Paul Colman in 2005
|Birth name||Paul Colman|
22 August 1967 |
|Genres||Christian pop, pop rock, CCM, Christian rock|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, Musician, Composer|
|Instruments||Guitar, Piano, Vocals|
|Associated acts||Paul Colman Trio, Newsboys, Peter Furler|
Colman was born and brought up in London; his father is Australian and his mother is British. When he was seven years old, his father left his successful life of theatre and music for a life of ministry back in Australia. His father was a long-standing Associate Pastor at Melbourne's Crossway Baptist Church and a well known gospel singer. Colman thus began his musical career living in Melbourne, starting his first band when he was eleven years old. During the first part of his life Colman did not take music too seriously, and focused on his career as a high-school teacher of history, English, and religion.
He has made a name for himself as a Christian musician independently, with his band the Paul Colman Trio, as a solo artist, and recently with the Newsboys. His songwriting abilities have been acknowledged with a Grammy nomination and Dove Awards.
In 1998, Colman began the Paul Colman Trio, or PC3, in Melbourne; it has been credited as being at the forefront of the Contemporary Christian music scene in Australia. The debut single, "Fill My Cup", ranked number three on TRAA, and attracted more than 1,000 people for each CD launch in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Colman fans can be found around the globe due to his willingness to travel sharing his craft with listeners from Uganda to Holland to Perth and beyond.
Colman announced in early 2004 that he would return to his solo career. His debut solo album, Let It Go, gained much popularity in America and Australia. After a couple of years, he joined the Newsboys in 2005, replacing the main guitarist Bryan Olesen who went on to focus on his band Casting Pearls. The first Newsboys CD featuring Colman, titled GO, was released 31 October 2006.
On 5 January 2009 Colman announced that he was leaving the Newsboys to concentrate on his solo career. History, a collection of cover tunes and previous songs was released on 27 January 2009, along with two digital EPs containing new material and other cover songs of Christian artists.
In January 2011 Colman returned to the studio with Grant Norsworthy and Phil Gaudion of PC3 to work on a new Trio album. The album Return was released in April 2011 to coincide with a reunion tour of Australia.
- Life Is Where You Are EP (1997)
- The Band Thing (1997)
- One Voice, One Guitar (1998)
- Official Bootleg (2000)
- One Voice One Guitar Vol 2 (2005)
- Let It Go (2005)
- History (2009)
- If I Was Jesus EP (2009)
- From the Saltland to the River (2012)
With Paul Colman Trio
- Live in America (Official Bootleg), 1999
- Serious Fun, 1999
- Turn, 2000
- pc3 - Live Acoustic, 2001
- pc3 - Live Electric, 2001
- pc3 - Live (USA version), 2001
- New Map of the World, 2002
- One, 2003
- Return, 2011
- "Paul Colman Trio Biography". Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- "Paul Colman - one voice one guitar". Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- "Paul Colman joins Newsboys". Retrieved 2008-04-12.
- Colman, Paul. "Paul Colman - Once Voice One Guitar". Paul Colman News. Retrieved 2011-08-23.
- "Paul Colman Trio Bio".
- "Lainey Wright Bio".
- "Glenridge Band".
- "Epic Season".