Colin Steele

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This article is about the jazz musician. For the singer/actor, see Colin Steele (singer).
Colin Steele
Origin Scotland
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Trumpeter
Associated acts Hue and Cry

Colin Steele is a jazz trumpeter from Scotland.

He played pop music with Hue and Cry during the 1980s [1] but he became dissatisfied with that.

After two years in France he studied jazz at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before returning to Scotland. He has been known for influences from Latin music and funk and has recorded several well-regarded albums.[2]

He has been increasingly influenced by Scottish folk music, an influence carried into the additional instrumentation in his group Colin Steele's Stramash.[3] as well as playing in Ceilidh Minogue's horn section [4]


  • 2000 Twilight Dreams - Colin Steele - Caber (caber024)
  • 2003 The Journey Home - Colin Steele - Caber (caber029)
  • 2005 Through the Waves - Colin Steele Quintet - ACT (ACT 9436-2)
  • 2008 Stramash - Colin Steele - Gadgemo (GAD001)
  • 2017 Even in the darkest places- Colin Steele - Gadgemo (GAD002)[5]


  1. ^ "Colin Steele". NME. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "BBC Jazz Review: Colin Steele: The Journey Home". B.B.C. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
  3. ^ "Artist of the month: Colin Steele". Scottish Arts Council. Retrieved 25 December 2008. 
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  5. ^ Fordham, John (16 March 2017). "Colin Steele: Even in the Darkest Places review – inviting and lyrical jazz". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2017. 

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