Chris Collingwood

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Chris Collingwood
Born (1967-10-03) October 3, 1967 (age 48)
United Kingdom
Origin Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Power pop, rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter, producer
Instruments Guitar, vocals, keyboards
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Fountains of Wayne
Ben Lee
Gay Potatoes
Look Park

Chris Collingwood (born 1967) is a British-born American singer, songwriter, artist 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, 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]


  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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