06/04/2019
Hull Minster

Colin Blunstone

6th April 2019

Colin Blunstone

Hull Minster

Colin Blunstone was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on the 24th June 1945. He went to school in St Albans where he was introduced to the other members of The Zombies. After attracting a large local following, the band were offered a recording contract by Decca Records which resulted in their first single, ‘She’s Not There’ becoming a world-wide hit. After three years on the road, the acclaimed album ‘Odessey and Oracle’ (with the hit "Time Of The Season") was released in 1968, and marked the end of The Zombies.

After a short break, Colin’s solo career began in earnest with ‘One Year’ on Epic Records, from which the hit single ‘Say You Don’t’ Mind’ was taken. Two more albums on Epic followed, ‘Ennismore’ and ‘Journey’ which spawned the hits, ‘I Don’t Believe In Miracles’ and ‘How Can We Dare To Be Wrong’.

In the late seventies, Colin also began to make appearances on other artist’s records, including Mae McKenna's "Walk On Water" (1977), Mike Batt's "Tarot Suite" (1978), and The Alan Parsons Project "Pyramid" (1977). He would record with Alan Parsons a number of times, including the classic track "Old and Wise"

These tracks were followed by three further albums, ‘Greatest Hits’, ‘Echo Bridge’ and ‘The Light Inside’, before Colin decided the time was right to play live again where he was joined by fellow Zombies founder member, Rod Argent. Together they have recorded three studio albums, ‘Out Of The Shadows’ and ‘As Far As I Can See’, a live double album and DVD, ‘Live At The Bloomsbury Theatre’ and a live album and DVD, ‘Odessey And Oracle {Revisited} 40th Anniversary’, of their sold-out concerts at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2008.

More recently Colin has released his latest solo album: "Out of the Shadows". He is also been busy touring – sometimes with his old Zombies’ bandmate Rod Argent.

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