full-time career entertainer, Col draws on a wealth
of experience from his work and travels in Australia
and overseas, including nine years in North America
and six years in South East Asia. He is currently
based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast but always
keeps an eye on distant horizons. He has appeared
consistently in the best resort hotels, restaurants,
cafes, taverns, and clubs from the Great Barrier Reef
to the shores of the magnificent Sydney Harbour, his
birthplace. A true troubadour, he was Noosa and Bali's
first full time surfer-musician, working long residencies
in both idyllic locations. With a deep commitment
to his craft and no intention of stopping doing what
he loves best, he continues to draw praise from management
and audiences of all varieties for his professional
manner, individual style and distinctive voice.
and dedicated guitarist, he plays acoustic, six and
12-string, classical and Fender Strat/Tele guitars.
In the recording studio he plays bass and keyboards.
repertoire is enhanced by self-composed, unobtrusive
backing sequences, skillfully customized to give an
individual, yet recognizable rendition of both popular
and obscure songs.
He is equally
comfortable performing the majority of his repertoire
with just acoustic guitar which is how he made his
living for the first ten years of his career. If the
power goes out, the show goes on!
primarily a soloist, Col has had long working relationships
with some of Australia's finest pros, notably Ewan
MacKenzie, Bill Payne, Ross Williams, Doc Span, Gavan
Anderson, Peter Wells and Steve Hutchinson. He has
shared the stage with his mentors and contemporaries
such as Doug Ashdown, Marion Henderson, Mike McClellan
and Greg Quill. Never the shy one, he enjoyed great
success on all of Australia's "New Faces"
shows, once being runner up to Paul Hogan on Chanel
Nine's National New Faces Grand Final. Other television
appearances included "Reg Lindsay's Country Homestead"
singing one original tune and three Jimmy Buffett
tunes, much to the delight of drummer Tommy and guitarist,
a full range of entertainment from low key, atmospheric
background artistry for dining and listening, to an
energetic & lively, audience involved show, including
a wide selection of dance music.
an amazing memory, a skilled original vocal style,
a full head of hair and a quick sense of humor, audiences
are guaranteed a professional and personalized performance,
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rather spend his time surfing and playing music than
Cruise Control (i.e. Acoustic Unplugged
50s and 60s era Rock and Roll and Ballads
70, 80s and 90s Rock and Ballads
Light Jazz and M.O.R. Standards
And only the best of today's hits
Plus, 120 songs from singer~songwriter~story teller
performed at a volume to suit both guests and management
by arrangement as an ensemble
with some of Australia's finest
corporate functions of any size, Col is the
perfect choice for live music and entertainment!
In this capacity, his services have been repeatedly
engaged by the Novatel, Hyatt, Sheraton, Inter-Continental,
and Hilton groups, to name a few. His ability
to perform almost his entire repertoire with
or without sequence backing, at an appropriate
volume level, has drawn praise from businessmen
and Events Coordinators all over the world.
There are few occasions more important in a
couple's life than their wedding day and no
one appreciates this more than Col who has provided
his services to countless Australian and overseas
often than not, wedding receptions are a family
affair and his outstanding repertoire appeals
to the youngest and most senior wedding guests.
Well before the wedding day, full assistance is
given to the bride and groom in their selection
of music for the bridal waltz, cutting of the
cake and other special requests. From small, intimate
receptions to very large gatherings, whether elegantly
formal or casually informal, let Col add his unique,
caring touch to make that most special of days
even more memorable!
On behalf of the RSPCA Noosa-Sunshine Coast Branch I
would like to thank you for providing such wonderful
entertainment on the occasion of our 20th Birthday Luncheon
last Wednesday October 14th, 2009.
It contributed greatly to the enormous success of the
day and I heard nothing but favourable comment.
Song & Dance Entertainment Service Entertainment
Consultant, Booking Service & Event Co-ordinator
ABN 38 848 132 825 GST Registered
12th May, 2003 To
Whom It May Concern,
Noble, is a first class, international standard entertainer
who has successfully worked with my company here on
the Sunshine Coast for over seven years up until his
departure from Australia to live and travel overseas.
Col is a talented and professional musician and singer,
who we have frequently booked to perform for five star
corporate events at the Hyatt Regency Coolum, Novotel
Twin Waters Resort and Sheraton Noosa. He has performed
as resident musician for five star venues along the
east coast of Australia.
prides himself on presenting world class entertainment,
utilising top quality equipment. He is competent in
the full range of tasks associated with staging and
conducting a first class show, working well under the
direction of clients who have asked for a high standard
friendly manner allows him to happily complement a client
or team staging an event with minimal briefing. He is
aware of the value of time and works quickly and efficiently.
