Colin Roy Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Producer
West End Theatre
Singer Actor Colin Roy began his career in London West End theatre after being spotted by Pippa Ailion, currently the casting director of The Lion King. Whilst still at high school, Colin’s love and natural talent for music was strongly encouraged by his late father and after landing a self-penned hit single on Capitol Radio UK the dream became a reality. From starring in a musical at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith and now with well over a decade of experience as an international entertainer is where the story begins and, as they say, the best is yet to come.
Leading roles in West End theatre include: SoulTrain at the Victoria Palace, directed by Mark Clements; Smokey Joes’ Café at the Prince Of Wales Theatre, directed by Jerry Zaks; Sweet Charity at the Victoria Palace for Michael Rose Ltd, choreographed by Chet Walker, directed by Carole Metcalfe. Hair at the Old Vic, directed by Michael Bogdanov, choreographed by Anthony Van Laast; Other theatre credits include: The House That Nat Built, New End Theatre, directed by Mark Clements; Smokey Joes’ Café, national tour; Cameron Mackintosh’s Five Guys Named Moe, directed by Charles Augins; SoulTrain, national tour; Ain’t Misbehavin’, directed by Mark Clements and Jenny Sawyer; Cinderella, directed by Kerry Michaels; The Grapevine, directed by Mark Clements and Michael Vivian, choreographed by Stephen Mear; Hot Stuff directed by Paul Kerryson for Bill Kenwright.
Television credits include: EastEnders (BBC), The Paradise Club (BBC), Health And Efficiency (BBC), BPM (ITV), Barclay Theatre Awards (Anglia TV), The Big Stage (Channel 5), The Vanessa Show, The Generation Game, The Learning Zone (BBC2), Night Fever, Get Up And Give (ITV).
Colin is an accomplished singer and songwriter, he wrote the title music for a Channel 4 documentary The Street Warriors. His recordings include the cast album of the Nat King Cole Musical
Revue The House That Nat Built and the cast album of Hair. His song My Destiny was remixed by 2006 MOBO award winning producers 5AM. It received rave reviews in Blues & Soul Magazine, DJ Magazine and Touch Magazine and was released on the compilation album Soul Sounds of The 90’s compiled by Dr. Bob Jones originally from London’s KISS FM Radio. In 2012 Colin recorded his self-penned single I Want You Back which is featured on his album Colin Roy Live In London available for download on iTunes. As a Patron of the charity Topic of Cancer, Colin was motivated to write a song to increase awareness of helping each other and raising funds for causes in need; he has recently released his new single Make A Brighter Day available on iTunes and other download platforms. The Make A Brighter Day video is currently being shown as part of inflight entertainment on 150 Airlines worldwide and can be seen on YouTube
Colin Roy worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a headline entertainer and also worked in various revue shows, choreographed by Anthony John & Dougie Squires, for Allan Blackburn Production’s and most recently headlined on The Brilliance Of The Seas, The Splendor Of The Seas, The Voyager Of The Seas, The Azamara Quest and The Azamara Journey.
Colin Roy has toured the UK, Europe, USA, Asia and Australia with various productions including his own show ‘The Nat King Cole Musical Revue’, a celebration of the legendary Nat King Cole www.thehousethatnatbuilt.com
ENTERTAINMENT FOR EVENTS
Colin Roy provides a range of first class entertainment available for Private and Corporate Events and Parties world-wide. Singing songs from the Rat Pack to Soul and Motown as well as current hits, Colin Roy’s repertoire is vast. Colin Roy and his Extravaganza Band of talented musicians and dazzling female singers will have guests dancing All Night Long! For smaller events performances on tracks are available. The entertainment is sophisticated, fully tailored and versatile, complete with PA equipment, lighting and a DJ. When Colin Roy is booked for an event you can be sure all your guests will be happy!