Chris Collingwood

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Chris Collingwood
Born (1967-10-03) October 3, 1967 (age 52)
United Kingdom
OriginSellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
GenresPower pop, rock
Occupation(s)Guitarist, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, keyboards
Years active1995–present
Associated actsFountains of Wayne
Ben Lee
Gay Potatoes
Look Park

Chris Collingwood (born October 3, 1967) is a British American singer, songwriter, and artist who is best known as the former lead vocalist and founding member of the power pop band Fountains of Wayne.

Early life[edit]

Collingwood was born in Britain but grew up in Sellersville, Pennsylvania.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Collingwood's major influences are The Beatles, The Zombies, The Hollies, Aztec Camera, Squeeze, and Blue Öyster Cult.[2] He graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife in Northampton, Massachusetts. The couple married in 1996.

Collingwood has admitted to having trouble with alcohol in the past, even stating that his heavy drinking resulted in him having only contributed three songs to the band's fourth studio album, Traffic and Weather.[3] He has been sober since 2006.


  1. ^ Brian Wise (2004-02-08). "Eclectic Sounds of New Jersey, Echoing From Coast to Coast". New Jersey: New York Times. Retrieved 2014-06-30.
  2. ^ [1] Archived December 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Graff, Gary (2012-04-23). "Snow Patrol works through writer's block". Retrieved 2014-06-30.

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