Colin Newton

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Colin Newton
Newton at a signing, 27 February 2007
Background information
Birth name Colin David Newton
Born (1977-04-18) 18 April 1977 (age 39)
Origin Macduff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Genres Indie rock
Occupation(s) Musician, drummer
Instruments Drums
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Idlewild

Colin David Newton (born 18 April 1977 in Macduff, Aberdeenshire) is the drummer for the Scottish indie rock band, Idlewild.

A former pizza baker,[1] 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.


With Idlewild[edit]