Paul Colman Trio

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Paul Colman Trio
Also known as pc3
Origin Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genres Contemporary Christian music
Years active 1998 (1998)–2004 (2004), 2009–present
Labels Essential
Website paulcolmantrio.com
Members

Paul Colman Trio (often stylised as pc3) are an Australian contemporary Christian music group formed in 1998, composed of Paul Colman on lead vocals and guitars, Phil Gaudion on drums and vocals, and Grant Norsworthy on bass guitar and vocals. The band released five studio albums and had Christian radio hit singles including "Turn", "The Selfish Song", and "Fill My Cup". Their major-label studio album, New Map of the World (2002), received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. They disbanded in February 2004 and re-united in April 2009.

History[edit]

Paul Colman had started his music career as a solo artist, releasing two albums in the late 1990s. His trio, pc3, was formed in Melbourne in 1998 with Coman joined by Phil Gaudion on drums and vocals, and Grant Norsworthy on bass guitar and vocals. They issued two studio albums and two live albums, before breaking into the United States market with pc3 – Live Acoustic album in 2001. The group relocated to Memphis and performed at contemporary Christian music festivals.[1] Norsworthy described the US scene, "it's bigger than the entire Australian music scene over there in America, and there's amazing infrastructure – radio stations, TV stations, magazines totally dedicated to Christian music."[1]

Paul Colman Trio issued two more studio albums, including New Map of the World in 2002. This received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.[1][2] Colman told Mick Bunworth of The 7.30 Report that he wrote lyrics "set against the backdrop of a faith, of the fact that God made the universe."[1] The trio undertook international tours before disbanding in February 2004 as they would be "taking a break as a recording/performing band", citing "financial and family considerations" as primary reasons.[3]

In April 2009 Paul Colman Trio re-formed after a five-year break for a reunion show at Easterfest in Toowoomba.[4] Early in January 2011 pc3 spent a week in Nashville and recorded a new album, Return, which was released in April that year.[4] They supported the release with a national tour.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • 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 (two different versions exist—11 song and 12 song—The 11 song is a New Zealand / Australian edit that includes the songs "Your Love" and "Love this Life" but removes "Pray", "Live it!" and "Save my Soul".)
  • Return, 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bunworth, Mick (20 February 2002). "Rock of ages takes on devil's music". 7.30 Report. Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Archived from the original on 4 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Cashmere, Paul (February 2003). "Kylie Minogue Nominated for Her First Grammy". Undercover (Paul Cashmere, Ros O'Gorman). Archived from the original on 29 March 2003. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Hunsberger, Maryann B. (28 March 2005). "Family Man". Christian Music Today. Christianity Today International. Archived from the original on 16 February 2009. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c Mudge, Karen (2012). "Colman Trio Re-Unite". Eternity Newspaper. Bible Society Australia. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 3 March 2016. 

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Awards
Preceded by
ZOEgirl
GMA's New Artist of the Year
2003
Succeeded by
Jeremy Camp