience covered a wide age
range and we had a another wonderful evening - Colin played a mixture of old
and new keeping the dance floor busy the whole time. I am sure we will be
booking him again.
Sherwood Forest Golf Club"
Just an informal thank you from me as Lady Vice Captain at Sherwood for New Years Eve. I thought you were great and when asked by Mr Vice captain what I thought about next year my immediate response was 'book him!'
Very best wishes,
Sherwood Forest Golf Club (Lady Vice Captain)
28th August 2014
Great night, thanks! You went down like a storm. I will be in touch with you about re-booking you for this October!
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Current PLI Certificate
Equipment all PAT Tested
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