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Newton at a signing, 27 February 2007
|Birth name||Colin David Newton|
|Born||18 April 1977|
|Origin||Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland|
A former pizza baker, Newton is known for his galloping drum-style, and his use of Sabian equipment. Prior to joining Idlewild, Newton studied biology at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He was taught to play the drums by Mrs. Sharp, a music teacher at Banff Academy in that time, where he attended school in his teenage years.
He is married to Sheri (née Friers). They have a son called Cohen and twin daughters called Teigan and Pippa. Colin and his family live in North Berwick.
- 1998: Captain
- 1998: Hope Is Important
- 2000: 100 Broken Windows
- 2002: The Remote Part
- 2005: Warnings/Promises
- 2007: Make Another World
- 2009: Post Electric Blues