On several occasions, at very short notice, Col has
made himself available to work, always with great success.
have also arranged Col to entertain at major civic functions,
for leading sporting clubs and for charity events. He
has performed as a musician for the region's most popular
restaurants and function venues for private celebrations,
from birthdays to weddings, Christmas parties to New
Year’s Eve celebrations.
founding President of Parrotfanalia a chartered member
of the International Parrotheads In Paradise Society,
a charitable based Jimmy Buffett fan club,. Col conducts
an excellent Jimmy Buffett Parrothead Party,
arranging all aspects of the event including marketing
also works with other musicians including various duo
partners to create a show with output and entertainment
value equivalent to a band.
work has been held in high regard here on the Sunshine
Coast and his work is a benchmark for other artists.
wish Col well in all of his endeavours and have no hesitation
in recommending him to prospective hirers.
Consultant, Booking Service & Event Co-ordinator
ABN 38 848 132 825 GST Registered
"Col arrived in plenty of time (after having called
earlier in the day to confirm the venue) and was well
set-up. He is flexible with the venue, well-presented
& friendly. His performance is very professional.
received good feedback, his performance was exactly
what was required. He played unobtrusively and was enjoyed
received by: Christine Carroll.
Director and Entertainment Coordinator
Song & Dance Entertainment Service
Noble has been known to us here at Hog's Breath
Cafe, Mariner's Cove, Gold Coast for nearly four
years and has been providing entertainment for our
customers over this period.
Col has performed here on many occasions for our
Jimmy Buffett parties which have been immensely
popular, not only because of his great sound and
knowledge of Jimmy's songs but also due to the way
he can work the crowd to it's most full potential.
I have no hesitation in recommending Colin to any
establishment as I know he will always be entertaining
and professional in his work. If you would like
to discus this letter further please do not hesitate
to contact me.
Regency Coolum~Novatel Twin Waters~Noosa International
The Sheraton Noosa Resort~Heron Island P&O Resort
Perigian Springs Golf Club
Noosa Country Show~100 Year Anniversary
The Boat House-Noosa River~Cafe Le Monde~Noosa Yacht
and Rowing Club~Trio’s Restaurant
The Harbour Wine Bar~Bay Village-Hastings Street
The Riverdeck Restaurant~Sails Restaurant~Netanya
Clio’s Restaurant Palmwoods~Buderim Tavern
Nambour and North Lakes Farmer's Market
Kuala Lumpur and Sydney Hiltons
Hotel Bali Beach Inter~Continental, Bali, Indonesia
The Sheraton and Kartika Plaza
Tarr and Feather’s Saloon~The Eagle Cafe~Pier
39~Off Union Saloon,
Holiday Inn~Capuro’s~McGowan’s Tavern~Fisherman’s
Wharf, San Francisco
The No Name Bar~Sausalito, Britannia Arms~Cupertino
39 Main~Tiburon~Rusty Scupper Restaurants~San Francisco-Oakland
The Ram Bar~Sun Valley Idaho~USA
Novatel Twin Waters~Noosa Sheraton Resort~Hyatt
Regency~Coolum~Noosa International Resort
Sails Restaurant~Netanya Resort~Perigian
Springs Golf Club
The Captain’s Table~Eliza’s and Fanny’s Restaurants~The
Alice’s Rock Café-Expo ’88~Jo Jo’s Queen
Street Mall~Breakfast Creek Restaurant
Carlton Crest Hotel~Brisbane
Heron Island P&O Resort~Great Keppel Island
Cadillac Cafe~Cebu City Sports Club~Casino Espanola~Cebu
Country Club~Cebu Grand Hotel
Hotel Montebello~Waterfront Hotel and Casino(Mactan)~
Bella Vista Hotel
Alta Vista Golf and Country Club~Philippine Dream~Cebu
Mactan Golf Club~Roomful of Blues~Deja Vu Restaurant~The
White Sands Resort~Juke Box~Casa del Mar~Cebu Grand
Port Seafood Restaurant, Waterfront Hotel and Casino,
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Vocals, acoustic and electric
guitars, keyboards and midi programing~Col
Dance", "Meditation", Ewan
In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes~Bill Payne
Got You Under My Skin"~Jesrael Lucero
* Recorded at Mediatrack AV Cebu Philippines
June 08~Doug James Prod.
^ Recorded at Inntuckekoi Studios Qld Australia
1994~Ewan MacKenzie Prod.
samples can be found on Col's Jimmy Buffett Page