Colin Waterson

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Waterson
Birth name Colin Ross Waterson
Born (1980-01-05) 5 January 1980 (age 35)
Origin Glasgow, Scotland
Genres Electronica, soul, House, Techno
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, record producer, DJ, remixer, dancer
Instruments Vocals, piano, keyboards, programming, violin
Years active 2006–present
Labels Motherless Child Recordings, Notting Hill Music Group
Associated acts Billie Ray Martin, Victoria Wilson James, Smokin' Jo, Ashley Beedle, Tom Stephan

Waterson (born Colin Ross Waterson, 5 January 1980, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish electronic musician.

Biography[edit]

Dance career[edit]

Waterson performed all over the world as a dancer, most famously as a member of Matthew Bourne's[1] theatre company New Adventures, where he created roles in productions of Swan Lake (London's West End, Los Angeles and Broadway) as well Cinderella (London and Los Angeles), the UK tour of Highland Fling as well as The Car Man and Play Without Words. He also worked with other leading choreographers Ian Spink, Bunty Matthais, Stephen Mear, Mark Baldwin, Janet Smith, Quinny Sacks and Aletta Collins.

Music career[edit]

In 2008 he began pursuing a parallel career in music and started making music with the record producer Andy Whitmore.[2] Collaboration with Martin 101 followed, then a club track with Smokin' Jo[3] and Pete Gleadhall (Pet Shop Boys) called "Strip Down (Nude)", and several tracks fronting Ichi Ni San with Harj and Kriss Darang.

Around this time he also co-created the London club-night 'Drama'[4] with Terry Hart. The original club ran for over four years at various venues including Ministry of Sound, The Cross, Browns, The Eve Club, as well as Space in Ibiza. The club attracted a diverse, creative crowd from all over Europe, playing host to Dolce & Gabbana, Kylie Minogue, Grace Jones, Róisín Murphy and Julien Macdonald.

His 2011 single 'When You Tell Me That You Love Me' was picked up by renowned tastemaker Ross Allen and is due for re-release on his new imprint Meltdown Music Recordings in late 2013. Waterson has since signed to the label for an album of solo material. He is working with Andrew Hale, Danny Harrison, dBridge and Mark Brydon on production duties.

He also currently writing and producing for the third solo album from Billie Ray Martin as well as tracks on forthcoming new album from Soul II Soul diva Victoria Wilson James.

Discography[edit]

Selected Singles[edit]

  • "Boys On The Dancefloor" - (CDR) (2009)
  • "Paradise" - (Sinq Records) (2010)[5]
  • "When You Tell Me That You Love Me" - (Meltdown Music Recordings) (2013)[6]

Other appearances[edit]

  • Oxjam 2006 Festival Highlights (Oxjam/Pulse Rated) (2006)
  • The Big Indie Comeback Vol 3 (Matchbox) (2007)[7]
  • Hotel Dubai - Mixed by Lisa Loud (Crazy Diamond) (2007)[8]
  • DJ Magazine Front Cover CD - Mixed by Kriss Darang & Jnr J (DJ Mag) (2007)
  • CD Pool - July Club Mixes (CD Pool) (2008)
  • Promo Only - Hot UK Club Tracks (promo) (2008)
  • MixMag Front Cover CD - Mixed by Smokin' Jo from Space, Ibiza (MixMag) (2008)
  • Kinky Ibiza Bangers - (Kinky Malinki) (2008)
  • Club Tracks 11 - (V-Pressure) (2008)
  • Jonny Trunk Presents... - (Trunk Records) (2008)
  • Just Minimal Tech House - (Open Bar Music) (2008)
  • Oxyd Records MIDEM Sampler - (Oxyd records) (2010)
  • Axis Trax vs Rachel Ellektra - (Axis Trax) (2010)
  • Oxyd City Volume 1 - (Oxyd City Records) (2010) [9]
  • Mi-Soul Album - (Mi-Soul Records) (2014)

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