Colin Campsie

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Colin Campsie (born 1957) is a British-born singer-songwriter. He was a member of the 1980s pop bands The Quick and Giant Steps. Campsie was also closely involved with, but was not a member of the pop band Go West. The Quick had their first success with a top ten hit in Australia with the track "Hip, Shake, Jerk". The Quick then had U.S. #1 dance chart hits with "Zulu" and "The Rhythm of the Jungle". The Quick later changed their name to Giant Steps and scored a Billboard Top 10 hit with the song "Another Lover". Campsie co-wrote and produced the U.S. dance hit "Baby Doll" for the girl group Girls Can't Help It.

Lately, Campsie has turned his talents to songwriting, including the Chantelle Houghton song "I Want It Right Now" (originally slated for Kylie Minogue) via the spoof group Kandy Floss. He has also written tracks for Natalie Imbruglia, including "Don't You Think?" and "Wishing I Was There" (a U.S. Billboard Top 10 hit) on Imbruglia's debut album Left of the Middle. Campsie also co-wrote the Top 10 hit "I Quit" by Hepburn. He has also co-written the tracks "Ouch That Hurt!" and "Under My Skin" with Phil Thornalley, the latter appearing on Thornalley's only solo album Swamp.[1][2] Campsie also co-wrote "Mads Hauge" for US singer-songwriter Warren Avis' debut Lucky Seven,[citation needed] the UK Top 10 hit "Cry Me Out" for Pixie Lott and rewrote the lyrics of the hymn "I Vow to Thee My Country" for The Chelsea Pensioners album, the song now titled "For King and Country". Other artists who have covered his songs include Chaka Khan, Mel C, Jennifer Paige, Lulu, BoA and Beverley Craven.

Personal life[edit]

After meeting backstage at a Tears for Fears concert, Campsie married singer Beverley Craven. The couple have three daughters: Mollie, Brenna and Constance (Connie). The couple divorced in 2011.[3]

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