Colin Roy A Singer Of Quality
Singer, songwriter and actor Colin Roy began his career in London West End theatre after being spotted by Pippa Ailion, currently the casting director of The Lion King
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Whilst still at high 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.
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.
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.
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.
Colin has performed as a headline entertainer for Royal Caribbean International and various other cruise lines.
Colin has toured the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia with various productions including his own show ‘The House That Nat Built’, a celebration of the incomparable Nat King Cole. Other shows include Kings Of Capitol, Nat King Cole & Friends and Soul & Motown Extravaganza.
Colin Roy provides a range of first class bespoke entertainment for private and corporate events.