Colin Roy Biography


Singer, songwriter and actor Colin Roy began his career in London West End theatre after being spotted by Pippa Ailion, the casting director of The Lion King. Whilst still at school, Colin’s love and natural talent for music was strongly encouraged by his late father and after penning a hit single played on Capitol Radio, the dream became a reality. From starring in a musical at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and now with a wealth of experience as an international entertainer, as they say, the best is yet to come.

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LONDON WEST END THEATRE
Leading roles in West End theatre include: SoulTrain at the Victoria Palace, directed by Mark Clements; Smokey Joes’ Café at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, directed by Jerry Zaks; Cameron Mackintosh’s Five Guys Named Moe, directed by Charles Augins; Sweet Charity at the Victoria Palace for Michael Rose Ltd, choreographed by Chet Walker, directed by Carole Metcalfe; Hair at the Old Vic, directed by Michael Bogdanov, choreographed by Anthony Van Laast. Other theatre credits include: The House That Nat Built, New End Theatre, directed by Mark Clements & Danny John-Jules; Ain’t Misbehavin’ directed by Mark Clements and Jenny Sawyer; Cinderella, directed by Kerry Michaels, Theatre Royal Stratford East; The Grapevine, directed by Mark Clements and Michael Vivian, choreographed by Stephen Mear; Hot Stuff directed by Paul Kerryson for Bill Kenwright; The Harder They Come directed by Kerry Michael, Playhouse Theatre.

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TELEVISION CREDITS
Television credits include: EastEnders (BBC), The Paradise Club (BBC), Health And Efficiency (BBC), BPM (ITV), Barclay Theatre Awards (Anglia TV), The Big Stage (Channel 5), The Vanessa Show, The Generation Game, The Learning Zone (BBC2), Night Fever, Get Up And Give (ITV). Colin wrote the title music for a Channel 4 documentary The Street Warriors.

RECORDINGS
Colin’s recordings include the cast album of the Nat King Cole musical The House That Nat Built, the cast album of Hair and Colin Roy Live In London. His song My Destiny was remixed by MOBO award winning producers 5AM. It received rave reviews in Blues & Soul Magazine, DJ Magazine and Touch Magazine and was released on the compilation album Soul Sounds of The 90’s compiled by Dr. Bob Jones originally from London’s KISS FM Radio. In 2012 Colin recorded his self-penned single I Want You Back. As a Patron of the charity Topic of Cancer, Colin was motivated to write a song to increase awareness of helping each other and raising funds for causes in need; he has recently released his new single Make A Brighter Day available on iTunes and other download platforms, video on YouTube.

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CRUISE ENTERTAINMENT
Colin has performed as a headline entertainer for Royal Caribbean International and various other cruise lines.

COLIN’S SHOWS
Colin has toured the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia with various productions including his own show ‘The House That Nat Built’, known as The Nat King Musical Revue, a celebration of the incomparable Nat King Cole. Other shows include Kings Of Capitol highlighting the legends of swing and his high energy Sweet Soul & Motown Show. Colin Roy provides a range of first class bespoke shows for private and corporate events.

Merchandise

Make A Brighter Day the many self penned single from singer songwriter Colin Roy is available on iTunes. The video for Make A Brighter Day is currently being played on 150 airlines worldwide as part of their inflight entertainment. London West End star Colin Roy can be heard on a number of classic albums including The Nat King Cole Musical Review album The House That Nat Built and Colin Roy Live in London CD a collection of some of Colin's favourite songs. From those early recordings at Abbey Road Studios home to The Beatles (Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heats Club Band) Colin was humbled to have recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios with the London West End cast recording of 'HAIR'.

 
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Make A Brighter Day

Colin Roy Live In London

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Topic Of Cancer Charity CD

Nat King Cole Musical Revue

 




Testimonials

  • “It was wonderful to have Colin Roy entertain us on our special day. He has an incredible voice and range of songs. He really did provide the perfect evening to a perfect day.”
    Gregg Wallace
    MasterChef
  • Fantastic entertainment at the G-Club tonight! Thank you Ken Thompson, Sarah Stevens, the British-American Committee and special guests Colin Roy and the Dreamgirlz! Great fellowship with friends and family...
    Colonel Torkelson
    RAF Mildenhall
  • Dear Colin and Linda, we have just watched the DVD you made. OMG! How brilliant. We have enjoyed it so much and it brings it all back. The conga line was fantastic as it shows everybody at the party and Glencore at Sarastro a real bonus. Thank you so, so much and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Alan Johnson
    Glencore
  • Dear Colin, I wanted to let you know that my email has been filled over the last 2 days with messages of thanks and congratulations from those who attended the Banquet. Your performance featured in so many of those messages as having been the perfect climax to an elegant evening. You were mentioned by 3 of our top table guests and many more of our own team as having been the perfect transitional link between a formal dinner and a great Livery family party. I cannot thank you enough for what you achieved because you created a really happy atmosphere and the music was super. It was polished sophisticated and FUN. It cannot get much better than that; many congratulations and sincere thanks. You and the team were delightful people to have met and I know it will not be the last time.
    Group Captain Gerry Bunn CBE
    The Master Coachmaker

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